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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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    Staying Small on Purpose with Kelsey Martin

    Staying Small on Purpose with Kelsey Martin

    There are so many benefits to having a private practice, but one of the most desirable benefits is the ability to have a flexible schedule.
    Kelsey Martin, who is joining me in this episode, knows all about the balance that private practice can offer. She created a private practice so that she could spend as much time as possible with her young children while financially providing for her family as an SLP and business owner.
    Kelsey is the owner of Playful Communication in Waxhaw, North Carolina. She specializes in serving the pediatric population and particularly enjoys working with children ages birth to 5 and those that have Down syndrome like her sweet boy, Isaac. Kelsey is married to Nate, and they have two beautiful children - Isaac and Rae. Her kiddos are her inspiration for her private practice and the flexibility it allows. She keeps her practice "small on purpose" to allow her to be with her children and show up for all of life's big and little moments with them! 
    Kelsey explains in the episode that she “struck gold” because she was able to build something that is perfect for her and her family, so we dive into how she started her private practice, what her days look like, why she is staying small right now and so much more.
    In Today's Episode, We Discuss:

    Shifting from being work-focused to family-focusedSlowly making your private practice presentDesigning a private practice that helps you reach your goalsDefining success as a business ownerMaking decisions with confidenceIntentionally thinking of yourself as a CEO
    I love that Kelsey has consistently trusted the timing of her life and the growth of her private practice. She is using her private practice as a vehicle to take control of her professional, personal and financial life while helping herself and her family. I can’t wait to see what she does next!
    Being able to help her throughout her journey has been so amazing. She was once in the Start Your Private Practice program, but she has now moved onto my higher-level program which is helping her get to the six-figure level and grow her private practice.
    If you're already earning about $2,000 a month in private practice and you need help increasing your income, hiring a terrific team, getting systems in place, and becoming a CEO, head on over to sixfigureprivatepractice.com. My FREE webinar for established private practitioners, How to Grow Your Private Practice to the Six Figure Level and Beyond, is on June 15th at 9pmEST!

    Resources Mentioned: 
    Sixfigureprivatepractice.com
    www.playfulcommunication.com
    facebook.com/playfulcommunication
    https://www.instagram.com/playfulcommunication

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    • 44 min
    The Cost of NOT Starting a Private Practice

    The Cost of NOT Starting a Private Practice

    Have you ever thought about the cost of not starting a private practice? Have you thought about it both in terms of the money you could be earning and also the time you could be spending doing things you love?
    One reason why SLPs put off starting private practices is that they worry that they need a lot of money for startup costs.
    In this episode, I am flipping the script and talking about the cost of not starting your private practice.
    We tend to think about financial costs, but there are also time costs, psychological costs, and emotional costs. I am breaking down each of these!
    In Today's Episode, We Discuss:

    The monetary cost of starting a private practiceWhat you do need to pay for to start a private practiceUsing your private practice to speed up the process of paying off debtThe cost associated with telling people noHidden costs of private practiceConsidering what you are missing out on
    By saying no and deciding not to get set up, you have lost out on some income that you could have had in your bank account!
    I want you to commit to starting your private practice now. Stop waiting! You are qualified and I can help you with the business aspect of it.
    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.
    If you are not sure if The Start Your Private Practice Program can help you, DM me on Instagram @IndependentClinician to talk about it!

    Resources Mentioned: 
    www.startyourprivatepractice.com/waitlist
    https://www.instagram.com/independentclinician/
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    • 20 min
    Serving Clients and SLPs with Ardith Wuckert

    Serving Clients and SLPs with Ardith Wuckert

    Have you ever wanted to create and sell a resource for SLPs in addition to your private practice offerings?
    In this episode, I am joined by Ardith Wuckert. She is currently in the process of diversifying her private practice income streams, so we are getting into how she is doing that through digital paid resources.
    Creating and selling digital resources is a great way to add another income stream AND help other SLPs. I think we can all agree that is a win-win!
    Ardith Wuckert is a speech-language pathologist (SLP) who is passionate about all things speech! She is an evidence-based clinician that applies the latest research and proven practices to her intervention approach.
    Ardith opened Speak Easy Speech Therapy to bring her dream of connecting with families to a fun, engaging and comfortable environment come true. She has been in private practice since 2016 providing in-home and clinic-based speech, language and specialized orofacial myofunctional therapy services to a variety of adults and children throughout New Hampshire. She also has a home-based clinic in Nashua and offers school-based therapy as well as teletherapy services to her clients.

    In Today's Episode, We Discuss:

    Navigating the beginning stages of private practiceWhy you shouldn’t wait to be making more moneyCreating programs to support your practice and studentsHow you can increase your impact and incomeFilling in the holes that you are seeing in your own private practiceOvercoming imposter syndrome
    I am such a huge fan of multiple streams of income and also solving problems for yourself and for others. This episode is such a good reminder to keep increasing income as well as impact top of mind.
    I highly recommend signing up for Ardith’s newsletter or browsing the programs that she has available to purchase! She can help you make speech therapy a little bit easier.
    If you want help starting your speech therapy private practice, head over to startyourprivatepractice.com/waitlist. Once you’ve entered your information, keep your eyes peeled on your inbox for an invitation to join once enrollment opens again!

