In graduate school, you learn how to BE a clinician but not how to as one.

we're here to change that

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About Private Practice School

We believe that private practices change the lives of clinicians and clients.

Private Practice School teaches Speech-Language Pathologists and Occupational Therapists the business skills they need to build successful private practices step-by-step so they can have the freedom, flexibility and finances they desire and deserve.

So many children and adults are stuck on waitlists or going without services because there simply aren’t enough providers.

Private Practice School is more than a school - it’s the center of The Private Practice Movement. We are proud to provide business education to clinicians to serve their community and themselves. Private practice is a “win win” opportunity that helps everyone get what they need.

Why SLPs and OTs Choose Private Practice School

Private Practice School provides essential business and management education to help you build a successful, sustainable and sellable private practice. We’ve helped over 10,000 SLPs and OTs through our paid programs and resources, making Private Practice School the leader in business education for speech and occupational therapists.

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We are passionate about women owning their own businesses and taking control of their financial futures.

Jena H. Castro-Casbon, MS CCC-SLP

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Choose the Right Level for You

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Start Your Private Practice is our beginner-level program that covers how to set your practice up on a solid legal foundation and build your initial caseload of paying private clients.

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Grow Your Private Practice is our advanced program for SLPs and OTs with existing practices who want to #LevelUp and strategically grow their practices following a custom Private Practice Growth Plan to scale their income and impact.

We have helped 10,000+ SLPs and OTs build the following types of SLP and OT practices:

Types of Practices We’ve Helped Students Build

Pediatric (Generalist & Specialty)

Adult Neuro (Generalist & Specialty)

Mobile Practices

Boutique Therapy

Teletherapy Only

Brick and Mortar

Bilingual Practices


Outside the Box Approaches (ex. Nature-Based Therapy, Animal Assisted)

Start and Grow Your Private Practice Program students

learn how to offer the following services:

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Start Your Private Practice Program

Individual Therapy


Teletherapy Only

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Grow Your Private Practice Program

School Contracts 

Group Therapy 

Summer Camps & Intensives 

Community Classes


Second Opinion Evaluations

Parent Coaching

Courses & Digital Products

Multi-Disciplinary Practices

Paid Presentations

Our Unique Approach

At Private Practice School, we pride ourselves in helping “regular” clinicians become successful business owners through education, mentorship, coaching and community. Our students start in The Start Your Private Practice Program to obtain foundational business skills and then #LevelUp to The Grow Your Private Practice Program when they’re ready to scale their businesses.

We are proud to offer Continuing Education credits in the form of Professional Development Hours for people who complete our Programs!

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Jena H. Castro-Casbon, MS CCC-SLP

Creator of Private Practice School

Jena started her private practice “on the side” of her job when she was 26 years old because she had early career burnout. Friends kept asking her how she did it, so she created her company, The Independent Clinician to teach SLPs and OTs how to build their own lifestyle and traditional private practices.

Now she’s helped over 10,000 clinicians build successful and sustainable private practices through her programs available through Private Practice School. Jena is the author of The Path to Private Practice and host of The Private Practice Success Stories Podcast.

She lives outside of Boston, MA with her wife and two sons.