The following is a guest post written by Tasha Rowell, M.S. CCC-SLP a speech-language pathologist and private practitioner from Saraland, AL.
Burn Out Started to Set In
As a coach’s wife and a mom of 3 kids under the age of 6, I was exhausted, burnt out, and tired of missing so many memories with my kids.
Coming out of graduate school, I knew I didn’t want to be a school therapist, at least, not until I had children.
Seven school years later, I sat in my very small speech room, applied for a local children’s hospital job, and prayed for the future. I was offered the position, my (then) dream position. I loved everything about that job except how demanding it was.
Through all of this, that little dream of owning my own place never left me...
So I Prayed For a Better Future
My love for speech therapy was fading. My dream was to own my own practice by the age of 35; the rate I was going, it was going to be more like 55!
A great friend and I had, what seemed like monthly, talks of co-owning a place in our small community. The need was there; however, the faith to leap was wavering. Situations arose at the hospital allowing me to think and pray harder about my future. Many prayers, many conversations with my husband, and many long nights lying awake brought me to realize, it could be done.
Anchor Therapy Services was started by Tasha Rowell, M.S. CCC-SLP a speech-language pathologist and private practitioner in Saraland, AL.
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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.