3 Ways to Earn More as an SLP (Without Quitting Your Job)

 Most speech-language pathologists wished that they earned more money… The problem is that in most traditional SLP settings like schools, hospitals, and early interventions, salary increases are few and far between. Do you agree with this or have you experienced this? The question remains: how can you earn more money as an SLP? In …

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From School SLP to Small Town Private Practitioner with Sarah Desimone

Have you ever thought about starting a private practice as a school SLP or as someone who lives in a more rural area? This is the perfect student success story for you to listen to!Sarah Desimone, MS, CCC-SLP is the owner of Huckleberry Therapy LLC, located in Athol, ID. Since graduating in 2016, Sarah has had the opportunity to serve children from birth to age 17 in a large multidisciplinary clinic, through her local school district, and via teletherapy as a contract SLP. It was through th […]

Starting a Private Practice “On The Side” and In My Home with Kathy Hindman

Have you ever thought about starting a private practice out of your house?This episode with Kathy Hindman, a speech-language pathologist in Lawrenceville, NJ, is one of my most popular episodes to date, and I can attest that to so many SLPs being interested in her on the side, in-home practice.Kathy Hindman has over twenty years of experience that includes evaluating and treating children and young adults in a variety of settings: from working several years in an intensive behavioral-based progr […]

Growing Out of Her School Job and Into Private Practice with Quintina Briscoe

Do you feel called to do more as an SLP? Quintina Briscoe, my guest in this episode, felt the exact same way before she started her private practice during the pandemic.Quintina Briscoe is a speech-language pathologist, mentor, and clinic owner in the greater D.C. area. She went from being a solo private practitioner, just seeing clients on the side of her school job to employing many therapists, having a brick-and-mortar clinic, and serving clients via telephone therapy in her private prac […]

Bilingual SLP Starts a Part-Time Pediatric Private Practice with Ruth Marquez

Do you dream of your last year in the school setting? Does the idea of leaving your school job to work for yourself interest you?My guest, Ruth Marquez, started her speech therapy private practice on the side of her school job, and she just recently left it to pursue her private practice full-time!Ruth Marquez opened the doors of Be Brave Speech Therapy in June 2020. Since then, she has done many evaluations which have led to continuous therapy sessions, and countless collaborations with familie […]

How Do You Know If You’re Ready to Start a Private Practice?

Have you been thinking about private practice for a long time, but you aren’t sure if you’re ready?A lot of SLPs have internal worries and fears related to whether they are ready to start a private practice, and those often come from impostor syndrome which is something that we have talked a lot about here on the podcast.People feel like they need to be experts to start a private practice, but if you wait to become an expert, you will never feel expert enough to start.In this episode, I am talki […]

Get More Freedom Through Private Practice

​What does freedom mean to you?One of the top reasons why SLPs start their own private practice is because they want freedom. In this episode, we are talking all about what freedom and independence mean as a clinician and how you can get more of it through private practice.I’ll never forget the feeling I had when I accepted my first private practice client and realized that I was going to be able to use private practice as the vehicle to freedom in my own life. It was truly thrilling, a […]

Starting a Mobile FEES Business with a Partner with George Barnes and Allie Mataras

Have you ever thought about offering mobile fees? Are you wondering how to regroup, rebound, and truly grow a mobile fees business after COVID? Do you want to know more about the realities of starting a private practice with a business partner? My guests, George Barnes MS CCC-SLP and Allison Mataras MA CCC-SLP, are joining me in this episode to cover all of these topics.George and Allie started their company, FEESible Swallow Solutions, in January of 2020 – just before the pandemic started. […]

Adult-Focused Private Practice Success with Katie Brown

Are you interested in working with adults? Are you interested in learning from a fairly new SLP who built a specialty practice to full-time within six months?Katie Brown, who is joining me in this episode, is who you want to hear from if either of these (or both) are of interest to you!Katie Brown, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS is a speech-language pathologist and certified brain injury specialist practicing in Buffalo, NY. She owns a private practice called Neuro Speech Solutions which specializes in thera […]

Staying Small on Purpose with Kelsey Martin

There are so many benefits to having a private practice, but one of the most desirable benefits is the ability to have a flexible schedule.Kelsey Martin, who is joining me in this episode, knows all about the balance that private practice can offer. She created a private practice so that she could spend as much time as possible with her young children while financially providing for her family as an SLP and business owner.Kelsey is the owner of Playful Communication in Waxhaw, North Carolina. Sh […]