Transitioning from Part-Time to Full-Time Private Practice with Amanda Donaldson – A Grow Your Private Practice Case Study

Transitioning from Part-Time to Full-Time Private Practice with Amanda Donaldson

I am a firm believer that starting a private practice part-time is the best way to start, but it isn’t the best way to grow. 

Growing your private practice takes time, support, and dedication. In today’s episode of Private Practice Success Stories, I sat down with Amanda Donaldson, a Grow Your Private Practice student, to talk about how she knew it was time to invest in herself and her business and go all in to grow in a systematic rather than stressful way. 

Although originally from Canada, Amanda spent most of her childhood in northeast New Jersey. She attended Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania where she completed the five-year accelerated program earning her bachelor’s and master’s degree as well as a teaching certificate. Immediately following graduation, she moved to Phoenix, Arizona.

Amanda worked for 4.5 years in various public schools and a charter school system. During this time, she worked with children from preschool to 8th grade and has ample experience with speech and language delays, developmental delays, Autism, specific learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, fluency, and nonverbal students. Additionally, she has more than four years of experience working with adults in a rehabilitation setting.

She started CommuniCAN Speech Therapy in September 2019 to be able to reach and serve clients and families in their home environments. As a young child, speech and language therapists made a difference in her life as she struggled with the articulation of certain sounds. Now, she is passionate about giving back and making a difference in the lives of others.


In Today’s Episode, We Discuss:


  • How Amanda is on track to hit six figures her first year in business
  • Why she chose to have a mobile office
  • Why a smaller caseload creates a bigger impact
  • Ways to attract new clients 
  • Marketing tips that Amanda uses to find clients
  • Why Amanda wishes she would have started her private practice sooner
  • Tips for hiring your first contractor or employee

If you have a growing caseload and you’re trying to decide if going all in on yourself and your private practice is your next move, I hope this episode is helpful.

People join the Grow Your Private Practice program when they are overwhelmed by their growth and know that they need help to build a sustainable private practice. This is exactly what we’re helping Amanda and other growth-focused SLPs and OTs with.

Starting a private practice is easier than growing one. If you want help to grow your private practice in a successful vs. stressful way, we would love to help you in the Grow Your Private Practice Program. Click here to learn more:

Whether you want to start a private practice or grow your existing private practice, I can help you get the freedom, flexibility, fulfillment, and financial abundance that you deserve. Visit my website to learn more.


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