Offering Feeding Therapy and Lactation Consulting Through Her Private Practice with Jaime Perez

Offering Feeding Therapy and Lactation Consulting Through Her Private Practice with Jaime Perez

Interested in learning more about turning your niche as an SLP or OT into a thriving private practice? You’re going to love this episode of Private Practice Success Stories.

I sat down with Jaime Perez, who is a speech-language pathologist and lactation consultant with a private practice in Tampa, Florida. She started her private practice after facing burnout in the hospital setting and wanting to spend more time with her family. 

I got to know Jamie during her time in the Start program and it has been so exciting to watch her find her niche in feeding therapy.

In this episode she talks about her journey from event planner to SLP, finding her calling in the NICU, and how private practice empowered her to put her family first. 

Jaime Kaley Perez is an ASHA-certified Speech Language Pathologist, passionate feeding specialist, and mother of two crazy boys. She is also a Certified Neonatal Therapist, Certified Neonatal Massage Therapist, Certified Lactation Counselor, and has been treating medically complex infants and children in hospitals and neonatal intensive care units for over 10 years.

She loves tiny humans and is a strong patient advocate and supporter of parents. She tackles feeding difficulties with a holistic focus and believes the best care is family-centered.


In Today’s Episode, We Discuss:


  • Jaime’s journey to becoming a pediatric SLP that worked in the NICU
  • How you can work a lot less hours and make the same money or more
  • Where Jaime does the most marketing for her private practice
  • The power of networking and collaboration
  • How Jaime became a lactation consultant and why it is so helpful during speech services
  • Why Jaime decided on a mobile private practice
  • The freedom you get when you have a private practice
  • The fulfillment you get from building a private practice yourself 
  • How to bring your joy back as an SLP or OT


I hope you loved this conversation with Jaime! I love how she found her niche in feeding therapy and built a practice that brought her joy for the profession back to life. 

She is a perfect example of someone who had fears about jumping into private practice, but took a chance on herself and was rewarded with the flexibility and freedom she craved. 

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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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