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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 clinicians who pride ourselves on providing high-quality care to our clients and their families.
We are fighting against productivity requirements, administrative red tape and unnecessary restrictions.
We started our own private practices to take control of our professional and personal lives. Of our schedules. Of our incomes. Of our future.
We work hard for our clients but on our terms.
We believe in helping others – but also helping ourselves.
We’re not interested in competing with each other. We hope that we all make it.
We are successful private practitioners and these are our stories.
Thank you for taking the time to listen to this interview.

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Private Practice Success Stories Jena Castro-Casbon

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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 clinicians who pride ourselves on providing high-quality care to our clients and their families.
We are fighting against productivity requirements, administrative red tape and unnecessary restrictions.
We started our own private practices to take control of our professional and personal lives. Of our schedules. Of our incomes. Of our future.
We work hard for our clients but on our terms.
We believe in helping others – but also helping ourselves.
We’re not interested in competing with each other. We hope that we all make it.
We are successful private practitioners and these are our stories.
Thank you for taking the time to listen to this interview.

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Starting a Practice While on Maternity Leave with Ashtyn Mouton

    Starting a Practice While on Maternity Leave with Ashtyn Mouton

    Have you ever felt burnt out with your job as an SLP?
    As busy practitioners, it can be overwhelming to think about starting a business while trying to manage our full-time jobs. This is why maternity leave is the perfect time to take the leap.


    In this episode of Private Practice Success Stories, I sat down with Ashtyn Mouton to talk about how she did just that. For Ashtyn, after becoming a mother, a flexible schedule was more important than ever because she needed to be there for her daughter whenever she needed her. Ashtyn knew that investing in herself was key to taking control of her personal, professional, and financial life.


    Ashtyn Mouton, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, is the owner of Simple Speech Therapy. She is a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist in the Central Florida area. She has been practicing as an SLP for over 6 years and has worked with children and adults of all ages in schools, skilled nursing facilities, and in private practice.


    Ashtyn holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She graduated from Florida State University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Science and Disorders and graduated from Valdosta State University in 2015 with a Master of Education degree in Communication Disorders.


    Ashtyn is thrilled and motivated to be offering speech and language therapy to children in the Davenport and Orlando areas. As a new mom, she understands the importance of creating trusting relationships with people who engage with her child. She looks forward to building lasting relationships with her clients and their families.


    In Today's Episode, We Discuss:


    How to gain momentum when starting your practice
    Tips for renting an office space
    How Ashtyn made the decision to leave her school SLP job
    Why you don’t need a brick and mortar office to start
    How to decide on what to make investments in
    Tips for starting your business without debt
    The benefits of being private pay only



    Ashtyn is the epitome of the perfect Start Your Private Practice student. She invested in herself, she did the work, and she now has a successful private practice to show for it. She is growing at a rate that is comfortable for her and she gets to call all of the shots.


    Want to learn more about the program that Ashtyn went through? Head over to https://www.startyourprivatepractice.com/webinar (startyourprivatepractice.com/webinar) to take my free training.


    Enrollment for The Start Your Private Practice Program is opening soon! https://independentclinician.com/waitlist/ (Click here to hop on the waitlist )and get notified as soon as we open.




    Resources Mentioned:
    Visit Ashtyn’s website: https://www.simplespeechtherapyfl.com/about (https://www.simplespeechtherapyfl.com/about)
    Follow Ashtyn on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplespeechtherapy/ (https://www.instagram.com/simplespeechtherapy/)
    Check out Ashtyn’s TpT store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Simple-Speech-Therapy-Llc (https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Simple-Speech-Therapy-Llc)
    Get on the Start Your Private Practice Program waitlist: https://independentclinician.com/waitlist/ (https://independentclinician.com/waitlist/)
    Watch the free webinar: https://www.startyourprivatepractice.com/webinar (https://www.startyourprivatepractice.com/webinar)


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    Follow Me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/independentclinician/ (https://www.instagram.com/independentclinician/)
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    • 35 min
    Creating Balance and Joy Through Her Full-Time Private Practice with Kristin Beasley

    Creating Balance and Joy Through Her Full-Time Private Practice with Kristin Beasley

    Are you ready to take your private practice full-time?
    I know when you are first getting started, it can seem overwhelming to think about everything you need to do to get to that point. In this episode of Private Practice Success Stories, we are talking to one of my students, Kristin Beasley, who started her private practice and grew it from zero to 10 clients in one month!


