InteGrative Kids and Adults
I am a licensed occupational therapist and massage therapist specializing in pediatrics as well as John F. Barnes Myofascial Release and CranioSacral Fascial Therapy. I am an Expert Level Myofascial Therapist under John Barnes and have practiced Craniosacral Fascial Therapy under his colleague Dr. Barry Gillespie since 2000. I have not only been directly trained by these mentors but have worked along side them with clients in their clinic. I have also been honored to help teach this work to other students, serving as an assistant for Gillepsie's adult class as well as the infant classes. In addition, i have trained in Therapeutic Touch with Dr. Peggy Fuhs and also serve as an assistant teacher with her. I have been so fortunate to know and use this powerful work for over 15 years with amazing results!
I have worked with children as an occupational therapist since 2004. I completed two internships at The Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, including time in the NICU as well as inpatient and outpatient rehab. I am very passionate about combining my skills in OT with fascial work to maximize function for all children.
I began my schooling as a pharmacy major and realized that I wanted to help people on a deeper level. While I realize a need for the medical model of healthcare, I am a firm believer in holistic care for chronic issues that can be relieved when the body is aligned and not restricted by fascia.
Through my own journey towards well-being, I have learned much about pain, dysfunction, and true healing and am excited to share this knowledge and the insights I have gained in order to make the path easier for others!