Growing Out of Her School Job and Into Private Practice with Quintina Briscoe



Do you feel called to do more as an SLP? 

Quintina Briscoe, my guest in this episode, felt the exact same way before she started her private practice during the pandemic.

Quintina Briscoe is a speech-language pathologist, mentor, and clinic owner in the greater D.C. area. She went from being a solo private practitioner, just seeing clients on the side of her school job to employing many therapists, having a brick-and-mortar clinic, and serving clients via telephone therapy in her private practice.

In this episode, Quintina tells us a story about being in the school setting and realizing that she was ready to do something greater. I think a lot of SLPs can connect to this story whether they are in a school or a hospital setting. There is only so much we can do without limitations when we are in them. Luckily, Quintina is walking us through exactly what she did to become a private practice owner once she realized she could do so much more.

In Today’s Episode, We Discuss:

  • Being in a space that you can grow in
  • Trying to determine your path for private practice
  • Outsourcing for the growth of your business
  • Navigating rapid growth
  • Why it doesn’t matter what kind of area you live in
  • Filling gaps in the SLP world
  • Understanding your responsibility

​I completely agree with what Quintina said about being made for more and being able to do much more than she could if she had stayed in her school job.

If you find yourself in the same situation as Quintina, you have choices. You can either stay where you are and hope it gets better, or you can create a new job for yourself through private practice.

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Quintina Briscoe

Speech and Language Mentor, Clinic Owner and mom.


Host: Jena H. Castro-Casbon, MS, CCC-SLP

Jena 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).

You’ll find her online in the SLP Private Practice Beginners Facebook Group and in her premium programs, The Start Your Private Practice System and the Grow Your Private Practice Coaching Program.

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