Taking Control of Her Life & Circumstances: Tia’s Story


Tia Javier is a private practitioner and one of only 91 Spanish speaking speech-language pathologists in the state of Virginia. She is actually someone who I first came across when she joined the Start Your Private Practice program. Tia saw a huge need in the market for a bilingual private practice. In this episode, she shares how her student loans motivated her to make this decision, what a typical day in her practice looks like and her plans for the future. I really like Tia’s attitude and how she doesn’t look at obstacles as a set-back but instead figures out a way to overcome them. 

What we discuss: 

  • How Tia got into private practice
  • What she did to put her plan of starting a private practice into motion
  • What her day to day life looks like within her practice
  • Her advice for SLPs who want to open a private practice

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Guest: Tia Javier, M.A., M.S., CF-SLP

After receiving a master’s degree in Spanish and another master’s degree in speech-language pathology, Tia Javier opened Speech-Language Connection, LLC as a way to connect her love for language with her passion for helping others.

​Speech-Language Connection, LLC offers speech therapy and language services in English and Spanish to the community.


Host: Jena H. Castro-Casbon, MS, CCC-SLP

Jena 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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