    She provided high-quality service to her clients and the referrals started rolling in. She took her private practice full-time and now enjoys much more balance and fulfillment than ever before.


    Kristin has extensive experience in the field of Speech-Language Pathology, as she has worked in several settings, including public and private education, early intervention, pediatric and adult medical facilities, and clinic-based and home health settings. Kristin has experience in a multitude of speech, language, and feeding disorders, ranging from birth through adulthood. While the understanding, knowledge, and experience provide a foundation and basis for therapy, Kristin’s passion for families and relationships brings her skills to life. Kristin’s primary focus is the importance of building and growing relationships with her clients and families.


    Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Arizona in 2003 and a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from Northwestern University in 2006. Kristin holds credentials with the American Speech and Hearing Association and is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in the state of Arizona.


    Kristin lives in Arizona with her husband, three daughters, and two Goldendoodles. Hiking, traveling, and exploring new adventures are a few of Kristin's favorite things.






    In Today's Episode, We Discuss:


    Why Kristin almost left the field of speech pathology
    How she decided to start a private practice
    How referrals grew Kristin's business quickly
    What Kristin did to take her practice full-time
    What Kristin’s business looks like now
    How she utilizes different payers sources that send her referrals
    Kristin’s mentality when her business faces a setback



    I love that Kristin pointed out that there are seasons of life that are really hard and there are really beautiful seasons. Yes, starting a private practice can seem hard, but just think about how beautiful it will be when you reach your business goals.


    I have had so many students that have really impressed me and Kristin is one of them. She stands out as someone who keeps her eyes on the prize and does exactly what it takes to make it happen.


    If you are just starting out, the https://www.startyourprivatepractice.com/waitlist (Start Your Private Practice Program) is for you. If you have already started and are looking to grow your business, the http://growyourprivatepractice.com (Grow Your Private Practice) program is what you need.


    I'm doing an upcoming training specifically for SLPs and OTs looking to shift into private practice full-time. Visithttp://growyourprivatepractice.com ( GrowYourPrivatePractice.com) to fill out the quick form and get your invitation!




    Resources Mentioned:
    Follow West Valley Speech on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/westvalleyspeech/ (https://www.instagram.com/westvalleyspeech/)
    Check out Kristin’s website: https://www.westvalleyspeech.com/ (https://www.westvalleyspeech.com/)
    Register for the Grow Your Private Practice training: https://www.growyourprivatepractice.com/ (https://www.growyourprivatepractice.com/)


    Where We Can Connect:
    Follow the Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/private-practice-success-stories/id1374716199 (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/private-practice-success-stories/id1374716199)
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    • 42 min
    5 Tips for Growing Your Private Practice with Adrienne Fuller and Tami Teshima

    5 Tips for Growing Your Private Practice with Adrienne Fuller and Tami Teshima

    Are you in the growth phase of your private practice journey?
    If so, this episode of Private Practice Success Stories is for you. It features two of my coaches from the Grow Your Private Practice Program, Adrienne Fuller and Tami Teshima. Both of these amazing coaches sat down with me to talk about 5 tips for growing your private practice. We talked about marketing, finances, hiring, and so much more.
    Adrienne Fuller M.S., CCC-SLP is the Clinical Director and Owner of SpeechBuilders Speech and Language Therapy in Apopka, Florida. She began her journey as a middle school teacher to students with learning disabilities, where she developed a desire to help children build a strong foundation for learning. She then went on to earn her Master’s Degree from the University of New Hampshire.


