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Tips, Lessons and Insights from Speech-Language Pathologists in Private Practice

My name is Jena Castro-Casbon, MS CCC-SLP (of The Independent Clinician and The Private Practice Solution).I am part of a group of private practitioners who have taken client care into our own hands.We are skilled clinic
2/22/2021

Thinking Bigger with Crystal Sanford

Ep. 104
What if you could create a private practice that served the population you’re passionate about and allowed you to serve as a consultant, author, speaker or parent education and empowerment coach?It is possible to do more and think bigger - personally and professionally!I am talking all about this today with my guest, Crystal Sanford, from Sanford Autism Consulting.Crystal has been in the field of Speech Therapy for 20 years. Her areas of experience include social language disorders, language/articulation disorders as well as communication assessments and treatment for individuals with Autism. She also enjoys her leadership experiences in the field, such as mentoring Speech-Language Pathologists who are beginning their careers.Crystal became acquainted with Autism in a new way when her daughter was diagnosed with Autism. In 2016, Crystal was inspired to open Sanford Autism Consulting, a place where other Autism and special needs moms could find clarity, support, and HOPE for their IEP journey.In Today's Episode, We Discuss:The importance and need for parent educationDifferent ways SLPS can increase their impactWhat to do when you realize that you can do moreAdvice for those that want to chart a different path as a private practitionerI hope that you were able to think of ways that you can make a bigger impact on a population that you care deeply about during this episode.It is so important that you don’t limit yourself!We're going to reopen the doors to the Start Your Private Practice System soon! If you want help starting your speech therapy private practice, head on over to www.startyourprivatepractice.com/waitlist . You will be notified as soon as we open the doors again! I cannot wait to help you.Also, if you want to hear all about the ins and outs of private practice as well as some big mistakes that you should avoid, watch my free training at www.startyourprivatepractice.com/webinar.Resources Mentioned:Sanford Autism Consulting Website: www.sdautismhelp.comConnect with Crystal on FacebookFollow Crystal on InstagramNot Just for Nannies: Special Families Caregiver ManualCrystal’s Podcast: Thriving Special FamiliesIEP Consultant Biz Builder ProgramFree Training: How to Start Your Private PracticeStart Your Private Practice WaitlistWhere We Can Connect:Subscribe to the PodcastFollow Me on InstagramFollow Me on Facebook
2/15/2021

The Confidence You Need to Follow Your Dreams: Adrienne's Story

Ep. 103
Do you feel like you're struggling with having the confidence to build a private practice? You might even have a private practice already and struggle with your confidence.I'm pulling one of the most popular episodes out of the archives this week to cover this topic because I think it is so important. Adrienne Fuller and I are talking all about having the confidence to follow your dreams.Adrienne Fuller M.S., CCC-SLP is the clinical director and Owner of SpeechBuilders Speech and Language Therapy in Apopka, Florida. She earned her Master’s Degree at the University of New Hampshire and has worked in almost every setting as an SLP since. She is a recent graduate from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small business program, is Co-Writer of the book, Putting Your Dreams To Work: Keys to Setting Up Your Therapy Practice and has a new book, ‘Get Your Toddler Talking’ coming out in 2021.In Today's Episode, We Discuss:The benefit of having a supportive networkNot letting the opinions of others define your pathWhy you don’t always have to leap into Private PracticeWays you can increase your income with Private PracticeIdeas for creating more income streams when you’re an SLPWhy you need to make the decisions that are right for youI hope that you were able to find some inspiring parallels between Adrienne’s story and your own whether you are a beginner or an established clinician.Remember that we all have our own paths as SLPs! All you have to do is find the confidence to make the decisions that are right for you and your dreams.We're going to reopen the doors to the Start Your Private Practice System soon! If you want help starting your speech therapy private practice, head on over to www.startyourprivatepractice.com/waitlist . You will be notified as soon as we open the doors again! I cannot wait to help you.Resources Mentioned:SpeechBuilders Website: www.speechbuilders.orgFollow Adrienne on InstagramConnect with Speech Builders on FacebookPutting Your Dreams to Work: Keys to Setting Up Your Therapy PracticeStart Your Private Practice WaitlistWhere We Can Connect:Subscribe to the PodcastFollow Me on InstagramFollow Me on Facebook
2/8/2021

