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Optimal Kids does not provide "cookie cutter" therapy. We make sure to address your family's unique needs to help you go from a place of uncertainty to hope- using amazing technology along the way! Let's help your child become the calm, confident and creative person you know they  truly are!

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Optimal Kids Founder

Does your child or teen struggle with anxiety and being able to apply coping skills they've learned? Do you feel like your child's progress is "stuck" despite all you've tried? Are challenges with home, school and daily functioning making everyday tasks hard for your child (and you!)? It is my mission to help families and children succeed and thrive- and I measure my success by the people I help!

I am a pediatric occupational therapist with a specialty in working with youth and teens with neurodiverse conditions, including Tourette Syndrome, ADHD, and ASD. I combine occupational therapy with neurofeedback for the very best results- helping children actually change their brains to become more flexible thinkers, resilient in the face of stress and anxiety, and able to handle the challenges of daily life more easily. For my clients with Tourette Syndrome, they will have the benefit of being able to manage tics and life while learning how to better advocate for what they need. 

My why is simple. I love what I do, and helping families accomplish more than they believed possible is the reason I continue to learn, love, and strive for excellence. I prioritize connection and trust with your family, and want you to know you can depend on me to do everything I can to help you and your child accomplish the goals that mean the most to you. 

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