Transformation From The Inside Out with Melissa Wolak


What We Discuss:

  • The challenges in combining her passion for holistic therapy with her degree in speech-language pathology
  • Her best recommendation for maintaining steady clients and a steady stream of income
  • Her experience working exclusively with private pay clients except one type of insurance that is worth the paperwork
  • She reveals an essential difference between schools/hospitals and private practice that clinicians need to navigate carefully
  • Her approach to seeing clients, keeping her accessibility and flexibility of schedule in mind
  • How she has established strong bonds with her community

Guest: Melissa Wolak CCC-SLP
Melissa actively pursued working in a variety of settings during her career. The bulk of her career has been spent in the medical field working with adults who have neurological disorders. Increased interest in mind-body medicine has led her to her calling in private practice.

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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