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Hi, I'm Kym Tolson, and I'm the traveling therapist. It's my passion to teach therapists how to navigate online private practices and multiple income streams so they can travel the world. I'm a digital nomad. With a virtual insurance based private therapy practice and a multi six figure coaching business. I'm obsessed with entrepreneurship and developing tools that can help therapists live an adventurous lifestyle. In this podcast, I will discuss my journey as a digital nomad. I'll chat with other traveling therapists and help you navigate the complexities of running an online insurance based practice. I'm so glad to have you with me on this journey.

The Traveling Therapist Podcast Kym Tolson

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Hi, I'm Kym Tolson, and I'm the traveling therapist. It's my passion to teach therapists how to navigate online private practices and multiple income streams so they can travel the world. I'm a digital nomad. With a virtual insurance based private therapy practice and a multi six figure coaching business. I'm obsessed with entrepreneurship and developing tools that can help therapists live an adventurous lifestyle. In this podcast, I will discuss my journey as a digital nomad. I'll chat with other traveling therapists and help you navigate the complexities of running an online insurance based practice. I'm so glad to have you with me on this journey.

    32. I Converted A 2002 Thomas School Bus Into My Traveling Home Office with Andrea Shipley

    32. I Converted A 2002 Thomas School Bus Into My Traveling Home Office with Andrea Shipley

    In today’s episode, we have Andrea Shipley. She is an LPC and a nomadic therapist who built her own private counseling practice, sold her house, and converted a 2002 Thomas school bus into her traveling home office. She’s been exploring and working from the road since 2019 and doesn’t have plans to settle down any time soon. Andrea also created a small group coaching program where she helps people imagine, design, strategize, and build the lifestyles of their dreams … while enjoying the ride.  Listen to this episode as she shares her journey and her program called “Lifestyle Design” 
     
    “So like, relative to any other life I've ever lived, I feel pretty good in this one, I feel more free in this lifestyle, I feel more in control of my life than I have when I've worked for other people. And I'm getting the variety and the experiences that are really important to me. It’s not perfect, but it's really working pretty well.”
     
    Andrea shares her journey to where she is right now How did Andrea go from being just your typical therapist to a traveling therapist? The freedom to be stable and still somewhere or move around a lot  
    LINKS:
    Free webinar – 5 Shifts to Designing a Life you Love: https://design.aliveexplorations.com/Qfm144
    Wellness Center website: www.aliveexplorations.com
    Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/aliveexplorations
    Facebook Group – Come Alive: Lifestyle Design: https://www.facebook.com/groups/alivelifeedesign
    Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/aliveexplorations/
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtUatSy2l45yKK_WPT8WR6w
     
    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 trainings to teach you the ins and outs of being a traveling therapist.
    Click to learn more. 
    https://course.thetravelingtherapist.com/sp

     
    Connect with me:
    Instagram: TheTravelingTherapist_Kym
     Signup to learn more about the life as Traveling Therapist: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l2v7c3
     The Traveling Therapist Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/onlineandtraveling/
     Bill Like A Boss Insurance Billing Community: https://privatepracticeinsurancebilling.com/
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    • 37 min
    31. A Journey Through Japan with Sheryl Smith

    31. A Journey Through Japan with Sheryl Smith

    Join us for this episode as Sheryl Smith takes us on a journey through Japan and Asia. 
    Sheryl traveled to Okinawa to the University of Okinawa where she was a cross cultural psychology assistant of Psychologist Dr Kevin Flanagan. 
    She flew to Tokyo and ran support groups at The International Publications Education and Communication (IPEC) for East/west relations. She traveled to Kyoto, Osaka, Shikoku, and Hokkaido eventually traveling to China and The Philippines. In this episode she discusses her journey in Japan and what the culture and experience taught her. Her rich experience informs her as the therapist she is today. 
    Sheryl is in the process of building her coaching and mediation practice. Her website is under construction. She can be reached at sherylsmith2016@u.northwestern.edu
     
    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 trainings to teach you the ins and outs of being a traveling therapist.
    Click to learn more. 
    https://course.thetravelingtherapist.com/sp

     
    Connect with me:
    Instagram: TheTravelingTherapist_Kym
     Signup to learn more about the life as Traveling Therapist: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l2v7c3
     The Traveling Therapist Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/onlineandtraveling/
     Bill Like A Boss Insurance Billing Community: https://privatepracticeinsurancebilling.com/
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    • 31 min
    30. Stranded in a Lightning Storm to Online Zumba - Digital Nomad Life - Month 5

    30. Stranded in a Lightning Storm to Online Zumba - Digital Nomad Life - Month 5

    This month started in Fort Lauderdale and ended in Asheville, NC. 
     
