Starting a private practice full-time or “on the side” is a wonderful opportunity for SLPs who want more freedom, flexibility and a higher income. Whether you’re interested in starting a private practice now or “someday,” this presentation will help you decide whether or not it’s right for you, show you the biggest mistakes to avoid and then walk you through the process of getting started with confidence.
- Describe the most common characteristics of private practices in the US (according to ASHA)
- Discuss the top three mistakes that beginning private practitioners should avoid
- Name and briefly describe the five phases of starting a private practice
Instruction at the Introductory Level of difficulty is generally intended for professionals with novice experience in the content area. Material presented is based on fundamental principles or concepts that are fairly well known and regularly applied. Often this level of training is intended to be a prerequisite to successive, more difficult topics offered at the Intermediate Level. At times, experienced professionals might be advised to take this training for review or in preparation for more advanced level training. Introductory level can also be used to describe course content related to new or emerging areas of practice.
My company, The Independent Clinician, sells resources to help speech-language pathologists start and grow their private practices with confidence.
I am also the admin for The SLP Private Practice Beginners Facebook Group and host a podcast called Private Practice Success Stories. Both are free resources but I do mention my paid products when appropriate.
I have no relevant non-financial disclosures.
Jena H. Castro-Casbon, MS, CCC-SLP, is a private-practice consultant who has helped thousands of speech-language pathologists start and grow their own private practices through her company, The Independent Clinician. She has written articles for The ASHA Leader and Presented at ASHA Connect (2017).
She's the creator of two successful online programs: Start Your Successful Private Practice and Grow Your Private Practice. You can find her online in the SLP Private Practice Beginners Facebook group and hear her as the host of the Private Practice Success Stories Podcast.
Jena lives in Boston, MA and is a wife and mama to two young boys.