From Her Kitchen Table to Two Locations with Michelle Eliason [Start Your Private Practice Mentor]

From Her Kitchen Table to Two Locations with Michelle Eliason [Start Your Private Practice Mentor]

Are you holding back from starting your private practice because you’re worried that you don’t have enough money saved up? 

This is what I hear from many SLPs and OTs, but you don’t actually have to have a bunch of money saved up! You can keep your costs very low at the start and grow as your practice grows. 

In today’s episode of Private Practice Success stories, I sat down with Michelle Eliason who didn’t let the investment scare her. She started her private practice debt-free from her kitchen table and now she has grown it to two different locations!

Michelle Eliason is an Occupational Therapist and private practice owner. She began a consulting company in 2016 and now owns two neurological and physical restorative outpatient practices in New York as well as an online mentorship and resource site for occupational therapy students and practitioners seeking to utilize their full scope in clinical practice. 

Michelle is now an OT mentor for our Start Your Private Practice students where she teaches them how to market their services on a shoestring budget, and her trainings have been an invaluable resource. 


In Today’s Episode, We Discuss:


  • Why Michelle started her own private practice
  • The importance of setting goals
  • How Michelle started her business on a small budget
  • Learning to think like a business owner
  • How Michelle started multiple locations
  • Why quality service over quantity is important
  • Tips for growing your team


I love how Michelle saw a need in her area and decided to fill it. She had a simple beginning and is now experiencing so much success. And guess what? You can do the same! If you have something to bring to the table, you can start from your kitchen table, just like Michelle did. Let us help you get there! 

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