Self-Care for Private Practitioners with Kate Samples-Williams


What we discuss: 

  • Her thoughtful selection of a certified therapy animal and the positive impact he has made on her clients
  • Her experience regarding the numerous ways to become involved in your community
  • Her journey to becoming a trained professional in recognizing and combating burn-out and compassion fatigue
  • Jena’s 2019 word and a critical part of her workday that many SLPs forget
  • How important it is to meet the needs of the client’s family as well as the client

Guest: Kate Samples-Williams, CCC-SLP
Kate is a nationally certified Speech-Language Pathologist from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed by the California Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiology Board. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree with honors in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology from California State University-Sacramento and earned her Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences from the University of Oregon. She interned in medical speech-language pathology at Oregon Health Services University in Portland, Oregon with a strong emphasis on swallow disorders and head and neck cancer, including laryngectomy. Kate’s advanced clinical training includes certifications in LSVT for people with Parkinson’s and FastForWard for auditory processing.

Host: Jena 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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