FREE TRAINING: How to Start a Speech Therapy Private Practice

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

July 19, 2021

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 […]

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

July 12, 2021

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 […]

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Get More Freedom Through Private Practice

July 5, 2021

​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 […]

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

June 28, 2021

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. […]

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Adult-Focused Private Practice Success with Katie Brown

June 21, 2021

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 […]

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Staying Small on Purpose with Kelsey Martin

June 14, 2021

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 […]

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The Cost of NOT Starting a Private Practice

June 7, 2021

Have you ever thought about the cost of not starting a private practice? Have you thought about it both in terms of the money you could be earning and also the time you could be spending doing things you love?One reason why SLPs put off starting private practices is that they worry that they need a lot of money for startup costs.In this episode, I am flipping the script and talking about the cost of not starting your private practice.We tend to think about financial costs, but there are also tim […]

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Serving Clients and SLPs with Ardith Wuckert

May 31, 2021

Have you ever wanted to create and sell a resource for SLPs in addition to your private practice offerings?In this episode, I am joined by Ardith Wuckert. She is currently in the process of diversifying her private practice income streams, so we are getting into how she is doing that through digital paid resources.Creating and selling digital resources is a great way to add another income stream AND help other SLPs. I think we can all agree that is a win-win!Ardith Wuckert is a speech-language p […]

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Moving into Private Practice with Nicole Donnelly

May 24, 2021

Are you waiting until you have all of your ducks in a row before you start your private practice?I hear this a lot because many SLPs are concerned about timing especially if they are in the middle of moving. I totally get that, but there are definitely things you can do to get started whether you are physically moving or just moving into private practice.In this episode, I am joined by Nicole Donnelly, and we are talking about her journey into private practice which actually began when she moved […]

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Why Every SLP Should Have Multiple Streams of Income

May 17, 2021

Would you like to make more money as a speech-language pathologist? There are a lot of people who would, but very few people are talking about it!I want to introduce you to the concept of multiple streams of income. You have likely heard about this before!In this episode, I am talking to you about how this can work for you and how you can add your first or next stream of income.In Today’s Episode, We Discuss:Not being dependent on one streamIdeas for income streams that you can haveMaking sure y […]

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