    For the past 15 years, she has worked in many settings as a Speech-Language Pathologist including, schools, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and finally in private practice. Adrienne is also the co-writer of the book, “Putting Your Dreams to Work, Keys to Setting Up Your Private Practice,” a how-to manual for opening a therapy practice. She is passionate about making all children from all backgrounds more confident in their speech, language and communication abilities. Today SpeechBuilders LLC has more than 9 therapists and assistants that treat children in the Central Florida area.


    Tamiko, who goes by Tami (pronounced "Tommy"), is a former teacher turned speech-language pathologist. She received a Master of Arts in Education, Speech-Language Pathology from San Jose State, and a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education from Grand Valley State University. Tami opened Duncan Lake Speech Therapy, LLC in May 2019 after working as a school-based speech-language pathologist. Her vision was to provide comprehensive, client-centered speech-language services as accessible as possible.


    Tami's areas of speech interest include articulation and phonological disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), expressive/receptive language delays, fluency (stuttering), and orofacial myology. Tami also provides gender-affirming voice modification services, both individually and in a group-format class that she offers quarterly.


    In addition to client-centered work, Tami also acts as a consultant for the Autism Alliance of Michigan, providing training for parents and caregivers throughout the state of Michigan. She is a mentor in the Start Your Private Practice Program with The Independent Clinician, where she supports new SLP private practice owners start their own businesses. Most recently, Tami began working as the team SLP for an Approved Autism Evaluation Center through Acorn Health. Tami holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association as well as a Speech-Language Pathology license from the state of Michigan and the state of Maine.


    In Today's Episode, We Discuss:


    Advice for the messy middle of running your own private practice
    The power of shifting from an employee mindset to a CEO mindset
    The importance of knowing your numbers
    Why daycares are a great resource to partner with
    How to keep your expenses low in the beginning
    Tips for deciding what to outsource
    Why readiness is a choice
    Why now is a good time to start a private practice
    Our top favorite business books





    Tami and Adrienne have both grown their private practices from nothing into something amazing. They now have employees and administrative support, they have brick and mortar locations, and they have systems to make their business run more efficiently. They have both stepped into the role of CEO of their private practices. These are the type of people you want to learn from and surround yourself with when you are learning and ready to grow!


    If you are looking for support to grow your private practice because you’re leaving your job soon and you want to...

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Growing Her Practice and then Becoming a Time Management Coach with Theresa Harp

    Growing Her Practice and then Becoming a Time Management Coach with Theresa Harp

    Starting a private practice is such an amazing way to branch out and do your own thing. It enables you to work with your dream clients on your own terms. One of my favorite things about private practices though is how it can open so many doors to you that you didn’t even dream were possible.
    In this episode of Private Practice Success Stories, I sat down with Theresa Harp to talk about how she went from running her own private practice to starting a second successful business in a totally different niche.


    Theresa Harp is a mother of four and a New Jersey native. She is a certified speech therapist and listening and spoken language specialist who opened a private practice for children with hearing loss in 2014.


    As she began juggling the increasing demands in her home and her business, she began to study time management and productivity and discovered strategies to maximize her time. These interests led to the creation of an entirely new business called The Time Tamers, which provides time management consulting and coaching services to busy women.


    Theresa partners with her clients to create customized plans so that women can accomplish their goals and spend their time doing exactly what they love.


    In Today's Episode, We Discuss:


    How Theresa started her private practice
    The importance of setting boundaries in your professional life
    Why Theresa kept her private practice small
    How and why she shifted to coaching
    How Theresa connected speech pathology with her coaching business
    Why your mindset is the most important part of making a change
    Why progress is more important than perfection
    The flexibility you get when starting your own private practice



    I love to think of starting a private practice as a “choose your own adventure” experience. You can choose to do whatever you want with it! And if down the line, you feel called to shift focus and change directions, that’s okay!


