Going All In to Serve Her Rural Community with Michael Johnston

Going All In to Serve Her Rural Community with Michael Johnston

Ready to go all in on your private practice? 

In this episode of Private Practice Success Stories, I sat down with one of my students Michael Johnston to discuss how she did it! I got to know Michael in the Start Your Private Practice Program and oh my goodness has she grown quickly!

She is one year into her private practice journey and already has a multidisciplinary practice serving 100 clients a week because she’s in a rural area that desperately needs services because it didn’t have any pediatric therapy services. 

In addition to wanting to serve her community, Michael started her private practice to have more flexibility for her family. Michael is the type that likes to go “All In” and she has with her private practice. 

Whether you live in a rural or populated area, if you’ve been thinking about starting a private practice to fill your needs, your family’s needs, and the needs of people in your community, this is a must-listen episode!


In Today’s Episode, We Discuss:


  • When Michael made the decision to go full-time with her own private practice
  • How Michael filled the need for services in her community 
  • The payer sources Michael accepts in her private practice
  • How to find your very first clients 
  • The power of word-of-mouth referrals and reviews 
  • Why Michael decided to offer multiple disciplines in her practice instead of just speech
  • Where Michael’s private practice is located and her plans for expansion


I hope you found this episode with Michael inspiring! I love how dedicated she is to her community and how she wants to bring services and jobs to her local area. She is a perfect example of someone who had a goal and went all in to get it. And you can too.

If you would like to know more about our Programs and how we work with SLPs and OTs – just like Michael to start and grow their practices, please visit www.IndependentClinician.com/learn-with-jena/.

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 www.independentclinician.com to learn more.


Resources Mentioned: 

Visit Michael’s website: https://www.fundamentalpediatrictherapy.com/

Follow Michael on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fundamental_pediatrictherapy

Follow Michael on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FUNdamentalpediatrictherapy


Where We Can Connect: 

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