How An Unconventional Career Path Led to SLP and Private Practice with Jaimie Gant

How An Unconventional Career Path Led to SLP and Private Practice with Jaimie Gant

For many SLPs and OTs, the path to this career isn’t always straightforward.

And that’s okay! 

If you are looking for a way to integrate your unique career path into private practice, you’re going to love this episode of Private Practice Success Stories. 

I sat down with Jaimie Gant, a Start Your Private Practice student, whose previous career in law enforcement led her to discover the field of speech pathology. She was then driven to open her own private practice by the desire to be her own boss. 

In this episode she talks about her unconventional path to being an SLP, how networking helped her find more clients, and why she recommends a five-year plan for clinicians to determine if private practice is right for them. 

Jaimie Gant, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS, is the owner and founder of Avec Therapy Services, a speech therapy private practice in Tampa, FL. Jaimie is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist and Certified Dementia Practitioner with experience in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation settings. 

Her diverse background in healthcare, criminal justice, and state regulatory licensure and investigations has allowed her to serve her community in a variety of settings. Jaimie’s mission at Avec is to connect with clients and families to provide personalized care that improves the quality of their lives.


In Today’s Episode, We Discuss:


  • When Jaimie decided to shift careers and become an SLP
  • When she knew that private practice was right for her
  • How Jaimie found her first client 
  • The power we have to continuously change and evolve
  • Tips for finding clients for your private practice
  • How to decide what payer sources to accept 
  • The impact of having a willingness to learn something new
  • The benefits of making a five-year plan for your life and business
  • Jaimie’s plans for the future of her private practice


I hope you enjoyed this conversation with Jaimie! I love how she discovered her passion for SLP and private practice through her career experience in criminal justice. She is a perfect example of someone who found flexibility and independence through owning her own private practice. 

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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 to learn more.


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