26. Typical Therapist to Traveling Therapist: Ruthie's Journey To Portugal; Tips, Tricks, and Recommendations!

26. Typical Therapist to Traveling Therapist: Ruthie's Journey To Portugal; Tips, Tricks, and Recommendations!

Join us for this episode with Ruthie Kalai. Ruthie recently traveled to Portugal for a month where she continued to see clients and the country as part of a unique digital nomad travel club. In this episode, Ruthie shares her tips, tricks, and experience with being A Traveling Therapist. 

She has been a therapist for over 20 years but was always stuck working in schools. It wasn't until she started her remote private practice, that she realized she could travel AND work at the same time. The idea came to her after looking for a way to visit her mom every 6 weeks in Florida to help take care of her during her cognitive decline. That's when she was introduced to teletherapy and soon opened my own private teletherapy practice. 

Several years later, she is loving being able to combine her love for travel with her love for her career. She typically travels solo but never really alone because she meets so many people along the way. Her favorite solo trip was in 2016 when she flew off to Southeast Asia for a 6-month adventure. She call it her "Eat, Pray, Love" experience because it was truly that. She recently was able to spend a month in Portugal while seeing clients full-time. It was her first experiment to see if she could work and travel simultaneously and she's thrilled to say it was a total success. It's shown her that she can continue to travel and work at the same time. Her only struggle is navigating time zones when scheduling sessions. That and the occasional wonky Wi-Fi. Up next on her travel itinerary is Boulder, Israel, Venice, and Prague. But she is the kind of person who will most likely say yes if someone invites her to join them so this list might expand as the weeks go by. 

She's really excited to share her experiences with you and hopefully show you that traveling therapists do exist! Check out her website, www.ruthiekalai.com.

Big News!! 

The Expert’s Guide To Becoming A Traveling Therapist is available for purchase! This is a comprehensive course of curated experts showing you how to travel the world, fund your traveling obsession, and still see your clients. Learn from therapists that are already making this lifestyle a reality. This course consists of carefully chosen Traveling Therapist Experts in our field. All of the contributors have created amazing training to teach you the ins and outs of being a traveling therapist. https://course.thetravelingtherapist.com/sp

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