Growing a Client Base Through Search, Word of Mouth and TikTok With Ahlam Issa

Growing a Client Base Through Search, Word of Mouth and TikTok With Ahlam Issa

Wondering how you can grow your clients for your private practice online? 

In this episode of Private Practice Success Stories, I sat down with Ahlam Issa to discuss how she did it. Her story is a testament to the incredible transformations that can happen when one follows their heart and perseveres through challenges. 

We talk about her boutique-style private practice and how it works, how she’s built her client base through word of mouth, online searches, and yes- TikTok!

Ahlam has a  long-term goal of taking her private practice to a national and international level to provide more services to underserved communities. If you’ve been thinking about pursuing private practice, especially to underserved populations, this is a must-listen episode!

Ahlam Issa, M.A. CCC-SLP, is the owner and founder of Issa Speech Therapy. She has dedicated her career to helping children and adults of all ages find joy in expressing themselves and connecting with others. Ahlam Issa brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role as a leading speech-language pathologist. 


In Today’s Episode, We Discuss:


  • Why Ahlam decided to get into speech and private practice
  • The importance of sharing your goals with someone you trust
  • The fulfillment private practice can bring
  • The location of Ahlam’s private practice and her plans for it in the future
  • The services Ahlam offers in her private practice
  • The gradual approach to starting a private practice
  • How Ahlam utilized social media to grow her private practice
  • Ahlam’s short and long-term goals for her private practice
  • What you need to know if you’re thinking about starting your private practice


I hope you enjoyed this conversation with Ahlam! Her journey from overcoming personal challenges to building a thriving private practice is nothing short of inspirational. She is a perfect example of someone who dared to dream and then turn those dreams into reality

If you’re as inspired as I am by Ahlam’s story and are interested in starting your own private practice, be sure to visit We offer programs and support to help SLPs and OTs like you take the next step in your journey.


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