Private Practice Success Stories

5/3/2021

From Burned Out to Fired Up with Sarina Murrell

Ep. 114
Does making a difference in your own life and the life of others fire you up?In this episode, Sarina Murrell is talking to us all about how she decided to relight her own fire after experiencing burnout by starting her own private practice!Sarina Murrell is more than a speech-language pathologist. She is a parent coach, an educator, a conference presenter, and now - a private practice owner. Sarina has been in education for over 12 years and in speech for about 10 years, and she has taught at all levels- from preschool to university.Sarina has worked in medical operations services for cleft-lip/palate, children’s hospitals in NICU/PICU and outpatient feeding clinics, autism centers, home-based early intervention, private and public schools, and private practice services across the US, Ecuador, and China.She is the founder and director of The Airplane Spoon - a private practice providing support for babies, children, and parents in feeding, communication and coaching.After realizing that she was not able to serve her ideal population in the way that she really wanted to, she decided to take the leap, join the Start Your Private Practice System and never look back, so she is talking all about that in this episode.In Today's Episode, We Discuss:The feeling of burnoutDefining an ideal population of patientsBeing able to control your own growth planTaking advantage of the steps that are provided to youUnderstanding and accepting constant strugglesThe many different paths you can take in private practiceI want you to ask yourself if you are in a position that allows you to make the difference that you want to make. If you are not, I encourage you to take control of who you serve and how you serve them just like Sarina did.Sarina is one of my students in the Start Your Private Practice System, and it's been wonderful to watch her build her private practice from scratch. Whether you've been interested in starting a private practice for a long time or you're just getting into it, I hope this episode inspires you to take action.Get started by watching my FREE Webinar: How to Start Your Private Practice: Full Time or on the Side!Don’t forget that Spring Enrollment for the Start Your Private Practice System is getting ready to open, so make sure you're on the waitlist www.startyourprivatepractice.com/waitlist!Resources Mentioned:FREE Webinar: How to Start Your Private Practice: Full Time or on the SideStart Your Private Practice Waitlistwww.theairplanespoon.cominstagram.com/theairplanespoonhttps://www.facebook.com/airplanespoonsarina@theairplanespoon.comWhere We Can Connect:Subscribe to the PodcastFollow Me on InstagramFollow Me on Facebook
4/25/2021

Why I Created The Start Your Private Practice System + Meet Four Successful Students

Ep. 113
Imagine if you could follow a step-by-step program to help you go from overworked and overwhelmed to treating ideal clients, working for yourself on your own time, and making the money that you deserve as a masters-level clinician.Doesn’t that sound amazing?! That is what the Start Your Private Practice program is for!In this episode, I am sharing why I created the Start Your Private Practice program. You are also hearing from some of my students who are all SLPs in various settings that were able to become successful private practitioners!This information is invaluable for those of you that have been on the fence about joining the program or if this is the first time you are hearing about it.In Today's Episode, We Discuss:The many ways private practice allows for work/life balanceHow private practice allows SLPs to look out for themselvesWho private practice is forHow SLPs are able to help more people with a private practiceThe stories of four students from the programYou CAN work with your ideal clients and provide the exact type and frequency of treatment that they need to make amazing progress. You CAN leave work every day knowing that you truly made a difference instead of feeling frustrated.Do not let burnout, overwhelm and frustration become your story when there is an opportunity for you to build a private practice that better serves you and your clients.You owe it to yourself to check out this program!Enrollment for Start Your Private Practice is NOW OPEN! Head on over to www.privatepracticecourse.com for help starting your speech therapy private practice! The doors are open until 11:59 pm PST on Friday, April 30th, so don’t miss your chance!Resources Mentioned:www.privatepracticecourse.comWhere We Can Connect:Subscribe to the PodcastFollow Me on InstagramFollow Me on Facebook
4/18/2021

