Increasing Access to Services for Bilingual Populations with Ana-Maria Jaramillo

Ana-Maria Jaramillo

Have you ever felt called to start a private practice that serves the underserved populations in your community? Have you considered offering services for bilingual populations?

Some of my most successful Start Your Private Practice students are bilingual and have started their private practice to serve linguistically diverse populations. This population often faces a long waitlist for bilingual service providers. They are in desperate need of people like you! 

In today’s episode of Private Practice Success Stories, I sat down with one of my Start Your Private Practice students, Ana-Maria Jaramillo, to talk about how she decided to start her own private practice offering services for bilingual populations and drastically increased her impact while also increasing her income. 

Ana-Maria Jaramillo, M.S., CCC-SLP is a nationally-certified bilingual pediatric integrative speech-language pathologist with extensive experience providing speech-language therapy to children ages birth to 18. 

She is the owner and founder of Voz Speech Therapy, a private practice that provides individualized services in English and Spanish in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Her area of specialty is working with children in early intervention, ages one to six years old, with autism spectrum disorders, orofacial myofunctional disorders, oral-motor disorders, expressive/receptive language disorders, learning disabilities, fluency disorders, social language impairments, and articulation disorders. 

She graduated cum laude in 2013 with a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, and obtained her bachelor’s degree in child psychology and sociology from Saint Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. She currently serves as an adjunct professor at NYU and is pursuing a clinical doctorate in speech-language pathology from Northwestern University. 

When she isn’t offering services treating bilingual populations, Ana-Maria is actively speaking at local high schools and offering webinars on ways to diversify the field of speech-language pathology through her organization DiverCity SLP. 


In Today’s Episode, We Discuss:


  • Why Ana-Maria decided to start a bilingual practice
  • Why you don’t need tons of money to start your practice
  • How Ana-Maria transitioned from a mobile private practice to a brick and mortar setting
  • The power of in-person networking
  • Why when you’re truly ready, the people will come
  • How Ana-Maria is using her expertise to increase diversity in the field 

Ana-Maria is such a powerhouse and she is a great example of the incredible things you can accomplish and the impact you can make if you set your mind to it. Starting your own private practice can open the doors for you to do the things you’re really passionate about. 

Want to start your own private practice serving underserved populations? Make sure you get on the waitlist for The Start Your Private Practice Program for when we re-open in the Spring!

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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