From Early Career Burnout to Private Practice Joy With Corinne Zmoos

From Early Career Burnout to Private Practice Joy With Corinne Zmoos

Are you facing career burnout? 

For many SLPs and OTs, this is all too common. In this episode of Private Practice Success Stories, I sat down with Corinne Zmoos who experienced early career burnout. She was tired of the expectation that she should be an expert generalist at her job in early intervention and felt trapped. 

She is very creative and started teaching music classes on the side and since the parents of the kids she worked with knew she was an SLP, they started asking for help. After joining the Start and Grow Your Private Practice programs, she now has a thriving private practice. 

Corinne Zmoos, M.S. CCC-SLP is a musical speech language pathologist in Baltimore, MD. Her private practice, Crescendo Communication provides highly individualized, neurodiverse language and executive functioning therapy for toddlers and young children. She specializes in AAC, musical intervention, and Gestalt language processing. 

As a neurodivergent individual herself, Corinne deeply understands how music lights up the brain for nontraditional learners and facilitates progress rooted in joy rather than compliance. This year, Corinne opened Messy Happy Music Lab to provide an inclusive space for the children of Baltimore to learn through music, process art, and sensory play


In Today’s Episode, We Discuss:


  • How she got started as an SLP 
  • How she took on the identity of a business owner
  • Why word-of-mouth referrals are so powerful
  • The services she offers to her clients 
  • Why she loves Gestalt language processing 
  • How she sees genuine, authentic growth with her clients 
  • How the Start and Grow programs helped her


I hope you enjoyed this conversation with Corinne. She is a breath of fresh air in the speech world and I love that she offers such creative and unique services to the clients that she serves. She went from being a burnt-out SLP to a successful private practice owner. 

Whether you want to offer nontraditional services like Corinne, or if you still want to offer traditional services but outside of a traditional setting, private practice may be the solution to help you get what you need.

If you would like to know more about our programs and how we help support SLPs and OTs who want our help to start and grow their practices – just like we’ve helped Corrine, please visit


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