- Her many sources of inspiration to start and continue her private practice
- How she arranged a smooth transition between her previous position to seeing her own clients
- How she plans to diversify by drawing upon her other talents
- Her experienced advice to therapists that are starting their journey
- Jena’s take on an overwhelming obstacle for many new private practice owners
Guest: Hana Eichele, MOT, OTR/L, RYT
When I became a Registered and Licensed Pediatric Occupational Therapist, my passion for children, food, and healing became a reality. I started out in the school setting, which allowed me to see the value of providing services within the natural environment. As a special education team, we were able to collaborate on a consistent basis to determine and monitor effective interventions. I then transitioned into the clinical setting to increase my knowledge with medically complex individuals and to address feeding and eating challenges with an emphasis on the family unit. I’m a lifelong learner and have pursued additional training in a variety of programs.
Host: Jena H. 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).
Jena lives in Boston, MA and is a wife and mama to two young boys.
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