    Starting a private practice gives you so much flexibility. You can take the knowledge of what you learned in your business and apply it to anything you want to, just as Theresa did! If you want to hear more from Theresa, make sure to listen to her https://www.thetimetamers.com/podcast (podcast) and https://www.facebook.com/thetimetamers (join her Facebook group)!


    Applications for the Grow Your Private Practice are now open! Visithttp://growyourprivatepractice.com ( GrowYourPrivatePractice.com) and learn how we help growth-focused SLPs and OTs shift into private practice full-time and truly become the CEO of their business and their lives.


    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 https://www.independentclinician.com/ (www.independentclinician.com) to learn more.




    Resources Mentioned:
    Visit the Sound Speech website: https://soundspeechnj.com/ (https://soundspeechnj.com/)
    Visit The Time Tamers website: https://www.thetimetamers.com/ (https://www.thetimetamers.com/)
    Join The Time Tamers Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/thetimetamers (https://www.facebook.com/thetimetamers)
    Listen to The Time Tamers podcast: https://www.thetimetamers.com/podcast (https://www.thetimetamers.com/podcast)


    Where We Can Connect:
    Follow the Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/private-practice-success-stories/id1374716199 (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/private-practice-success-stories/id1374716199)
    Follow Me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/independentclinician/ (https://www.instagram.com/independentclinician/)
    Follow Me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jena.castrocasbon/ (https://www.facebook.com/jena.castrocasbon/)

    • 39 min
    School Contracts and Being an SLP CEO with Ebony Green

    School Contracts and Being an SLP CEO with Ebony Green

    What are you passionate about?
    Something I love about being an SLP is that you have so many opportunities available to you after you get certified. You can work in traditional settings or you can do my favorite thing and start your private practice. Once you have your private practice, the sky is the limit on what you can do!


    Whether you’re interested in school contracts, having multiple locations, a brick-and-mortar clinic, or just becoming your own boss, you’re going to love this episode of Private Practice Success Stories.


    I sat down with Ebony Green to talk about her journey as an SLP CEO and how she made it all happen. She has a wealth of knowledge on running your own business as an SLP so I was so excited to have her as a guest.


    Ebony Green, M.S., CCC-SLP received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from The University of Texas at Austin. She then joined a highly selective national teacher corps known as Teach for America and committed four years to teaching in underserved communities. During her time in the classroom, Ebony taught bilingual elementary school students for two years and then taught Spanish at the high school level for two years. Ebony worked closely with other teachers and professionals at her school.


    Ebony decided to pursue a career in speech language pathology after spending time in IEP meetings and working alongside the SLP and other special education staff at her school in Houston, TX. While in her final year of teaching Ebony began taking post-baccalaureate courses at Texas Woman’s University to learn more about speech language pathology and became an SLP-A. Ebony later moved to Arizona and completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Speech Language Pathology at Northern Arizona University and became an SLP.




    In Today's Episode, We Discuss:


    How Ebony landed her first school contract and how it impacted her business
    How school contracts work
    The pros and cons of contracts
    Ebony’s School Contracts Masterclass and SLP Business Suite
    The importance of having multiple streams of income
    Why your network matters
    How your mindset impacts your success



    No matter how saturated the market might seem, you have something unique to bring to the table and you can be successful!


    If you were moved by what Ebony and I had to say and are using it as proof that this is 100% possible for you too, I urge you to get in touch with us. We can help you whether you want to go the private practice route, the school contracts route, the Teachers Pay Teachers route, or something else. There is an opportunity and a need for you to start the SLP business you’ve always wanted to.


    Mark your calendar! Enrollment for the Start Your Private Practice opens on May 23rd! http://www.startyourprivatepractice.com/waitlist (Click here) to get notified as soon as we re-open.


    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 https://www.independentclinician.com/ (www.independentclinician.com) to learn more.




