“I Figured Out How to Make it Work” with JoAnne Berns, SLP


Here’s what they talk about: 

  • Her momentous decision to leave her favorable middle school position for private practice
  • The serendipitous event that helped her maintain her practice despite adversity
  • How she set herself up for success when she had no choice but to delegate from bedrest
  • Jena’s powerful insight into social media and its value as a marketing tool
  • Her optimistic outlook that helped her meet her challenges head-on


Guest: JoAnne Burns, SLP

JoAnne is an accomplished speech-language pathologist and the founder of Berns Therapy Solutions, a pediatric speech-language therapy clinic headquartered in Green Hills.  

JoAnne’s first foray into speech-language pathology was working for a private practice where she gained experience with children of varying ages. She easily transitioned to a middle school setting though she had to make a life-altering decision to leave and focus on family. Through a combination of network, collaboration, and research, she has grown her practice with confidence.


Host: Jena 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).

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.

Jena lives in Boston, MA and is a wife and mama to two young boys. 

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