Creating a More Casual Private Practice with Julie Barry

Creating a More Casual Private Practice with Julie Barry

Are you interested in the idea of creating a private practice that is fun and casual? 

In this episode of Private Practice Success Stories, I sat down with Julie Barry who created a private practice that isn’t stuffy or rigid. She made it her own and now she gets to keep it casual with her private clients. 

Julie busts a ton of private practice myths and shares a refreshing perspective on what private practice can be. If you’ve been thinking about starting a private practice, but you’re a more casual person and just want to deliver effective therapy without all of the stuffiness, this episode is for you. 

Julie Barry is in her 12th year as a practicing clinician. She has worked in acute care, subacute rehab, SNF, IP/OP pediatrics, NICU, specialized school, preschool, private practice and she now has her own private practice.

Julie loves training and mentoring newer clinicians – it’s what shaped her into the type of clinician she is today. 

Later in her career, she discovered a passion for motor speech disorders, particularly Childhood Apraxia of Speech. As of October 2022, she is a PROMPT-trained clinician and has been focusing on developing this craft to best serve her caseload. 

Her caseload currently consists mostly of late-talkers, early autism, apraxia, preschool speech sound disorders, and all things language. 

When not working as an SLP she is navigating parenthood with her husband Nick and their boys ages 4 and 7.


In Today’s Episode, We Discuss:

  • Julie’s experience as a private practitioner and how she keeps it casual
  • Why Julie prioritizes approachability with her clients 
  • The transition from a regular SLP job to private practice
  • Why your work is your best representation of you as a therapist
  • How Julie brings in clients through referrals and social media 
  • Private practice myths that many people believe and why they aren’t true
  • The flexibility Julie has now that she is a private practitioner
  • Why you shouldn’t wait until you’re “ready” to dip your toes in private practice
  • The power of creating policies and sticking to them
  • How Julie prioritizes balance and being present 


I hope you enjoyed this conversation with Julie! I love how authentic she is and now she attracts the right clients for her. When you have your own private practice, you can make your own decisions and your own rules. There’s no such thing as a perfect private practice, only one that’s perfect for you. 

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