Start Your Private Practice Student Success Story: How Emily’s Vision is Finally Coming Together


Emily Hussey was not daunted when she put her private practice dreams on hold to focus on her family and her important work as a school SLP. She patiently drew up a plan, interviewed others, carefully researched the needs of her area and accumulated helpful resources. She also credits the Start Your Private Practice community with essential support. Now Emily is combining her passion for nutrition and wellness, her extensive experience with school-age children, and her know-how for developing multimedia presentations into a successful private practice.

Here’s What We Discuss:

  • How joining The Start Your Private Practice System led her to put her goals into motion
  • Jena’s strong advocacy for multiple streams of income as a private practitioner
  • Her discovery of a jaw-dropping waitlist that jumpstarted her new career
  • How she is pursuing becoming an expert presenter in her community for all parents
  • Her profound advice to other SLPs who hesitate to leave their jobs as employees

Guest: Emily Hussey, MS CCC-SLP

Eats and Speaks is located in Byron, Illinois and offers a variety of in-home and community-based services for the pediatric population. Emily Hussey, founder of Eats + Speaks is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist and a Certified Epidemic Answers Health Coach. She works both one-on-one, in group settings, and in professional engagements to empower parents, families, and communities in their efforts toward healthier lifestyles.

You can also find Emily on Instagram @EatsAndSpeaksLLC


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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