We had the good fortune of connecting with Ty Jones and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ty, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
From the time I began practicing as a Speech Language Pathologist, I have always dreamed of starting my own practice and one day being a keynote speaker at American Speech-Language-Hearing-Association (ASHA). To date, I am proud to say I have accomplished one of those goals.
With nearly 10 years experience being a Speech Language Pathologist, I have worked in pediatric clinics, long term care facilities and in the public school setting. All of which have been fulfilling, however each of these settings have restrictions. Namely the public school system being inundated with paperwork and meetings. I strongly believe the children are not always the center of focus.
I started Mirror Me Therapy with children in mind. It is my goal to always provide quality therapy without the interruption of meetings and tons of paper work. Our mission is to provide a whole child and family centered approach to therapy. We provide a wealth of education and resources to parents that help children thrive.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
While there are plenty of private therapist across Houston, I’d like to believe we are special in our own right. What sets Mirror Me Therapy apart from others, is the personal connection we make with our families. Parent education and the why behind our therapy practices is vital. Engaging everyone from parents to siblings and even grandparents at times. Creating a fun play based environment allows the child to learn, grow and feel safe.
I am most proud that Mirror Me Therapy reaches a diverse clientele. Treating patients of all abilities. Many define our children with disabilities but I say they have different abilities. All are capable!
It has not been easy building a private practice. I have waited nearly a decade to take this step. In order to remain successful it has been important for me to network and build relationships with like minded therapist. Remaining up to date with continued education courses, reading entrepreneurial books, and researching are among a few things I do to stay ahead of the curve.
The most important lesson I have learned along the way is if you never start you will never finish. Never allow fear stop you from taking the first step.
I chose Mirror Me Therapy as the name of my private practice because I always want to be a reflection of integrity, strong ethics, empathy and love.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I am a major foodie and Houston is the place to be for good food. I enjoy a good happy hour at Willie G’s Seafood. An outdoor brunch on Sunday’s at Piggy’s is always fun. It is too hard to choose favorite places as I try where ever tiktok or IG leads me to. For drinks, Anvil Bar of Refuge and Better Luck Tomorrow. On Fridays, you can catch me at Beer Market playing music bingo and eating a steak.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My first shoutout has be to my mother Mary Jones who has always been influential and my greatest support. As a child, education and a great work ethic were priority. She sacrificed so much for me to succeed at my ambitions and I owe this success to her.
Dr. Carlotta Kimble, one of my professors in graduate school at The University of Central Missouri, may not know it but I see her as a mentor. I attribute much of my knowledge and clinical skills to her. We still keep in touch today and she is always open to questions and helps me along my professional journey.
Most importantly, I shoutout my clients. They trust my expertise and put in the work I give them even when there are challenges. Therapy is not an overnight process… it’s a journey! And I thank everyone for traveling that journey with me.