Private Practice Success Stories


Is Fear of Failure Keeping You Stuck?

If you allow yourself to stay in fear mode, you won’t ever get to the outcome that you desire. You have to learn to overcome the fears that are holding you back! In this episode, I talk about why you need to do what you need to do to get your message out there and start chasing the career and life you want! 

What we discuss: 

  • Whether or not there are benefits in waiting
  • Why you have to step out of your comfort zone
  • What I teach SLPs in my programs



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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 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

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!Resources Mentioned:www.thrivetherapiesla.comSpeechGoods Your Private Practice WaitlistWhere We Can Connect:Subscribe to the PodcastFollow Me on InstagramFollow Me on Facebook

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!Resources Mentioned:www.overlandslp.comwww.thesustainableclinician.comThe Sustained Clinician mailing Your Private Practice WaitlistWhere We Can Connect:Subscribe to the PodcastFollow Me on InstagramFollow Me on Facebook