“Serving Her Community” with Brionna Pickens, SLP


​Brionna was a dedicated public school SLP when she came to the sudden realization that she wanted to pursue a private practice. From that day forward, she has worked tirelessly to become connected in the community and reach families. Most recently, she has transformed her practice from exclusively home-based services to a brand new office space to serve her clients.

Here’s what they talk about: 

  • How she transitioned from the desire to start a private practice to making it reality
  • Her numerous strategies designed to increase her confidence in herself and maintain her focus on her goals
  • Her giving nature that has led to several successful partnerships
  • How she combines her spirituality with her mission to connect families with much needed assistance

Guest: Brionna Pickens, SLP

The Speech & Career Center is a vision from God! It was birthed from my passion to enhance the communication skills of children and adolescents all while incorporating functional activities they engage in during their daily lives. I truly believe all children have a purpose in our world. I’m driven and motivated to ensure the individuals we work with have the communication skills they need in order to contribute to and participate in their communities.

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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