Fear The Fear and Do It Anyway with KATIE BROWN, MS CCC-SLP


What we discuss: 

  • Her breakthrough moment that made her realize it was time to start her private practice
  • How she reconciles being an introvert with various extroverted activities designed to develop relationships with colleagues
  • Her perspective on the importance of finding a mentor and sharing the wealth
  • Her strong encouragement for new practitioners who also have only a few years experience under their belts
  • Jena’s sage insight into the difference between pushiness and information sharing


Guest: Katie Brown, CCC-SLP
Katie received her master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University at Buffalo. Katie has practiced as a Speech-Language Pathologist in a variety of adult settings, including skilled nursing, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, and home health.
Katie believes in helping adults regain communication to maintain their social lives and strengthen their interactions with family and friends. Her dedication to evidence-based practice and patient-centered care sets her apart from other SLPs.


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

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