Owning a Practice in a Big City with Start Your Private Practice Student Meera Raval Deters

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Many of us have heard and practiced “collaboration over competition” and that’s for a good reason! This abundance mindset could be what sets you up to build the successful private practice you’ve always dreamed of. 

If you are thinking of starting a private practice in a big city with a lot of therapy options, you may be feeling intimidated and wondering how you can possibly stand out when there are so many options for clients to choose from. 

Instead of seeing all of the so-called “competition” in your area and getting discouraged, you can instead see them as collaborators and referral sources. 

It is possible to work together with these other clinics and practices to serve the clients in your area and position yourself in a way that will bring you success no matter the size of your city. 

If you’re thinking of owning a practice in a big city, you’ll love this episode of Private Practice Success Stories. We are talking with my Start Your Private Practice student Meera Raval Deters about starting in a bigger market and how she positioned her practice for massive growth this year.

Meera Raval Deters, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCTS, ACAS is the owner of Super Speech Solutions, a concierge practice that provides in home and online Speech Therapy to Houstonians and Texans.  Meera received her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Our Lady of the Lake University in 2006.  She has worked in a variety of settings over the past fifteen years.

Meera specializes in accent modification and child language, with an emphasis on autism. When she is not thinking about speech, Meera loves to spend time with her husband Jeff, cook, watch Hallmark movies, and go on walks with their dog, Daisy.


In Today’s Episode, We Discuss:


  • Thinking of your “competitors” as collaborators or referral partners instead
  • How you can choose what kind of clients you want to work with
  • The impact of creating a referral network
  • The supportive culture inside of the Start Your Private Practice program
  • The overwhelming need for more speech therapy providers
  • Why you need to do your market research before you start your practice

I love Meeras’s drive, dedication, and the methodical way she started her practice as a way to serve more people on a deeper level. Her commitment to collaboration over competition is truly admirable. It makes all the difference when it comes to owning a practice in a big city!

Private practices aren’t just job settings, they’re a movement. If you are ready to get started, you’re in luck. Enrollment for Start Your Private Practice is open. Visit www.PrivatePracticeProgram.com to sign up and let us help you start your private practice.

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 www.independentclinician.com to learn more.


Resources Mentioned: 

Start your Private Practice

Check out the Super Speech Solutions website

Follow Super Speech Solutions LLC on Facebook

Follow Super Speech Solutions on Instagram

Connect With Super Speech Solutions on LinkedIn

Speech Therapy Magazine, Podcast, and Live Interviews From Meera


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