"Leaping into private practice is a terrible idea."
Jena, aren't you a private practice consultant who sells books and courses and stuff? Don't you WANT people to start private practices?
Yes, I do.
To me, "leaping" into anything - private practice included - sounds risky and impulsive
Many clinicians are excited about the possibility of treating private clients. They are interested in having more flexibility, making their own decisions, earning a higher hourly rate and working more closely with clients and family members.
Jena H. Casbon, MS CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist and private practice consultant. She started her own speech therapy private practice in 2006. She is the founder of The Independent Clinician and author of The Guide to Private Patients and The Guide to Creating a Web Presence for Your Private Practice. Since 2008, she has helped thousands of clinicians get the flexibility, income and freedom they desire from starting their own private speech therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy practices.