Ebony Green, SLP discovered speech-language pathology as a career path while she was employed as a Teach for America corps member. She became an SLP-A soon afterwards and achieved her master’s degree. Eventually, due to her high aspirations and the mentors who helped her along the way, she pursued private practice. Ebony is the owner of a primarily home-health based practice. She employs several therapists and has recently added occupational therapy services.
Here’s What We Discuss:
- How she came to the realization that SLP was the path for a fulfilling career
- Her leap into private practice in part thanks to the inspiration she drew from others
- Her best recommendation on achieving work-life balance at an affordable rate
- Jena’s inspired commentary on delegation as necessary to pursue income-generating opportunities
- Her emphasis on collaboration within the community and online
Ebony Green, MS CCC-SLP
Ebony Green, M.S., CCC-SLP received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from The University of Texas at Austin. She then joined a highly selective national teacher corps known as Teach for America and committed four years to teaching in underserved communities. During her time in the classroom, Ebony taught bilingual elementary school students for two years and then taught Spanish at the high school level for two years.
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).
Jena lives in Boston, MA and is a wife and mama to two young boys.