Be Brave as You Navigate Your Career: Mattie’s Story


Mattie Murrey-Tegels is a medical speech-language pathologist, professor, podcaster and founder of Fresh SLP. She shares how she got started in this career when she decided to go back to school and follow in the footsteps of a family member who was a speech-language pathologist.

​She and I talk about her own private practice and why she started Fresh SLP as a resource to help other speech-language pathologists get started in their careers. Mattie is very passionate about giving back and helping up-and-coming SLPs as they enter the field and I know you’re going to enjoy our conversation. 

What we discuss: 

  • How she got decided to get into speech-language pathology
  • Why she wants to empower other SLPs
  • Mattie’s goal of growing her website and podcast to help even more people
  • Her advice for people on finding a community and being brave

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​Guest: Mattie  Murrey-Tegels, MA, CCC-SLP, L, CLSC

Mattie is the founder of Fresh SLP and has worked as a medical SLP for the past 25 years. Additionally, she is an Assistant Professor, Clinical Supervisor, and Interim Clinical Director for an accredited CSD graduate program. She is also a certified speaker for NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) and strives to create a well-rounded hard-skill and soft-skill focus on what SLPs do in the world.


Host: Jena H. Castro-Casbon, MS, CCC-SLP

Jena 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 written articles for The ASHA Leader and Presented at ASHA Connect (2017).

You’ll find her online in the SLP Private Practice Beginners Facebook Group and in her premium programs, The Start Your Private Practice System and the Grow Your Private Practice Coaching Program.

Jena lives in Boston, MA and is a wife and mama to two young boys.


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