Prioritizing Mental Health in Private Practice with Renée Bruder

Prioritizing Mental Health in Private Practice with Renée Bruder

Is your work impacting your mental health? 

You’re not alone. In this episode of Private Practice Success Stories, I sat down with Renée Bruder to talk about how starting a private practice allowed her to finally start prioritizing her own mental health and self-care.

I got to know Renée during her time in the Grow Your Private Practice Program where it’s been amazing to watch her practice grow to be exactly what she needs. 

In this episode, she talks about her mental health, how she’s embraced the neurodiversity movement and shifted her practice to work more with autistic children and Gestalt Language Processors, and her goals of expanding her income streams, hiring, and moving to a larger office space.

If you’ve been thinking about starting or growing a private practice and want to make sure you’re prioritizing your health in the process, this is a must-listen episode!

Renée Bruder is a pediatric speech language pathologist and owner of Heyday Speech & Language Therapy just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. She began her practice a little over a year ago with the goal of creating the work-life balance she so desperately needed. 

Her practice mission is to be committed to providing effective therapy services using a child-led, play-based approach that values and honors each child’s strengths while providing support and guidance toward authentic and meaningful communication. 


In Today’s Episode, We Discuss:


  • Renée’s journey into speech and why she decided to start a private practice
  • The impact her career had on her mental health 
  • The types of clients that Renée works with in her private practice
  • How Renée was finally able to prioritize self-care with her private practice
  • Why private practice is a great option for neurodiverse individuals
  • Why Renée decided to take a neurodiversity-affirming approach in her private practice
  • How she plans to grow her private practice in the future
  • Tips for marketing your private practice
  • The momentum that builds when you start growing your practice


I hope you enjoyed this conversation with Renée! She is a perfect example of someone who didn’t let herself stay stuck in a position or a role that wasn’t serving her, and instead created a life and a career for herself that is supportive and flexible, which is not only helping her but helping her clients too.

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