The Story of Elan Hutchinson’s Private Practice Dream

Ep. 102
Do you wonder how to have a private practice that serves both you and your community? Have you ever wondered what that looks like as an immigrant? This episode is going to cover both of those things.Today on the podcast, Elan Hutchinson is joining me to talk about having a successful private practice as an immigrant.Elan Jolee Hutchinson was born and raised in Nassau, Bahamas. She had the opportunity to attend undergraduate at Elmira College and graduate school at Howard University, so she moved to the states for her education.Elan started her private practice, The Speech Tool-Box, LLC in 2018 after spending time working in schools. She has enjoyed every minute of creating a practice that serves her community and her lifestyle. Even though she is in demand, she chooses to keep her practice small, so she is able to spend more time with her 13 month old son.In Today's Episode, We Discuss:How to define where you need to improve in your careerWhat to do when you realize you need to make a change in the direction of your careerWhy Private practices allow you to make a bigger impact in your communityThe importance of creating flexibility in your private practiceHow private practice allows you to choose your own adventureThe fact that you can have a successful SLP private practice as an immigrantI hope that this episode with Elan inspires you to make an impact in your community through private practice and align yourself with the life that you want.You have the opportunity to choose your own adventure as an SLP, so go out and do it!If you are interested in learning more about the ins and outs of starting your own SLP Private Practice, I want to invite you to tune into my free webinar. Visit www.startyourprivatepractice.com/webinar to save your seat!If you want help starting your speech therapy private practice, head on over to www.startyourprivatepractice.com/waitlist . You will be notified as soon as we open the doors again! I cannot wait to help you.Resources Mentioned:The Speech Tool-Box, LLC Website: www.thespeechtoolbox.comFollow @thespeechtoolbox on InstagramFollow @nalejolee on InstagramFree Webinar: How to Start Your Private Practice: Full Time or on the SideStart Your Private Practice WaitlistWhere We Can Connect:Subscribe to the PodcastFollow Me on InstagramFollow Me on Facebook
2/1/2021

Helping Underserved Communities Locally and Abroad: Sandy's Story

Ep. 101
Do you dream bigger for your SLP business? This episode is full of inspiration and motivation for you to follow the dreams you have for your business.Today on the podcast, Sandy Dorsey is joining me to talk about her dream which is to serve underserved communities as an SLP, and how she is doing that.Sandy Dorsey is a global speech-language pathologist, advocate for special needs and diversity champion. ​For over 25 years, she has provided diagnostic and therapeutic speech therapy services to wide-ranging populations in underserved communities. Sandy works to equip the hardest-to-reach children through her practice, All About Speech, located in New York City.In July 2017, Sandy’s commitment to supporting the most vulnerable children prompted her to start Smiles for Speech, a non-profit organization, offering sustainable access to speech and therapy resources to children around the world. Sandy also serves as an adjunct professor at an HBCU (historically black college/university) training marginalized, future generations of visionaries and leaders.Sandy’s vision is for children all over the world not to be bound by color, socioeconomic status or location and receive access to speech therapy resources in order to reach their full potential.In Today's Episode, We Discuss:How Sandy started her private practiceWhat it took to turn her non-profit dream into a realityWhy it’s okay to start before you’re readyWhat obstacles you might face and what to do about themThe need for SLPs in underserved communitiesDifferent ways SLPs can create impactI hope you are inspired after listening to this episode and take this final piece of advice from Sandy: “Start wherever you are, do not limit yourself or ever worry about being perfect.”Go out and follow your SLP Private Practice dreams!If you want help starting your speech therapy private practice, head on over to www.startyourprivatepractice.com/waitlist . You will be notified as soon as we open the doors again! I cannot wait to help you.Resources Mentioned:Sandy's Private Practice Website: https://www.allaboutspeechnyc.com/Smiles for Speech: https://www.smilesforspeech.org/Follow @allaboutspeechnyc on InstagramFollow @SmilesforSpeech on InstagramFacebook: All About Speech Smiles for SpeechVolunteer to Smiles for SpeechDonate with Smiles for SpeechStart Your Private Practice WaitlistWhere We Can Connect:Subscribe to the PodcastFollow Me on InstagramFollow Me on Facebook
1/30/2021

Celebrating Milestones: The 100th Episode and My 40th Birthday

Ep. 100
Are you ready to hear an exciting and reflective episode?Today on the podcast, we are talking about two major milestones: the 100th episode and my 40th birthday!From my very first episode to episodes that almost didn’t air and more, I am celebrating some of the biggest lessons I've learned since starting a podcast and recognizing some of the amazing guests that helped me get to where I am today. I am also covering what the future holds for the show.From there, I am sharing with you a recap of my career thus far, lessons from my life and some plans and goals that I have for the future.In Today's Episode, We Discuss:What has changed since the very first episodeStories of the guests I’ve had on the showHow I started my own private practiceWhat my mission is for my 40th yearThe plans I have for the future of the podcast, my business and my lifeTell me what your favorite episode of the podcast has been so far! Send me a DM over on Instagram!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:Free Webinar: How to Start Your Private Practice: Full Time or on the SideStart Your Private Course WaitlistSix Figure Private PracticePrivate Practice for Beginners Facebook GroupWhere We Can Connect:Subscribe to the PodcastFollow Me on InstagramFollow Me on FacebookShow notes available at https://www.independentclinician.com/blog/category/podcast