Real Talk About Private Practice with Danni Augustine

Ep. 112
Are you ready to hear a no-nonsense, straightforward story about starting a private practice?In this episode, Danni Augustine is describing the steps that she took to get her private practice off of the ground and her motivations for doing so through a keep-it-simple approach.Danni has been an SLP for 5 years. After working in a variety of settings, she found her love for dyslexia intervention, myofunctional therapy, feeding and all things birth-3. Not only has diving into these areas helped her business but it allowed her to fall in love with the SLP field again. She went from almost switching careers to now having a "boutique-style" private practice in Baton Rouge, LA, serving families in an office and home setting. Connecting with families and building relationships is what gets her up every morning (and her 20 cent coffee of course).In addition to her love for therapy, she has found a new passion for helping other SLPs gain freedom in their finances and their careers. She is hoping to build a community of SLPs grounded in transparency, humility and understanding the immense value of having a plan.In Today's Episode, We Discuss:How it can be hard to make a difference in certain settingsWhy you don’t have to have an entrepreneurial mindset to start a private practiceMaking responsible financial decisions before starting a private practice to take the pressure offExamples of ways to keep your overhead lowTaking intentional stepsThe many different ways you can have a private practiceI love that Danni talks about how she didn’t originally have any interest in private practice, but she felt like she had to start one. Now, she enjoys the four F’s of private practice: freedom, flexibility, fulfillment and finances.Danni’s keeps everything simple, and it made getting started way less overwhelming. I hope listening to this episode inspires, teaches and pushes you to start your private practice because if Danni can do it, so can you!I want to remind you that Danni followed the steps in the Start Your Private Practice System, and Spring Enrollment for that is getting ready to open! Make sure you're on the waitlist www.startyourprivatepractice.com/waitlist!Resources Mentioned:www.thrivetherapiesla.comSpeechGoods Podcastwww.instagram.com/speechgoodswww.instagram.com/thrive_speechandliteracyStart Your Private Practice WaitlistWhere We Can Connect:Subscribe to the PodcastFollow Me on InstagramFollow Me on Facebook
4/12/2021

Building a Sustainable Life Through Private Practice with Mary Burns

Ep. 111
Do you struggle with burnout, imposter syndrome or feeling like you’re not able to do your best work?Mary Burns is joining me in this episode to talk about how she designed a private practice that has helped her move past those feelings and into a more sustainable lifestyle. She is also giving her advice on how you can do the same.Mary Burns is a speech-language pathologist and board-certified patient advocate. She has worked as an SLP since 2014 and is fiercely passionate about person-centered care and rural healthcare access. Although her academic training was certainly formative, Mary considers her experiences as both a patient and a caregiver to be the most influential on her career.Mary launched her private practice, Overland Speech & Swallowing Rehabilitation, in 2018. Her practice continues to grow and change. Today, Mary is proud to offer mobile FEES to 22 counties across Oregon as well as in-home therapy to adults in central Oregon.Mary also works as a mentor for The Medical SLP Collective and an instructor of McNeil Dysphagia Therapy Program. She also recently launched her passion project, The Sustainable Clinician, exploring new ways to help clinicians improve job satisfaction and sustainability through developing the internal skills that grad school forgot.In Today's Episode, We Discuss:Why you need to realize that you don’t have to be good at everything or help everybodyHow to choose your population based on how you want to serve peopleCommon feelings and symptoms of burnoutWhy having autonomy in your work is so beneficialThere’s no such thing as a perfect private practiceWhat it’s like to have an adult-focused practiceThe benefits of mobile therapyCreating a more balanced life was crucial for Mary, and I think we can all agree on the importance of that.If you are struggling with the same feelings that Mary had before she started her private practice, I really hope you got a lot of value out of hearing her story.Mary actually got started by joining the Start Your Private Practice System, and Spring Enrollment for Start Your Private Practice System is opening SOON! Make sure you're on the waitlist www.startyourprivatepractice.com/waitlist!Resources Mentioned:www.overlandslp.comwww.thesustainableclinician.comThe Sustained Clinician mailing listwww.Instagram.com/overlandslpwww.facebook.com/overlandslpStart Your Private Practice WaitlistWhere We Can Connect:Subscribe to the PodcastFollow Me on InstagramFollow Me on Facebook
4/5/2021

Building a Private Practice and Safe Space for LGBTQ+ Clients and Families: Emily's Story

