I am a licensed and registered Occupational Therapist (OT) practicing in the city of Toronto, GTA, Newmarket, Innisfil, and Barrie. I offer occupational therapy functional assessments, attendant care assessment, treatment and ongoing consultation. I studied child, youth, family and human development at the University of Guelph for my Bachelors of Applied Science degree (B.A.Sc). Then I completed my studies at Queen’s University in the Occupational Therapy Masters program (M.Sc).
I started my career treating children with Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders in a public/private school for two years. Then a brand new position opened to start the first Occupational Therapy program in a community setting for a non-profit organization. So, I moved onto the public sector working exclusively with moderate to severe head injury clients. I developed the rehab structure for occupational therapy treatment in 24 hour care residential setting, community outreach teams, day programs, supportive employment programs and clinical group therapy. During this period, I supported clients through difficulties by integrating Mindful Meditation into my occupational therapy practice. This eventually lead to the development of Mindful Biofeedback and Mindful Art into formal treatment sessions.
The clinical area of practice that I am most passionate about is Mindful Biofeedback, Mindful Meditation, and Mindful Art therapeutic treatments. I am a certified HeartMath Practitioner to provide biofeedback treatment for stress, anxiety and pain management. The growth and change that can happen for clients who accepts these treatment modalities is remarkable.
I currently hold appointment status at the University of Toronto, Occupational Therapy Department. I am a member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT), Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists (OSOT) and the Arts Health Network of Canada. I regularly supervise occupational therapy students, rehabilitation students, occupational therapist assistant students and volunteers from the University of Toronto, York/Seneca, and TriOS College program and provide mentoring to current occupational therapy students.