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Occupational Therapy.


Show off your sparkle.

We sparkle when we’re actively growing, thriving, learning and engaging in activities that matter most to us.

Sometimes life events can dull our sparkle - trauma, injury/illness, struggling to learn a new skill.

Everyone deserves the chance to sparkle! We’re here to help you show off your sparkle!

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About Me

I have been an Occupational Therapist for 7 years working with children and adults across a variety of settings. I am also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida and enjoy sharing my passion for this profession with students. And I love living in Gainesville!

I enjoy working with my clients collaboratively to help them meet their goals. The client, their loved ones and I all form a team working towards the same goal - helping the client achieve their goals!

I specialize in life-skills training, executive functioning/cognition, feeding therapy, community re-integration, psycho-social functioning, and the emotional regulation/developmental/sensory impairments associated with the experience of trauma.

For me, this more than a profession. I have personally walked the same path many of clients face. I am an adoptive Mommy. I am the parent of a child who has overcome severe feeding aversion. I’ve struggled with my own chronic health conditions. But, I firmly believe we all deserve the chance to sparkle our very brightest.

It would be my honor to help you show off your sparkle!

 

Services

Pediatric Occupational Therapy

We offer individual treatment sessions focusing on improving the fine motor, sensory processing, emotional health, executive functioning, social skills and daily living skills necessary for kids to be their very best! Treatment is available for children preschool age through age 18. *Infants/toddlers are accepted on a case-by-case basis - please schedule a free consultation to determine if our clinic is the right fit!

Trauma Informed Occupational Therapy

Experiencing trauma, early in life or in adulthood, can significantly impact a person’s ability to function in their daily lives. We offer individual treatment plans designed to address the developmental, emotional, sensory and cognitive effects of trauma. We value the safety, security and trust necessary to address trauma.

Adult Occupational Therapy

Adults may face difficulty adjusting to injury or illness, finding themselves less engaged in the activities that matter most to them. We can help restore function (such as getting stronger), identify compensatory strategies (thinking of new ways to complete a task), find ways to modify the task (using new tools or a different set-up) to make the task easier, or prevent loss of function (find ways to maintain your current abilities).

Occupational Therapy Groups

Some concerns can be better addressed in groups! Groups provide social support, encouragement, positive peer modeling, and fun! We will be launching groups on the following topics soon!

  • Snack Pack Group (Feeding Therapy)

  • Writer’s Club (Handwriting Group)

  • Hands Up! (Fine Motor Group)

Feeding Therapy

If your child is struggling to eat enough food, lacks a sufficient variety of food choices, or is currently unable to tolerate oral intake - we’re here to help.

Combining behavioral health therapies and occupational therapy, we provide an integrated treatment team to address the sensory, motor and behavioral challenges associated with Pediatric Feeding Disorders. Our supportive team is also here to address the needs of the entire family through this process.

*Please note that at this time we are unable to see newborns with feeding concerns.

Consulting Services

Would you like to learn more about trauma-informed care? Want to host a workshop to help your team-members learn to spot the signs of trauma? Would you like to offer our services at your private school or daycare? We’d love to help!

 
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Frequently Asked Questions

Curious about what we do? Have more questions? Check out our FAQ.

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