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 families. In 2021, after a year of being a private practice owner on the side of being a full-time school-based SLP, Ruth decided to go all in and work on her private practice full-time! She is excited to have the time, freedom, and flexibility to help more families and children in need.
From her pros and cons list to her marketing strategy, we are getting into what Ruth did to begin her private practice and how she was able to leave her school job after just one year!
In Today’s Episode, We Discuss:
- What to do when you feel limited in your setting
- Acknowledging gaps in service and filling it
- Why you should talk to someone about wanting to start a private practice
- What to do when you’re on the fence about starting a private practice
- The collaboration that you get to have with parents outside of the school setting
- What to do if you want to start but you’re moving “soon”
- Starting to market a new private practice
- How fear can overcomplicate your process
- Deciding what and how you are willing to invest in yourself
Ruth is a wonderful example of someone who had a lot of doubt and fear but decided to invest in herself and her future by following the step-by-step Start Your Private Practice System!
I love hearing stories like these, and I know how motivating they are for all of you! Send a message to Ruth over on FB or IG and let her know what your number one takeaway is from this episode. She will love to hear from you!
If you’re ready to learn more about how private practice can help you meet your professional, personal and financial goals just like Ruth, don’t forget to sign up for my brand new FREE training over at startyourprivatepractice.com/webinar!
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Ruth MarquezRuth is the owner of Be Brave Speech Therapy located in Mentone, CA. Since graduating from Loma Linda University in 2011, she has always had that inkling of starting her own private practice. However that dream stayed “just a dream” because she believed it was only possible way down the road after having 15-20 years of experience AND after she had enough money saved up to afford a brick and mortar.
She is so excited that she took the plunge and joined SYPP. In June 2020, Ruth opened the doors of Be Brave Speech Therapy and it has been a busy but awesome ride! Since then, she has done many evaluations, which have led to continuous therapy sessions, and countless collaboration with families. In Ruth’s opinion, the best part of private practice is having constant communication with families and collaborating with them on how you can help their child’s communication skills blossom so they can grow up to “be brave” communicators.
In 2021, after a year of being a private practice owner “on the side” of being a full-time school-based SLP, Ruth decided to go “all in” and work on her private practice full-time! She is excited to have the time, freedom, and flexibility to help more families and children in need.
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.
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