The I Need Travel Therapy podcast is a journey through the wide world of travel therapy, created to share the unique and incredible experiences that come with a travel therapy career. Each episode, host Daryan Van Dellen sits down with travel therapists from all disciplines—including SLPs, PTs, OTs, and other specialties. Join us as we discuss important travel therapy topics, traveler tips, location guides, and amazing stories from the road!
Starting Travel Therapy During COVID as a New Grad - Katelyn Byrne, MS, OTR/L
On this packed episode, we spoke with a travel OT about her experience starting travel therapy as a new grad during the COVID pandemic. Special guest, Katelyn Byrne, MS, OTR/L, told some incredible and exciting stories, detailing the journey to her first assignment, starting at a new facility during the height of COVID, road tripping through a snowstorm to South Dakota, and more.
Traveling in Washington, Thrifting, Working in Schools - Emma Panepucci MS, CCC-SLP
On this episode, we got to cover a bunch of different topics with an SLP currently traveling in her RV. Special guest, Emma Panepucci MS, CCC-SLP, brought us around the country to some of her favorite travel therapy destinations, discussed her blossoming thrifting business, shared her experiences working in schools, and more in a packed show!
Travel Therapy as a New Grad & Advice for Traveling with a Pet - Morgan Lauchnor, OTR/L
On this episode, we had a fun and informative conversation with a travel OT who has been accompanied on the road by her furry friend! Special guest, Morgan Lauchnor, OTR/L, looked back to the beginning of her travel career and brought us through her journey, sharing her experience traveling as a new grad in Ashland, Oregon, her decision to bring her puppy, Zoe, into her life, pet advice for other travelers to keep in mind, and more.
Financial Independence & Traveling as a Pair - Whitney Eakin, PT, DPT, ATC & Jared Casazza, PT, DPT
On this episode, we sat down with a travel therapy dynamic duo to talk about traveling as a pair and achieving financial independence. Special guests, Whitney Eakin, PT, DPT, ATC, and Jared Casazza, PT, DPT, brought us through their travel therapy journey from the start, sharing their insights into approaching assignments as a travel pair, budgeting goals for financial freedom, taking advantage of time off between assignments, and more.
Alaska Adventures & What to Know About Home Health - Dr. Borna Eric Habibi, PT, DPT
On this episode, we had an amazing conversation with a travel PT who is currently on assignment in Anchorage, Alaska. Our special guest, Dr. Borna Eric Habibi, PT, DPT, shared his travel therapy journey from his home state of Texas to the far reaches of the northwest United States—detailing the drastic lifestyle changes from a big city to a remote location, what life is like working in the home health setting, the positive impact of home health on therapists and patients, and more.
The Best Way to Explore National Parks While Traveling - Karlee Valley, DPT
On this episode, we took a tour of America’s national parks with one of our very own Med Travelers PTs! Special guest, Karlee Valley, DPT, brought us along on her journey to explore every single park—offering incredible insights into hiking and camping, her three favorite parks (so far), where she’s off to next, and more.
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This is such a great resource for anyone who is contemplating travel therapy. Who better to get answers from than real travel therapists?!
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This podcast provides an awesome insight into the world of travel therapy, which can be a tricky world to navigate. Experienced (and new) people in the field share their stories and provide super helpful tips and suggestions for those therapists considering going the travel route or who are already in it and looking for someone to share with!