Meet Our Team at Infinity Kids
Strengths: Loyal, Well Mannered, Intimate
Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT), Infant Massage Instructor, Pediatric Massage Therapist, Beckman Oral Motor, CLASI Ayres Sensory Integration
Advanced Training: SOS Approach to Feeding, Beckman Oral Motor, CLASI Ayres Sensory Integration
I find joy in helping children and their families work together to increase daily functional living skills through play. My background in infant and pediatric massage allows me to facilitate more natural movements incorporating full body engagement during sessions to improve participation. I use a play- based approach to motivate children in reaching their goals and full potential. In my free time, I love spending time with my family, playing soccer, going to the beach with my dog, and watching movies.
Occupational Therapy Department Supervisor
Strengths: Responsible, Thoughtful, Dependable
Advanced Training: SOS Approach to Feeding, The Learn Play Thrive Approach to Autism
As someone whose brother attended occupational therapy throughout his life, I’ve been able to experience therapy through the lens of both the family and provider. This has given me a true appreciation for the importance of collaboration and trust between families and their therapist. I am dedicated to working together with families and their child to foster independence and participation in daily activities to the best of their ability. In my free time, I love to spend time with my family and friends hiking, baking cookies, and going to concerts.
Strengths: Compassionate, Fun-Loving, Motivated
Swallowing Assessment, Evaluation, and Intervention (SWC), Infant Massage Instructor
Advanced Training: Oral Myofunctional Therapy, SOS Approach to Feeding
I enjoy pediatric occupational therapy because we get to work on family driven goals, in a fun and playful manner to assist the development of children. Most of my experience has been in an acute rehabilitation hospital working with children as young as infancy to early adulthood. My favorite part of being an occupational therapist is seeing the excitement a child and their families have when they achieve a new skill. In my free time I love spending time at the beach, paddle boarding, and barbecuing with my family and friends.
Strengths: Caring, Intuitive, Compassionate
I am a passionate occupational therapist, who loves pediatric practice. I have supported children from infancy to early adulthood and their families in a variety of settings including community mental health, school, home, and outpatient clinics. I appreciate individualized care, and enjoy meeting my clients where they are in life to help them establish and meet their goals. Authentic connection with others is my favorite part about being a therapist. In my free time I enjoy being in nature, camping, yoga, meditation, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
Strengths: Nurturing, Loyal, Compassionate
Advanced Training: SOS Approach to Feeding
I am committed to providing children and their families with the tools to overcome challenges that might be standing in the way of their ability to meaningfully engage in their day to day lives. I believe that play is the secret ingredient to helping children work through difficult tasks, build important developmental skills, and develop confidence. In my free time, I love to travel and explore new places with my family and friends.
Strengths: Compassionate, Respectful, Dependable
Advanced Training: SOS Approach to Feeding
I became interested in the world of occupational therapy because I wanted to help others. Being a pediatric occupational therapist has a dream come true. Getting to know clients as a whole and helping them see and achieve their full potential is a gift. It is pleasure to get to know children and their families in order to work together to progress towards their goals and foster their independence. In my spare time, I like to dance, watch movies, and spend quality time with family.
Strengths: Creative Thinker, Compassionate, Motivated
Advanced Training: SOS Approach to Feeding, Zones of Regulation
I am passionate about helping children reach their full potential through the occupations they find most meaningful. I love empowering families through the provision of tools and resources to help their children reach their goals, achieve new skills, and help foster their overall well-being. I believe in discovering each child’s individual strengths and provide them with the “just-right” challenge to facilitate their independence and occupational performance. Through family-centered care, I strive to always consider each child and their family as collaborators and involving them in all aspects of care.
Strengths: Forgiving, Loyal, Sociable
Speciality Certifications: Board Certified in Pediatrics, DIR/Floortime Approach
CLASI Ayres Sensory Integration, Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT)
I am an occupational therapist with a diverse set of skills and deep knowledge in both pediatric and adult occupational therapy, with over 20 years of experience. I spent the first 15 years of my career working with adults in various settings with a focus in neurologic rehabilitation and orthopedics. Seven years and two children later, I transitioned into the world of pediatric occupational therapy. I believe in collaborating with parents to determine how to best support their child’s development. I love to play as much as the children I work with! My family and I are passionate about nature, traveling, and being active. I have been an indoor cycling instructor for over 10 years and truly enjoy being able to facilitate health and wellness for people of all ages.
Strengths: Patient, Motivated, Compassionate
Advanced Training: Beckman Oral Motor Evaluation and Intervention
Occupational Therapy has been a passion of mine first, and a career choice second. From watching my younger sister receive occupational therapy throughout her life, I have personally experienced the many benefits that this field can bring to children and their families and I strive to offer the same level of support that was given to my own family. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and son, taking our dog to the beach and visiting a local farmers market.
Strengths: Intuitive, Proactive, Nurturing
I am an occupational therapist with a passion for developing therapeutic recreation programs for children and their families, helping them thrive in the things they need or want to do while focusing on FUN-tion! My experiences in the Orange County disability services community as an administrator (for Infinity Kids!), programs manager, knowledge of community resources, and love for incorporating the entire family give me a unique clinical perspective. I unwind with my husband and two dogs, exploring new restaurants, watching rom-coms and playing board games with friends.