    This episode covers a lot of ground! 
    An update about Inspirato the luxury travel club I joined.  Some ways I’ve incorporated exercise into my travel.  The ups and downs of launching the Experts’ Guide to Becoming a Traveling Therapist course and new income streams I’m launching over the next few months.  I share about my stay in Asheville and plans for the rest of the summer.   
    I hope you’re loving the podcast! Please subscribe and rate the podcast if you’re enjoying the content. 



    Links discussed in this episode: 
     
    Free Multistate Training Webinar - https://www.subscribepage.com/multistatepractice
    Incident to Billing Webinar - https://kymtolson.kartra.com/page/billing
    Waitlist for Secondary Billing Masterclass - https://andnb.krtra.com/t/t98cBU4VDJlF
    Bill Like A Boss Billing Membership - privatepracticeinsurancebilling.com
    My Tik Tok: 
    https://www.tiktok.com/@thetravelingtherapist?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc



    Thank you to our sponsor:
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    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 trainings to teach you the ins and outs of being a traveling therapist.
    Click to learn more. 
    https://course.thetravelingtherapist.com/sp

     
    Connect with me:
    Instagram: TheTravelingTherapist_Kym
     Signup to learn more about the life as Traveling Therapist: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l2v7c3
     The Traveling Therapist Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/onlineandtraveling/
     Bill Like A Boss Insurance Billing Community: https://privatepracticeinsurancebilling.com/
    Subscribe to the Podcast
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    • 33 min
    29. How I Incorporate Travel Into My Thriving Entrepreneurial Lifestyle with Patrick Casale

    29. How I Incorporate Travel Into My Thriving Entrepreneurial Lifestyle with Patrick Casale

    I met with Patrick Casale who discusses his journey from community mental health to thriving entrepreneur. He talks about how he made the transition, what he's been up to since, and some of the challenges he's faced along the way.
     
    It was really interesting to hear about Patrick's journey and get some insights into the entrepreneurial mindset. He's definitely someone who is thinking outside the box and taking some risks - something that I admire.
     
    If you're thinking about making a similar transition, or are just curious to hear about entrepreneurship, then this episode is for you!



    “I’ve worked in the helping profession since 2008, and, like many therapists, I started my career in a community mental health job where instead of feeling fulfilled, I felt overworked, burnt out, taken for granted, and underappreciated.
     
    I knew I wanted out but feared the uncertainty of private practice, because, at the time, I had no f*****g clue how to start a business. After all, most people who go into the helping profession don’t have a lot of business training, if any at all.
     
    After a lot of work, some struggles, and trial-and-error, I successfully launched my private practice. Then a couple of years after that, I launched a thriving group practice.
     
    I am truly passionate about empowering therapists to take the steps they need to create more successful lives and careers while working flexible hours, taking more vacations, and using their precious clinical skills effectively.
     
    When it comes to being a successful private practice and small business owner, I’ve already been there and done that, so now I help other therapists all over the United States save time, skip the guesswork, and start seeing clients sooner with their own private practices.”
     
    - Patrick Casale
     
    Connect with Patrick: 
    Website: https://www.allthingspractice.com/site/about
    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/privatepracticebuilding
     
    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 trainings to teach you the ins and outs of being a traveling therapist.
    Click to learn more. 
    https://course.thetravelingtherapist.com/sp

     
    Connect with me:
    Instagram: TheTravelingTherapist_Kym
     Signup to learn more about the life as Traveling Therapist: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l2v7c3
     The Traveling Therapist Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/onlineandtraveling/
     Bill Like A Boss Insurance Billing Community: https://privatepracticeinsurancebilling.com/
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    • 27 min
    28. All things Traveling Therapist Florida Style with Chelsea Sandburg

    28. All things Traveling Therapist Florida Style with Chelsea Sandburg

    For today’s episode, we have Chelsea Sanburg who is a licensed mental health counselor. Together with her husband, they have accomplished what they set out to do after years of consciously creating a life that allows for a healthy work/life balance. Even though getting there wasn't always simple, it was worthwhile and along the way, they discovered that travel is a mindset and that it can be purposefully created wherever you are. And with that, today, she will share her journey and her traveling lifestyle. 
     
