I completed my Bachelor of Science with a double major in Biology and Psychology at Mount Allison University. Pursuing my interest in healthcare and my need for creativity, I was drawn to Occupational Therapy. I completed my Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy at Dalhousie University.
Upon graduation, I returned to my hometown of Moncton, New Brunswick and gained work experience in a variety of practice areas. I provided services to clients in hospital as well as in the community. Most recently, I served a paediatric population ages 0-5, but my work experience extends to community mental health, orthopedics, palliative care, neuro-rehabilitation, school-based and geriatric assessment.
I moved to Petawawa in the fall of 2017 with my now fiance. Upon my arrival in the Valley, I found there was a need for paediatric Occupational Therapy, which was not being met. With this realization, I decided to take the leap and realize my long time goal of owning my own paediatric business.
My drive for continuing education has led me to pursue many courses in a variety of areas, including sensory conferences, fine motor courses, the ABC Boom handwriting program, kinesiotaping and child development.
I am in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario, the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy and the New Brunswick Association of Occupational Therapy.
As a child and teenager, I spent many hours training in an intensive dance program. Movement remains a powerful influence in my life, and in my occupational therapy practice, and I continue to enjoy spending my time in a dance or yoga studio. I also crave outdoor adventures of all kinds – especially camping, hiking and SCUBA diving.
At adaptABLE Occupational Therapy, I strive to help children develop the skills they need to succeed at home and at school. Sessions are play-based and a client-centered approach is used to tailor each treatment session for the specific needs of the child.
I see many children for a variety of reasons and I strongly believe in finding the root of the problem rather than just a band-aid solution. I consider what may be occurring on a neurological level and suggest ways to re-organize the nervous system. This can result in improved regulation, motor skills (gross and fine motor), language skills and social skills, to name a few.
Occupational Therapists (OTs) work with all ages for all kinds of reasons. In general, we assist our clients in achieving their functional goals by overcoming physical, mental or cognitive issues. This can be done through remediation, adaptation or compensation.
Pediatric Occupational Therapists help children develop the skills the need to grow into functional, independent adults.
Kids with these medical conditions might benefit from OT:
Birth defects/traumatic birth history
Sensory processing disorder
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Number of Veteran Employees:
0 (I’m a military spouse)