Ep. 110
It is so important for us as professionals to create a safe space for ourselves and for our patients. Don’t you agree?Private practice allows us to do that.I am talking all about this with Emily McCullough from Parade Pediatric Speech Therapy which is a practice that is committed to providing a safe space for all kids and families on their communication journey.Emily has more than 10 years of experience helping children and teens gain the communication skills they need to connect and interact meaningfully with the people in their lives. She believes that every child brings unique gifts and insights into the therapy process and that parents and caregivers know their child best. Emily values her partnerships with parents and caregivers and working as a team to help children feel proud, successful and empowered communicators!She has extensive training and clinical experience in articulation disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, autism, and communication disorders in bilingual and culturally and linguistically diverse children. Bilingual in English and Spanish, Emily received her B.A. in Spanish from Guilford College in North Carolina and her M.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Texas at Austin with a certificate in Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology.Emily lives in Austin, TX. For fun, she enjoys getting outside, composing music, reading and spending time with her wife and dog.In Today's Episode, We Discuss:The benefits of teletherapy for SLPs and studentsWhat it takes to start a teletherapy private practiceHow private practice allows you to create a safe space for yourself and your patientsWhy being yourself as an SLP encourages your students to be themselvesHow private practice allows for the freedom and ability to lead with your own valuesI love this conversation with Emily because it really highlights how private practice allows SLPs to create an ideal work environment that suits their interests, personality and season of life.I think it's really important for there to be more diversity in the field and also for there to be more diverse options for our patients, so I am glad you got to hear how Emily does this at her private practice.Emily actually got started by joining the Start Your Private Practice System, and we are re-opening the doors to this really soon!Head on over to www.startyourprivatepractice.com/waitlist for help starting your speech therapy private practice! Don’t miss your chance!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:www.paradespeech.comhttps://www.instagram.com/parade_speechhttps://www.facebook.com/paradespeechStart Your Private Practice WaitlistWhere We Can Connect:Subscribe to the PodcastFollow Me on InstagramFollow Me on Facebook
3/29/2021

Why SLPs Choose Private Practice (Hint: It's Not What You Think)

Ep. 109
I used to think that SLPs went into private practice because they were greedy and all about the money.I was so wrong, but does that ring true for you too?I realized quickly that’s not the case, and that is what we are talking about in this episode along with the shame and stigma around private practice being all about money.I am getting into the real reasons why SLPs choose private practice as their path!In Today's Episode, We Discuss:The shame and stigma around private practice being all about moneyOne of the main reasons SLPs choose this professionWhy waiting for a salary increase doesn’t have to be your storyHow private practice can help you create what you wantThe six F’s of why SLPs choose private practiceDo the reasons we talk about in this episode sound like ones that interest you too?I would love to know which one of the F’s talked about in this episode is the one that drives you toward private practice the most.Remember, it is okay to want more, but remember, if you want it, you have to go out there and create it. There are so many reasons why this can be the perfect path for you.Head on over to www.startyourprivatepractice.com/waitlist for help starting your speech therapy private practice! The doors are only open for a few days, so don’t miss your chance!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:Start Your Private Practice WaitlistEpisode with Ruth BassWhere We Can Connect:Subscribe to the PodcastFollow Me on InstagramFollow Me on Facebook
3/22/2021

