Getting Started with Private Clients
This is the Best Place to Start Your Journey
Hi there! I'm Jena H. Casbon, M.S. CCC-SLP, founder of The Independent Clinician.
Empowering clinicians to build a small private practice
with a few private clients "on the side" to grow at a comfortable rate
Curious about the in's and out's of treating private clients / starting a private practice? Learn the basics in this FREE mini course!
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The Independent Clinician Guide to Private Patients will turn your dream of starting your own private practice into a reality.
"The Guide" will walk you step-by-step through the process of learning to successfully start your own private therapy business. From documentation to liability, marketing to taxes and becoming a health insurance provider, this book will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to get started!
Each section contains:
You’ve always wanted to have your own private practice. Here’s the information you need!
Need more clients?
Grow Your Private Practice is a step-by-step marketing system to help private practitioners get to the next level by following a specific formula to attract more, ideal clients.
Whether you're a complete beginning OR an established private practitioner, follow the 32 "Action Plans" to get consistent referrals / income and break free of the feast or famine cycle!
The 6 Modules include info on:
and much more!
The Independent Clinician Guide to Creating a Web Presence will teach you how to market yourself online - just where your *future* clients are looking for you.
The eBook will take you step-by-step through creating a professional website, making sure it’s found in search engines like Google and effectively using social media to connect with referral sources and build your brand.
Private patients are looking for you online. Will you be there for them?
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Here is a list of my most popular / helpful blog posts:
I have been treating private clients since 2006 (almost 10 years ago!)
When I first got started, I was lucky enough to have two fantastic mentors to help walk me through the process.
I started with one client after work "on the side" of my regular job at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston.
The truth was, I had been asked several times if I treated privately and kept saying, "no."
After learning the ropes and gaining confidence that I could treat my own private clients, I finally said, "Yes!" one day.
You can read my full story here.
Over on my blog, I have shared success stories from regular SLPs, OTs and PTs who decided to follow their private practice dreams.
You know why these clinicians are successful?
They took action.
Their lessons, advice and tips are waiting for you.
Be inspired by what they've been able to accomplish and let their successes shape your dreams.
Click here to read their stories.
Here are the top 10 questions I am frequently asked:
1. Can I see private clients "on the side?"
I highly recommend starting with 1-4 private clients on the side. If you enjoy private practice and want to expand your caseload and hours --> go for it! Otherwise, seeing clients "on the side" is still considered private practice. It's far less risky than quitting your job before building your caseload.
I was lucky to have two fantastic mentors who guided me along the route from dreaming of private practice, to actually working with my own clients.
In starting The Independent Clinician, my goal was to take all of experiences and knowledge and turn them into "The Rule Book" that I wished was available when I was first getting started.
If I can save you time, money and frustration, than my books and website will be worth it for all involved.
Thank you so much for your support.
And if you've made it this far, I'd love for you to say hi to me on my Facebook Page. I'm looking forward to meeting you!
Best wishes and many thanks,
Jena H. Casbon, MS CCC-SLP is a private practice consultant who helps SLPs, OTs and PTs start their own private practices. She is the author of two books: The Guide to Private Patients and The Guide to Creating a Web Presence For Your Private Practice and an online course, Grow Your Private Practice.