You’re not too old and it’s not too late: Claudia’s Story

Claudia Hamilton Davisson is a private practitioner based out of Michigan and a mentor for my Start Your Private Practice program. Claudia has been a SLP for over three decades and has worked in so many different areas of the business.

In this episode, Claudia shares how she started her business as a private practitioner on the side of her job. She talks about the reasons she was drawn to private practice and the areas where she sees other private practitioners get stuck in their business.

​We also talk about where she sees most of her referrals come from and her advice for someone who is unsure if opening their own private practice is the right move for them.

What we discuss: 

  • What her career has been like as a SLP
  • What made Claudia entertain the idea of starting a private practice
  • Issues she’s seen other SLPs in the program have within their business
  • Her advice for someone who isn’t sure if they can get into private practice

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Guest: Claudia Davisson, M.A., CCC-SLP

Claudia Davisson, M.A., CCC-SLP is a bilingual (Spanish/English) speech-language pathologist. She has over 30 years experience as an SLP.

She has worked with toddlers, pre-schoolers, school-age children, adults and their families in a variety of settings.

Claudia lives in Berrien Springs with her husband & two dogs. Both of their sons are now grown. Claudia received her undergraduate degree from Andrews University in 1987, and her Masters of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from The Ohio State University in 1989.

Claudia decided to start her private practice to meet the needs of families in her community for speech therapy services. 


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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