    Traveling and work are two of Chelsea’s core values. She knew that she had to be creative and intentional in building a life that would include both, so she set out to do just that.She and her husband have spent years being intentional in the careers they’ve accepted and where they've lived in order to maximize travel experiences. They moved from Iowa to Florida (with some time in North Carolina and South Dakota in between) and currently spend every weekend traveling. Right now, they spend the majority of their time exploring the state of Florida because there are endless experiences there (and because they never tire of beaches!) but as traveling continues to get easier with covid, they’ve started expanding their travels again.
     
    “Even if you can afford to travel, but you have a crappy mindset, you're gonna shut down when things go wrong, and things will go wrong, they will go wrong every time.”
     
    Chelsea shares her story and her lifestyle  Allow time to be and for things to unfold The importance of having an open mindset  
    Connect with Chelsea:
    Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/suitelifesanburg/
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thingstodoinflorida
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbA52pQnU6YO9v--KotEGWg
     
    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 trainings to teach you the ins and outs of being a traveling therapist.
    Click to learn more. 
    https://course.thetravelingtherapist.com/sp

     
    Connect with me:
    Instagram: TheTravelingTherapist_Kym
     Signup to learn more about the life as Traveling Therapist: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l2v7c3
     The Traveling Therapist Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/onlineandtraveling/
     Bill Like A Boss Insurance Billing Community: https://privatepracticeinsurancebilling.com/
    Subscribe to the Podcast
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    • 44 min
    27. Therapy On The Road: The Traveling Therapist Van Life Edition with Steven Mollura

    27. Therapy On The Road: The Traveling Therapist Van Life Edition with Steven Mollura

    On this episode of The Traveling Therapist, I met with Steven Mollura. Steven travels in his built-out travel van “Eloise”. Steven and I discuss van life and tips on how to navigate no plumbing, wifi and generally living out of a van. He shares about loneliness on the road and how to plan the perfect amount of downtime when traveling. 
     
    Steven is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in sexual health, fear and self-sabotage, and empowerment. He offers honest and open therapeutic support to help clients face the fears holding them back from the lives they want. He loves helping clients heal the shame, hurt, and anxiety around past trauma, unhealthy relationships, and toxic upbringings. Therapy with Steven involves deep collaboration to gain insight into personality, gain courage, work towards beneficial behavior changes, and reach goals.
     
    Steven has worked in a variety of settings with a wide array of populations including psychiatric hospitals, substance treatment, palliative care, and private practice. He is a US Army Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also specializes in working with pissed-off men who can run towards gunfire but can’t tell their dad they love him. He is licensed in Pennsylvania and Florida and is offering telehealth counseling sessions only at this time. For more information check out Steven’s website at www.prosperitycc.com
     
    Steven has a personal interest or specialization in: 
    Fear and Self-Sabotage Personal Empowerment Sex Therapy Assertiveness Training Financial Counseling Men’s issues Veterans and Servicemembers  
    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 trainings to teach you the ins and outs of being a traveling therapist.
    Click to learn more. 
    https://course.thetravelingtherapist.com/sp

     
    Connect with me:
    Instagram: TheTravelingTherapist_Kym
     Signup to learn more about the life as Traveling Therapist: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l2v7c3
     The Traveling Therapist Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/onlineandtraveling/
     Bill Like A Boss Insurance Billing Community: https://privatepracticeinsurancebilling.com/
    Subscribe to the Podcast
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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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MamaResilience ,

Episode 17

I really appreciated episode 17! So much great information. Keep up the great work!

Ripped Off By This ,

Such an inspiration

Kym is living the dream,REALLY, the dream all therapists have; to do meaningful work, earn a great income, help and inspire others WHILE traveling the world.
Her podcast tells the rest of us how to do the same, using practical real life steps and systems -this is not a pipe dream.
Listen and not only be inspired, but learn the HOW TO's.

Jessica LPC ,

Loving this!

This podcast is great information for any therapist who wants to travel more. Practical information and support whether you want to be a digital nomad or just travel more!

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