    Resources Mentioned: 
    https://speakeasyslp.net
    https://www.instagram.com/speakeasyspeechtherapy/
    http://easydoesitspeech.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/independentclinician
    startyourprivatepractice.com/waitlist 

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    • 24 min
    Moving into Private Practice with Nicole Donnelly

    Moving into Private Practice with Nicole Donnelly

    Are you waiting until you have all of your ducks in a row before you start your private practice?
    I hear this a lot because many SLPs are concerned about timing especially if they are in the middle of moving. I totally get that, but there are definitely things you can do to get started whether you are physically moving or just moving into private practice.
    In this episode, I am joined by Nicole Donnelly, and we are talking about her journey into private practice which actually began when she moved to a new city!
    Nicole Donnelly is the owner of Sunflower Speech Therapy, LLC located in New Buffalo, MI. She has always had a dream of opening her own practice but never truly believed it was more than a dream. She is pleased to announce that she decided to take a leap in July 2020, join Start Your Private Practice, and not look back. Her dream is finally her reality and she feels so blessed to have the opportunity to change the lives of children and families in her community through her private practice, Sunflower Speech Therapy, LLC. 
    At Sunflower Speech Therapy, LLC, her mission is to better the lives of children and their families by providing high-quality speech-language therapy services in a private practice setting. A sunflower typically produces greater than 1,000 seeds. Just as a sunflower produces seeds, a Speech-Language Pathologist produces seeds of knowledge, advice, and guidance so that together, as a team, they can help children reach their full potential. Throughout the life of a sunflower, it grows toward the sun. The goal of her practice is to provide children with the nurture and nutrients needed to become successful communicators as they, too, grow toward the sun.
    In Today's Episode, We Discuss:

    Advice for those that want to open a private practice but are movingGetting clients in a new cityHow to create flexibility in your private practiceResponding to the need of the communityMaking sure your needs are being metBelieving in yourself and your ability to open a private practice
    When Nicole moved to a new city, she decided to create a new job for herself instead of looking for a new job. With the help of my Start Your Private Practice program, she is now very happy and her clients are too!
    Nicole is proof that you can get up and running quickly and fill a void in your community.
    I hope you learn a lot from this episode especially if you find yourself in a similar season. Even if you are not in the middle of moving, Nicole has such great advice for those starting a private practice!
    We are re-opening enrollment for Start Your Private Practice this week! Click here to join us: www.PrivatePracticeCourse.com!
    Resources Mentioned: 
    www.sunflowerspeechtherapyllc.com
    https://www.facebook.com/SunflowerSpeechTherapy.NicoleDonnelly
    https://www.instagram.com/sunflowerspeechtherapyllc
    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Candy-Apple-Speech
    www.PrivatePracticeCourse.com
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    • 32 min
    Why Every SLP Should Have Multiple Streams of Income

    Why Every SLP Should Have Multiple Streams of Income

    Would you like to make more money as a speech-language pathologist? There are a lot of people who would, but very few people are talking about it!
    I want to introduce you to the concept of multiple streams of income. You have likely heard about this before!
    In this episode, I am talking to you about how this can work for you and how you can add your first or next stream of income.
    In Today's Episode, We Discuss:

    Not being dependent on one streamIdeas for income streams that you can haveMaking sure you are not financially vulnerableWhat happens over time when you have multiple streams
    I highly encourage you to consider what type of income streams you can add to your life in order to diversify your income, make more money, build wealth, and make sure that you are not vulnerable if something happens to your primary stream of income.
    By sharing my own story with this and walking you through the importance of it (especially as women), I hope you see that this is not only totally possible for you but is incredibly beneficial!
    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: 
    www.startyourprivatepractice.com/waitlist
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    • 7 min
    Growing and Giving with Pamela Jackson Rowe

    Growing and Giving with Pamela Jackson Rowe

    Mentors show you the way when you’re doing something you’ve never done before, and they help you achieve success better and faster than they did. They save you so much time, money, and frustration. Don’t you agree?
    In this episode, I am joined by Pamela Jackson Rowe, and we are discussing how she became a speech-language pathologist and a business owner as well as what mentorship has meant to her, and why she's also so committed to being a mentor herself.
    Pamela Rowe, MA, CCC-SLP is the Clinical Director of Pamela Rowe, MA, CCC-SLP, LLC, an Adult and Pediatric Therapy Practice with six Florida locations. Her practice provides Speech, Occupational, Physical, and Respiratory Therapy services in 18 counties within the state of Florida. 
    Pamela is co-author of Putting Your Dreams To Work: Keys To Setting Up Your Therapy Practice and Start Your Engines. As a continuing partner with various state agencies, Pamela enjoys empowering individuals to communicate and use their voice within their community.
    In Today's Episode, We Discuss:

    Finding the population that feels exhilarating to youWhat stops some SLPs from starting a private practiceHow to keep your private practice cost-effectiveTips for hiring peopleFlexibilities of private practiceResources/gifts for new SLPsHow to stop second-guessing yourself
    Pamela and I are both committed to mentoring the next generation of SLPs in private practice because we want the field to grow in ways that previous generations could never imagine!
    I want you to take some time to get to know who you are and the passion you have for the field as you begin to start the process of starting your private practice. This will be crucial for you, your patients, and your private practice!
    I highly recommend picking up both of Pamela’s books linked in the resources section for additional guidance!
    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: 
    http://speechorlando.com
    https://www.instagram.com/speechorlando
    Start Your Engines: A Road Map For Your Clinical Fellowship Year 
    Putting Your Dreams To Work: Keys To Setting Up Your Therapy Practice
    www.startyourprivatepractice.com/waitlist
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    • 36 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!

L Kurtin ,

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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