Building a Thriving Traditional Practice with Shanna Klump

Building a Thriving Traditional Practice with Shanna Klump


Have you been thinking about starting a private practice with a full team, a robust clinic, and hundreds of clients? 

In this episode of Private Practice Success Stories, I sat down with one of my students, Shanna Klump to talk about how she did just that. She grew quickly from a small private practice to a large brick-and-mortar practice that has a team and environment that supports her needs. 

Shanna talks about how she got started and also how she grew quickly, what her private practice looks like, and recommendations for other private practitioners who are looking to have brick-and-mortar clinics with teams

Shanna is the founder and CEO of Kid Connections Therapy and The Apraxia SLP.  She has over 15 years of experience in a variety of clinical settings, including public schools and private practice. In all these settings, she has had the opportunity to serve as a graduate student supervisor and a clinical fellowship year supervisor. 

In her private practice, she oversees a team of six Speech-Language Pathologists providing services to children with a variety of speech, language, and swallowing/feeding needs. Shanna specializes in assessing and treating speech sound disorders, including Childhood Apraxia of Speech. 

Additionally, she has special interests in Down Syndrome and Autism. Shanna believes in the value of the therapist-family relationship and utilizes a family-centered, child-focused approach to her treatment. 

She is certified to provide the Hanen It Takes Two to Talk program and is Bridging trained in PROMPT.  Through The Apraxia SLP, Shanna offers coaching and consulting to other SLPs specifically on topics related to Childhood Apraxia of Speech and other motor speech disorders.


In Today’s Episode, We Discuss:


  • How Shanna started her practice and how the Start program helped her grow
  • How accepting insurance grew her business
  • How hiring a team has helped Shanna grow her private practice
  • How her private practice is supporting her while she goes on maternity leave
  • The shift that happens when you commit to your private practice as your sole source of income
  • Why boundaries in your private practice are a good thing
  • The importance of systems and processes in your business
  • How Shanna supports her clients and what her private practice looks like
  • What Shanna’s team looks like and how she focuses on employee retention
  • The passion project that her private practice has enabled her to pursue


I hope you enjoyed this episode with Shanna! She has amazing energy and has learned to truly think and act like a CEO. I am so proud of the life that she’s built and thrilled that she and her husband are welcoming a sweet new baby into their lives with plenty of business support and systems to make a solid maternity leave possible. 

She is a perfect example of someone who had a dream and made it happen. If you want to learn more about how we help folks like Shanna grow their private practices, visit

Whether you want to start a private practice or grow your existing private practice, I can help you get the freedom, flexibility, fulfillment, and financial abundance that you deserve. Visit my website to learn more.


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