“Just Jump In” and Other Advice After 19 Years of Practice with Ruth bass, ccc-slp


What we discuss: 

  • Her reasoning behind why she’s wanted to stay a small practice
  • Her advice on asking for help and hiring for the things you aren’t good at
  • Ruth’s tips for someone thinking about going down the road of private practice
  • How she feels about starting small and taking baby steps
  • How Ruth uses the concept of friend-raising to get more client referral​​

Guest: Ruth Bass, CCC-SLP
After completing graduate school and doing her fellowship in speech and language pathology, ​Ruth opened ​her pediatric private ​in Newport Beach in 2001​. She ​has consistently received units which exceed state and national requirements and has received awards for continuing education (ACE) from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association​ (ASHA)​. She graduated with honors and is a recipient of an Outstanding Student Award from the California Speech Language and Hearing Association​ (CSHA)​. She was honored at the Year of the Child Who Stutters Symposium for her commitment and volunteer service with the National Stuttering Association​ (NSA)​. ​Ruth received a full scholarship and was privileged to attend an international week-long workshop ​sponsored by the Stuttering Foundation of America (SFA).

Host: Jena H. 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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