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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.

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    From 4 Kids on Fridays to 2 Locations and 40 Employees: Carrie's Story

    From 4 Kids on Fridays to 2 Locations and 40 Employees: Carrie's Story

    Carrie Hinnant became a private practice owner and in just 6 years in the business, she has grown her practice to two locations with over 40 employees. She went from serving just a few kids one day a week to now serving about 1,000 sessions per month with her team. We talk about how advice from a professor led her to this career and how a mishap at a practice she was working for led her to starting her practice. She talks about the need for adaption in this field, learning to wear many hats as a business owner and a great tip on where to find referrals! She shares how she grew her practice and her advice on finding the right people to help serve your clients. 
    What we discuss: 
    How she got into her career as an SLP after advice from a professorHer advice for someone who wants to do a private practice but is scared of failureWhy she believes in hiring people who are excited to learn and the strategies she uses to retain employeesHer plans for expanding and having a multidisciplinary approach  
    Links:
    Carolina Therapeutics 
     
    For more information, visit: www.IndependentClinician.com

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    • 45 min
    Kate Williams and Michele Ogsten: Where Are They Now: Adding Holistic Services to a Traditional SLP Clinic: Kate's Follow Up Story

    Kate Williams and Michele Ogsten: Where Are They Now: Adding Holistic Services to a Traditional SLP Clinic: Kate's Follow Up Story

    Kate Williams is back to share how her private practice has grown since we last spoke in early 2019. In this episode, Kate also brought on someone who works with her, Michelle Ogston. These two talk about the shift they made to a more holistic practice. Kate and Michelle discuss how they’ve diversified their services by adding in a life coaching aspect to further help their clients and their loved ones. They also talk about their move to a group setting and creating other systems for success to help further speech therapy progress. The two also share some advice on sitting in the why and using this time as an opportunity to go inward and really dive into who you are, what you value and what you hope to bring to the world. 
    What we discuss: 
    What’s been going on for Kate this past yearHow having a life coach in their practice has helped their clientsHow they noticed a need and developed something for thatWhat they’re doing to help other cliniciansTheir hopes for the next year within their practiceKate and Michelle’s advice for having a holistic practice 
    Links:
    "Self-Care for Private Practitioners" with Katie Samples-Willams, SLP
    Santa Rosa Speech Therapy
    Kate’s Instagram
    Cloud9 Life Coaching
     
    For more information, visit: www.IndependentClinician.com

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    • 34 min
    Growing Her Private Practice, Her Education Business and Her Impact: Jessie's Story

    Growing Her Private Practice, Her Education Business and Her Impact: Jessie's Story

    Jessie Ginsburg started her private practice in Los Angeles, CA despite being told by numerous people it was “too early” for her. Rather than listening, Jessie decided to go full force into building her private practice. We chat about her journey of growing her private practice and how she’s diversified her revenue by creating an educational-based model to help serve other SLP clinicians. Jessie talks about how her company has navigated the coronavirus pandemic, why she encourages her therapists to hone in on specialties and why she believes in taking the blame when things go wrong in her business. 
    What we discuss: 
    What her early career as a speech-language pathologist was likeHer journey of building and growing her private practiceTheir process of finding their core values as a company and defining what they believe inHow she’s developed an education-based model to help serve clinicians 
    Links:
    Pediatric Therapy Playhouse
    Jessie Ginsburg
    Jessie’s Instagram
     
    For more information, visit: www.IndependentClinician.com


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    • 51 min
    Tragedy to Triumph: Beth's First 9 Months in Private Practice

    Tragedy to Triumph: Beth's First 9 Months in Private Practice

    Beth Brady is a private practice owner in Ohio who started her business less than one year ago. Beth faced the very tragic loss of her friend and business partner at the beginning stages of starting her private practice. Fortunately, she was able to triumph and move forward with starting the business. Beth shares how she overcame that loss and what led her to a career in speech-language pathology in the first place. She talks about some of her first job experiences before making the move to private practice and what she’s been doing to expand her business during the pandemic.  
    What we discuss: 
    How she got started as a speech-language pathologistWhat made her decide to start a private practice of her ownHow she overcame unexpectedly losing her business partnerWhat Beth’s been working on for her business to help expand her caseload
    Links:
    "Running and EI Agency" with Ryan Landinguin, SLP
    Talk Play Grow
     
    For more information, visit: www.IndependentClinician.com

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    • 24 min
    5 Years and 50 Contractors: Luba's Story

    5 Years and 50 Contractors: Luba's Story

    Luba Patlakh Kaplun is a speech-language pathologist in the Philadelphia area who has built her private practice from zero to 50 contractors in just 5 years. In this episode, she shared how she’s built her private practice and how she plans to continue growing during the pandemic. We talked about how she got into this career after leaving behind broadcast journalism, how she transitioned her practice to teletherapy in just two days and why you have to be persistent while you build your practice. Luba shares the importance of making progressive steps to get to your goals and her advice for other private practice owners.
    What we discuss: 
    How she transitioned from broadcast journalism to speech-language pathologyWhat made Luba decide to start her own practiceThe lessons she's learned from growing her practice Transitioning into telepractice within a two day period
    Links:
    Kidology Website
    Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business 
    Kidology YouTube Channel
     
    For more information, visit: www.IndependentClinician.com

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    • 40 min
    Reflections on Becky's First Year of Private Practice

    Reflections on Becky's First Year of Private Practice

    Becky McArthur is fully embracing the new way to start a private practice. I am seeing a lot of new SLP’s take this route for their career - doing things such as seeing clients at home, being lean when it comes to finances, not straying away from technology. This is exactly what Becky did as the pandemic hit, she quickly learned how to take her private practice online and started doing telepractice to meet her clients. In this episode she discusses this experience, what led her to start her private practice, differences between SLP from the U.S. and Canada (where she’s located) and what she’s learned since opening her private practice. 
    What we discuss: 
    How Becky got started in the SLP profession and what led her to the decision to start a private practiceWhat differences she’s noticed between SLPs in the U.S. and CanadaWhat she’s learned over the past year from having a private practiceHer experience with doing telepractice 
    Links:
    We Communicate
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    • 33 min

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Real Betch ,

Loving it!

I stumbled upon this podcast and I’m so excited. I’m currently a SLPA going back to school. I hope one day I’ll have my own private practice. I love hearing everyone success story.

BentSLP ,

Great Inspriation

I am loving listening. The podcast really helps me see and KNOW that the possibilities are endless and I can do anything I put my mind to. Thanks for creating an environment to help us grow our businesses!

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I want more

Jena this is exactly the motivation I need to move forward on my private practice. Looking forward to hearing more stories. Well done!

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