Transitioning to Full-Time Private Practice After Starting On The Side with Dr. Dani Gaff

Transitioning to Full-Time Private Practice After Starting On The Side with Dr. Dani Gaff

 

Thinking about starting your private practice on the side? 

You’re going to love this episode of Private Practice Success Stories with SLP Instagram hero Dr. Dani Gaff! 

Dr. Dani Gaff aka The Messy SLP launched her practice, Messy Speech and Language Therapy, part-time on the side of her school job. 

However, the joy and fulfillment she found in private practice, coupled with the autonomy it provided, ultimately convinced her to take the plunge to go full-time.

Dani is an alum of the Start Your Private Practice Program and in this episode, she shares her journey from being a part-time private practitioner to fully shifting into full-time private practice. 

Dani also discusses the financial benefits she discovered, and how she nearly doubled her income by combining school contracts with her private practice work. Despite the challenges and uncertainties, she is loving the unparalleled freedom and fulfillment she now experiences.

Dr. Dani Gaff, aka The Messy SLP, is a pediatric speech-language pathologist and private practice owner in South Bend, Indiana. She is the owner and sole SLP at Messy Speech and Language Therapy, LLC, and is wrapping up her first year of working full-time for herself. 

Dani has worked in a variety of settings and has created a sensory-friendly office for families and kids of all ages to enjoy. Outside of her clinical time, Dani is passionate about reaching graduate students and helping them find balance.

When she’s not wearing her SLP hat, Dani is a volleyball coach, a basketball coach’s wife, a dog mom, and loves being active. 

 

In Today’s Episode, We Discuss:

  • The wake-up call that burnout leads to in many SLPs 
  • What happens when you set boundaries in your career
  • What led Dani to start her private practice on the side 
  • The creativity and freedom you can get in your private practice 
  • The sheer joy you feel when you have your own private practice 
  • What’s possible financially when you are a private practice owner 
  • How you can create a flexible work schedule that fits in with your life, not the other way around 
  • Dani’s plan to expand her private practice 
  • The different phases of business and how to find what works for you

 

I hope you loved this episode with Dani! She is a perfect example of someone who started her private practice on the side, but ultimately transitioned to full-time after the realization that private practice offered her the joy and flexibility she was missing in her previous roles.

Want to start your private practice “on the side”? We would love to help you – just like we helped Dani – in the Start Your Private Practice Program. To learn more, please visit www.StartYourPrivatePractice.com.

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 www.independentclinician.com to learn more.

 

Resources Mentioned: 

Visit The Messy SLP website: https://www.themessyslp.com/

Follow The Messy SLP on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themessyslp/

Follow The Messy SLP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/themessyslp

 

Where We Can Connect: 

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Follow Me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/independentclinician/

Follow Me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jena.castrocasbon/

 

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Grow Your Private Practice is our advanced program for SLPs and OTs with existing practices who want to #LevelUp and strategically grow their practices following a custom Private Practice Growth Plan to scale their income and impact.