June 2019

Mindset Monday: “These Private Practice Statistics from ASHA May Surprise You” with Jena Castro-Casbon, MS CCC-SLP

This episode will answer two important questions with info from ASHA:1.) What percentage of SLPs work in Private Practice part-time?2.) What percentage of overall ASHA members work in Private Practice?Listen to the episode for the results 🙂 Host: Jena Castro-Casbon, MS CCC-SLPJena H. Castro-Casbon, MS, CCC-SLP, is a private-practice consultant who has helped thousands of speech-language pathologists start and grow their […]

Start Your Private Practice Student Success Story: How Emily’s Vision is Finally Coming Together

Emily Hussey was not daunted when she put her private practice dreams on hold to focus on her family and her important work as a school SLP. She patiently drew up a plan, interviewed others, carefully researched the needs of her area and accumulated helpful resources. She also credits the Start Your Private Practice community with essential support. Now Emily is combining her passion for nutrition and wellness, her extensive experience with school-age children, and her know-how for developing mu […]

Mindset Monday: “Every Private Practice Starts With One Client” with Jena Castro-Casbon, MS CCC-SLP

In this Mindset Monday edition of The Private Practice Success Stories podcast, I’m going to talk about the danger of comparing yourself to SLPs with existing private practices and extend an important reminder.Enjoy!Host: Jena Castro-Casbon, MS CCC-SLPJena H. Castro-Casbon, MS, CCC-SLP, is a private-practice consultant who has helped thousands of speech-language pathologists start and grow their own private practices through her company, The Independent Clinician.  She has wr […]

Student Success Story with Lauren Walden, ccc-slp

What we discuss: How her background prepared her in unexpected ways for a career as a private practitionerHer methods for maneuvering through the insurance “waiting game”The fortuitous networking that led to finding an office space in a welcoming communityHer willingness to delegate work as she grows her businessHow she prioritizes maintaining a positive relationship with referral sourcesGuest: Lauren Walden, CCC-SLP​Lauren discovered a love of speech-language pathology while working […]

“Student Success Story: Lauren’s Story” with Lauren Walden, SLP

About LaurenLauren discovered a love of speech-language pathology while working as a secretary at a private clinic. In addition to working in the public schools, she continues to work for that same clinic as a PRN SLP while she pursues clients in her own office space. She credits the Start Your Private Practice course as a helpful and motivational method to help her pursue success.What we discussed in this episode;How her background prepared her in unexpected ways for a career as a private pract […]

Mindset Monday: What Should You Focus on as You Build Your Private Practice?

I want to talk to you today about something that I’ve been seeing a lot over the years, and for some reason it really seems to be picking up speed.So, I know that SLPs tend to be planners and want to get all their ducks in a row and have everything perfect before taking action. I am a little bit that way too, so I completely understand.But what often happens is is that people who get all lost in the details of something tend not to actually take action.Just in the last 24 hours I got two message […]

Unexpected Growth with Shana Klump, ccc-slp

What We Discuss:How she approached her predetermined choice to work in the schools positivelyHer persistence at choosing collaboration over competition with other SLPsThe turning point that produced a steady stream of clients and led her to pursue full-time workJena’s advice to strive for work-life balance as a practitionerHer community-building efforts to ensure her clients’ needs are metHow her desire for a waitlist changed over timeGuest: Shanna Klump, CCC-SLP​Shanna is the founder of K […]

“Unexpected Growth” with Shanna Klump, SLP

Shanna knew early on that speech-language pathology was a strong possibility. Once she had decided on the profession, she considered a private practice a foregone conclusion. Shanna dedicated ten years to the public school system in Maryland. She later joined a private practice part-time while continuing to work part-time in the schools. Currently she is dedicated to growing her private practice including being an active member in the Grow Your Practice program. She envisions an office space and […]

“Relationships to Referrals” With Jena Castro-Casbon, MS CCC-SLP

On this Mindset Monday episode Jena discusses how to develop and cultivate relationships with people who can send you referrals. Whether your practice is just starting out, or it is well established, there is always room to grow in gaining referrals. At the end of this episode, Jena gives an accountability challenge and chance to try her Grow Your Private Program for a discounted price upon completing the challenge.Here’s What Jena Covers:Encouragement to be patient in the process, developing re […]

Why Every Speech-Language Pathologist Should Have Multiple Streams of Income (and How to Start Your First!)

​​I want to talk about how having of Multiple Streams of Income as an SLP and how one piece of advice completely changed my life (and possibly yours!)Let’s go back to 2006.I had just completed my clinical fellowship at a prestigious rehabilitation hospital in Boston. One of my co-workers worked part-time. On the days she wasn’t working with me at the hospital, she was seeing her own clients in her small but in-demand private practice, she was an AAC consultant for a school system, she worked […]