My name is Dr. Givona Sandiford
, and in 2021 I opened my SLP practice Melospeech, Inc...
And in a matter of months, I was literally ready to throw in the towel.
I was a team of one, working ridiculous hours, and lamenting how little time I was able to spend with my toddler son, yet only making a few hundred dollars a month in my business.
My hopes were raised when I discovered that the state of California had lucrative contracts for speech-language pathologists and that I could actually become a vendor and never have to worry about struggling to find clients every month!
But this led to endless frustration battling for months with the application process, going back and forth with the state making one revision after another, waiting for responses, calling and emailing individuals who always took their sweet time in getting back to me (if at all), and doubting that I was ever going to get approved.
And as I joined several social media groups of California-based SLPs, I saw that I was not the only one with this frustration...