106: Staying Positive and Even Laugh as an SLP with Dani Newcombe

Staying Positive and Even Laugh as an SLP with Dani Newcombe




Do you ever struggle with imposter syndrome? 

Many SLPs, myself included, struggle with this feeling of not being good enough. That’s okay though! No one feels like they have it together all the time. It’s important that you self-reflect and remember those times when you knew you did an amazing job. This is the key to powering through those moments of doubt. 

Today’s guest on SLP Coffee Talk is Dani Newcombe, and she is such an inspiring SLP to talk to. She has had her fair share of imposter syndrome moments and self-doubt, but she is the master at finding the humor and moments of joy, no matter the circumstance.  

Dani Newcombe is a school and private practice SLP in Indiana. She graduated from Loma Linda University in 2018. She is currently on year 4 as an SLP. She owns her own practice, The Messy SLP, LLC,  and you can find her posting videos for comedic relief on Instagram.

She is currently working on her clinical doctorate with an estimated graduation date of August 2022. Outside of being an SLP, Dani is planning a wedding for April 2022, enjoys being active, and loves playing with her pup. 


In This Episode You’ll Discover:

  • The importance of staying connected with other SLPs
  • Tips for battling imposter syndrome
  • Perfectionism as clinicians 
  • What to do if you struggle with overwhelm or doubt as an SLP
  • Why it’s okay to not love your job 100% of the time
  • How to find the humor in it all 
  • Finding small moments to bring you joy in your day


Dani is such a joy to talk to. I love how she doesn’t shy away from talking about the hard stuff along with the easy and funny moments.

Being an SLP can be challenging at times, but finding those little moments of joy can make all of the difference in the world. 

If you would like to start finding those moments of joy and humor in your day as an SLP, I highly recommend you give Dani a follow on Instagram here. 


Staying Positive and Even Laugh as an SLP with Dani Newcombe


Joke of the Week:

Q: Where does a snowman keep his money? 

A: In a snowbank. 


Resources Mentioned: 

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