How Do You Know If You’re Ready to Start a Private Practice?



Have you been thinking about private practice for a long time, but you aren’t sure if you’re ready?

A lot of SLPs have internal worries and fears related to whether they are ready to start a private practice, and those often come from impostor syndrome which is something that we have talked a lot about here on the podcast.

People feel like they need to be experts to start a private practice, but if you wait to become an expert, you will never feel expert enough to start.

In this episode, I am talking to you about three ways to know if you are ready to start a private practice!

In Today’s Episode, We Discuss:

  • What you must absolutely have before starting
  • Taking back your flexibility and freedom through private practice
  • Why you need to decide to be ready for private practice
  • Realizing that you are resourceful and qualified enough

You might realize during this episode that you are done waiting and that you are ready to start your private practice. I want you to send me a DM on Instagram @theindependentclinican with the word “ready”. Let’s talk about what private practice could mean for you in your life!

If you’re curious about private practice and want to make sure you’re ready, you can also watch our FREE private practice training:!

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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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​If you’ve been thinking starting a private practice full-time or “on the side” I encourage you to sign up for my FREE TRAINING. I’ll make sure you know everything more in a free 60 minute presentation than you ever learned in grad school!


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