The Confidence You Need to Follow Your Dreams: Adrienne’s Story

Do you feel like you’re struggling with having the confidence to build a private practice? You might even have a private practice already and struggle with your confidence. 

I’m pulling one of the most popular episodes out of the archives this week to cover this topic because I think it is so important. Adrienne Fuller and I are talking all about having the confidence to follow your dreams. 

Adrienne Fuller M.S., CCC-SLP is the clinical director and Owner of SpeechBuilders Speech and Language Therapy in Apopka, Florida. She earned her Master’s Degree at the University of New Hampshire and has worked in almost every setting as an SLP since. She is a recent graduate from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small business program, is Co-Writer of the book, Putting Your Dreams To Work: Keys to Setting Up Your Therapy Practice and has a new book, ‘Get Your Toddler Talking’ coming out in 2021.

In Today’s Episode, We Discuss:

  • The benefit of having a supportive network
  • Not letting the opinions of others define your path
  • Why you don’t always have to leap into Private Practice
  • Ways you can increase your income with Private Practice
  • Ideas for creating more income streams when you’re an SLP
  • Why you need to make the decisions that are right for you

I hope that you were able to find some inspiring parallels between Adrienne’s story and your own whether you are a beginner or an established clinician.

Remember that we all have our own paths as SLPs! All you have to do is find the confidence to make the decisions that are right for you and your dreams.

We’re going to reopen the doors to the Start Your Private Practice System soon! If you want help starting your speech therapy private practice, head on over to . You will be notified as soon as we open the doors again! I cannot wait to help you.

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Putting Your Dreams to Work: Keys to Setting Up Your Therapy Practice
Start Your Private Practice Waitlist

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Adrienne Fuller M.S., CCC-SLP is the Clinical Director and Owner of SpeechBuilders Speech and Language Therapy in Apopka, Florida.  She began her journey as a middle school teacher to students with learning disabilities, where she developed a desire to help children build a strong foundation for learning. 

She then went on to earn her Master’s Degree from the University of New Hampshire. For the past 15 years she has worked in many settings as a Speech-Language Pathologist including, schools, hospitals, skilled nursing facility and finally in private practice.

​Adrienne is also the co-writer of the book, “Putting Your Dreams to Work, Keys to Setting Up Your Private Practice,” a how-to manual for opening a therapy practice. She is passionate about making all children from all backgrounds more confident in their speech, language and communication abilities. Today SpeechBuilders, LLC has more than 9 therapists and assistants that treat children in the Central Florida area.


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.

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