    Resources Mentioned:
    Visit Ebony’s Website: https://casaspeechaz.com/ (https://casaspeechaz.com/)
    Follow Ebony on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slpcontractsqueen (https://www.instagram.com/slpcontractsqueen)
    Check out the School Contracts Masterclass: https://contracts-2-coins-for-slps.teachable.com/p/slp-school-contracting-masterclass (https://contracts-2-coins-for-slps.teachable.com/p/slp-school-contracting-masterclass)
    Check out the rest of Ebony’s courses: https://theslpbusinesssuite.teachable.com (https://theslpbusinesssuite.teachable.com)
    Join the waitlist for Start Your Private Practice: http://www.startyourprivatepractice.com/waitlist (www.startyourprivatepractice.com/waitlist)


    Where We Can Connect:
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    • 55 min
    Why You Need to Plan Your Private Practice Before You Start

    Why You Need to Plan Your Private Practice Before You Start

    Are you a planner?
    Most speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists are! Deciding to start your own private practice is a big deal. My mission is to make the whole process easier and faster for you, but it all starts with planning.


    In this episode of Private Practice Success Stories, I am going to be sharing why you need to plan it all out before you start, and I am doing this by giving you a special behind-the-scenes look into our beginner bootcamp event.


    There are so many ways to be in private practice. You can have a solo practice where it is just you or you can have a whole team providing multidisciplinary services. You could be a specialist or a generalist. You could provide in-person services or teletherapy. The possibilities are endless and you get to choose!


    However, before you can build the private practice of your dreams, you have to plan it first. This is important because you’ll need to consider things like NPI, liability insurance, and marketing—just to name a few.


    Planning your private practice is exciting and fun! You are literally building the business of your dreams and there’s nothing better than that. I want to be able to assist you with a fill-in-the-blank system that helps you put it all together. In my Plan Your Private Practice Bootcamp, I give you the same planning training that I offer the students in my Start Your Private Practice program.


    In Today's Episode, We Discuss:
    The different ways you can run your private practice
    Why it is so important to plan it first
    Why the bootcamp is so beneficial
    The value, offers, and bonuses included inside the bootcamp
    Why the best way to start your private practice is to take action



    There is so much included in the bootcamp because I want you to get the most value so you can finally start taking those first steps to start the private practice of your dreams. There are so many people out there looking for the exact services you have to offer.


    Now is the time to start planning your private practice, so you can focus on things like your future, family, fun, and flexibility. Private practice is the only way to take complete control over your personal, professional, and financial life. https://www.startyourprivatepractice.com/april-2022-bootcamp-o (Sign up for the free Plan Your Private Practice Bootcamp here! )


    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 https://www.independentclinician.com/ (www.independentclinician.com) to learn more.


    Resources Mentioned:
    https://www.startyourprivatepractice.com/april-2022-bootcamp-o (Register for the free Plan Your Private Practice Bootcamp)


    Where We Can Connect:
    Follow the Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/private-practice-success-stories/id1374716199 (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/private-practice-success-stories/id1374716199)
    Follow Me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/independentclinician/ (https://www.instagram.com/independentclinician/)
    Follow Me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jena.castrocasbon/ (https://www.facebook.com/jena.castrocasbon/)

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

ally14850 ,

Jena and her team focus on success for all!

The Independent Clinician is an amazing business that makes starting your private practice straight forward. This podcast shares great stories and is beyond inspirational in these difficult times!

Gloriner ,

Inspiring & Amazing SLP stories

I found Jena’s podcasts in May 2018 as I was making the decision to leave the schools. The stories she shares through the SLPs on her podcast are so inspiring and motivating that it led me to believe I can do this too! Almost four years later after finding her podcast, I still listen to each story and continue to find inspiration in each SLP’s journey to private practice. I even had the honor to share my story and hope it inspires others to know they too can create the business and life they love! Jena is authentic in her mission to help us find our own way as SLPs and business women and these stories help us know that we can do this!

staci@universalspeech ,

SLP

I only wish I had a program like Jena's years ago! Jena's Grow Your Private Practice Program in additon to these Podcasts have given me the knowledge, structure, and inspiration needed to run a successful private practice! Thank you Jena!

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