Small Niche, Big Dreams: Growing Your Pediatric Feeding Practice with Jodie Wallis

Small Niche, Big Dreams: Growing Your Pediatric Feeding Practice with Jodie Wallis

Have you ever dreamed of opening a small niche private practice so you can specialize in working with your dream clients?

If so, you’re going to love this episode of Private Practice Success Stories. I sat down with Jodie Wallis, who decided to take the leap into private practice when her mentor moved locations, leaving an opening in her area.

In this episode, she talks about how she discovered her love of feeding therapy and turned it into her own private practice, what it’s like to have ADHD as an SLP and entrepreneur, and the importance of hiring an assistant to manage her workload.

Jodie Wallis is a speech-language pathologist and certified lactation counselor who specializes in pediatric feeding. She focuses on functional outcomes with the ultimate goal of helping to reduce stress in families related to feeding difficulties. She is committed to helping families feel heard and supported.

Her approach combines skilled intervention with parent coaching so that a child’s therapy plan can easily be incorporated into daily routines. Her areas of expertise include optimal breast and bottle feeding, successful transition to solids, transition from tube to oral feeds, expanding “picky” eating, managing reflux, and working with medically complex babies.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in the state of Missouri, Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and Certified Lactation Counselor.

 

In Today’s Episode, We Discuss:

 

  • How Jodie found her passion for feeding therapy
  • When she knew that private practice was the path for her
  • How she balances her private practice caseload
  • The power of having multiple sources of income
  • Where Jodie gets her referrals for infant feeding therapy 
  • The freedom to build your own schedule that you get as a private practice owner
  • The shift from clinician to CEO 
  • What it’s like having a private practice as someone with ADHD
  • The power of finding your person and hiring someone who can help you grow
  • Jodie’s vision for the future of her private practice

 

I hope you loved this episode with Jodie! She is a perfect example of someone who set a strong foundation for their business and used their creativity and skills to make it bigger and better.

If you would like to know more about our Private Practice School and the Programs that we offer to support SLPs and OTs who want our help to start and grow their practices, please visit PrivatePracticeSchool.com/resources.

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: 

Visit Jodie’s website: https://www.flourishingkidstherapy.com/

Follow Jodie on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FlourishingKidsTherapy/

Follow Jodie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/flourishingkidstherapy/

Where We Can Connect: 

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Grow Your Private Practice is our advanced program for SLPs and OTs with existing practices who want to #LevelUp and strategically grow their practices following a custom Private Practice Growth Plan to scale their income and impact.