Building a Successful Private Practice During the Pandemic: Calonda's Story

Ep. 108
Are you ready to hear a story about taking a leap of faith into private practice?A lot of people probably think that starting a private practice during a pandemic isn’t a good idea, but that is the opposite of how this story goes.I am talking all about this in today’s episode with Calonda Henry from Broad Horizons Speech Therapy.Calonda Henry M.S. CCC-SLP, is the owner of Broad Horizons Speech Therapy, a certified Woman and Minority owned practice in the state of Florida. She specializes in early childhood language delays and school-age speech and language disorders. The vast majority of her career has been devoted to advocating for all children and families to get the services as well as the support they need. In addition to serving clients in the clinic office, Broad Horizons serves local agencies and schools within the community.While others are waiting for a “better time” to start, Calonda decided to go for it!In Today's Episode, We Discuss:What it was like to start a private practice during a pandemicNavigating the world of business as an SLPThe benefit of marketing early onThe value of having mentors in graduate programsWhy representation is so importantHow to get help with contractsMaking investments for the betterment of your businessCalonda decided to let her imposter syndrome go and follow through with her dream of being a business owner. This is so impressive given the timeframe in which she started her private practice and the success she has seen already!I hope this episode motivates you to start marketing your private practice so you can take control of your professional, personal and financial life!Head on over to www.startyourprivatepractice.com/waitlist for help starting your speech therapy private practice! You will be notified as soon as we open the doors for Spring enrollment!Resources Mentioned:Broad Horizons Speech Therapy WebsiteBroad Horizons Speech Therapy on FacebookBroad Horizons Speech Therapy on InstagramCalonda on InstagramThe Private Practice Clinic FormsStart Your Private Practice WaitlistWhere We Can Connect:Subscribe to the PodcastFollow Me on InstagramFollow Me on FacebookShow notes available at www.independentclinician.com/
3/15/2021

Marketing Secrets for Private Practitioners

Ep. 107
Why do some private practitioners seem to get clients effortlessly while others struggle?It’s simple. If people don’t know about you, they can’t hire you.In today’s episode, I am talking all about marketing and why marketing is hard for most SLPs, but most importantly, what you can do about it.If you spend a little bit of money, you have potential to actually make a whole lot more, so I am providing you with some strategies and helping you with your marketing confidence in this episode.In Today's Episode, We Discuss:You don’t have to be pushy to put yourself out thereA background in marketing isn’t necessary to be successfulMarketing is simpler than most people thinkMarketing is an expense, but it is also an investmentA simple equation to figure out your ROIWhy it's better to pay in timeYou can't start to build word of mouth marketing if you don't put yourself out thereI hope this episode motivates you to start marketing your private practice!Don’t forget to grab my amazing marketing resources for 65% off! Head over to privatepracticemarketingbundle.com to learn cost-effective marketing strategies that work.If you want help starting your speech therapy private practice, head on over to www.startyourprivatepractice.com/waitlist , or 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:The Private Practice Marketing BundleStart Your Private Practice WaitlistFree Training: How to Start Your Private Practice: Full Time or on the SideWhere We Can Connect:Subscribe to the PodcastFollow Me on InstagramFollow Me on Facebook
3/8/2021

How Her Private Pay Practice Allows Tera Sumpter To Focus on Client Care and Employee Development

Ep. 106
Are you interested in learning more about private pay only private practices?I get emails all the time from people who want to know if private pay only private practices are sustainable.I am talking all about this in today’s episode with Tera Sumpter from Seeds of Learning.Tera Sumpter, M.A., CCC-SLP is the founder and Speech-Language Pathologist at Seeds of Learning, LLC where she specializes in executive functioning, literacy development, and other learning disabilities. She is the developer of an integrated cognitive processing model for assessment and treatment.Tera is invited to present nation-wide and internationally on her integrative learning model and executive functioning. Tera is the author of The Seeds of Learning: A Cognitive Processing Model for Speech, Language, Literacy & Executive Functioning.In Today's Episode, We Discuss:How a niche can help you growWhy you need to be open to where your path takes youWhat it's like to run a private pay only practicesThe benefit of working with families that are willing to pay without insuranceThe sustainability of private practiceWhy it’s important to pay your team for collaboration timeHow mistakes in your path allow for learning opportunitiesI hope this episode with Tera inspires you to create a business that you are proud of, that brings steady and growing income, and that serves your clients, your community, your therapists and you.Don’t forget that I am offering amazing marketing resources for a limited time! Just head over to privatepracticemarketingbundle.com to learn cost effective marketing strategies that work.If you want help starting your speech therapy private practice, head on over to www.startyourprivatepractice.com/waitlist , or 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:Website: Seeds of LearningSeeds of Learning Professional DevelopmentFollow Tera on InstagramLike Seeds of Learning on Facebook"Going All in With Private Practice" With Amanda Townsend SLPThe Private Practice Marketing BundleStart Your Private Practice WaitlistFree Training: How to Start Your Private Practice: Full Time or on the SideWhere We Can Connect:Subscribe to the PodcastFollow Me on InstagramFollow Me on Facebook