Beth received her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Illinois-Chicago in 2004. She has experience working in various settings including home-based early intervention, tele-therapy, school systems, outpatient clinics and as part of a diagnostic team for a center for autism. She is certified in the Handwriting Without Tears® program, M.O.V.E® program, and Therapeutic Listening®. She has completed advanced continuing education in MORE, Floortime/DIR, Kinesiotaping, The Ready Approach for Self Regulation®, The Alert Program®, TEACCH®, TalkTools, neurodevelopmental techniques, and assistive technology. She has been a presenter at state conferences, parent workshops, universities, day cares and school programs.
Beth also serves as our Clinical Director.
In her spare time, Beth enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and four children.
Maxi has a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from James Madison University. She has experience working in both the home and clinical setting, and is fluent in Spanish, allowing her to expand her therapy services to include Spanish speaking families. Maxi has experience working with children who have diagnoses such as: autism spectrum disorder, down syndrome, sensory processing disorder, and developmental delays. She has attended the M.O.R.E course, which targets integrating the mouth with sensory and postural functions. She has provided seminars for parents, colleagues, and other health professionals regarding feeding and food aversions in children, specifically following the ‘Just Take a Bite’ protocol as used in her treatment sessions with children ages 1-16. Additionally, she is certified in Therapeutic Listening ®. Maxi also serves as our Lead Therapist for our Stafford location. In her spare time, Maxi enjoys playing games, reading, yoga, and traveling with her friends and family.
Allie received her Bachelor’s of Science degree from James Madison University in 2016 and her Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy degree from Shenandoah University in 2020. She has worked as a therapy aide and behavior technician in the Applied Behavioral Analysis field. Allie has experience in both the virtual, home, and outpatient settings, and she has experience working with children with autism, down syndrome, sensory processing disorders, developmental delays, motor delays, hydrocephalus, failure to thrive diagnoses, and feeding deficits. Allie loves to incorporate play and routines-based activities into treatment sessions to keep it fun, client-centered, and meaningful to the child. In her free time, Allie likes to spend time with her family, fiancé, and golden retriever puppy!
Kaitlyn received her Bachelor of Science from Virginia Tech in 2020 and her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2023. Kaitlyn has experience working with children with autism, sensory processing disorders, developmental delays, cerebral palsy, and neurological disorders. Kaitlyn loves incorporating play and arts and crafts into sessions to keep them fun and meaningful to the child. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family and exploring new cities with her fiancé!
Denise went to the University of Missouri and earned her degree in Occupational Therapy in 1990.
She has worked in early childhood special education, early intervention, and in sensory integration clinics.
Denise enjoys the personal use of self and rapport building to create challenging therapeutic activities while working with children. Denise's passion as an occupational therapist is to learn the uniqueness of every child and family and facilitate meaningful change in their lives. Her training and knowledge base include the following: Therapeutic Listening, Autism, Handwriting Without Tears, Reflex Integration, the DIR Floor time Model, Astronaut Training, the Zones of Regulation, Social Thinking, and use of sensory integration techniques.
Christina Kovach attended the Occupational Therapy Assistant program in her Hometown of Dayton, OH at Sinclair Community College receiving an Associate Degree of Applied Science in June of 2006. She relocated to Virginia in 2008 with her husband to pursue his career as a firefighter in Washington, DC. Crissy has worked in a variety of settings including skilled nursing facilities and assisted living centers for 10 years. Her most recent experience was with a pediatric outpatient clinic since 2015. This provided experience with Autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and sensory processing disorder. She also gained experience with sensory integration techniques, Astronaut training program, handwriting clinics with a certificate in Handwriting without Tears. She attended many feeding therapy education courses with talk tools to gain knowledge with sensory feeding difficulties, strategies for picky eaters, pediatric feeding disorders and oral placement therapy, as well as basic knowledge with kinesiotaping and Vision therapy techniques. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children – 9-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son. They frequently travel to Lake Anna and enjoy boating and water sports.
Kathleen attended an Occupational Therapy Assistant program in my hometown area of Philadelphia, PA at Harcum College where I received my Associates Degree of Applied Science in 2017. She has experience working in both the virtual and pediatric outpatient clinic settings. She has also worked with children with various diagnoses such as Autism, Down Syndrome, developmental delays, sensory processing disorders, Cerebral Palsy and ADHD. As an Occupational Therapy Assistant, Kathleen loves having the opportunity to help children grow and connect to their environments while having fun doing so. In her free time, She enjoys spending time with my husband and young daughter, hanging out with friends, and exploring new areas.
Sharene received her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from University of Washington. She has worked in a school district with children in grades preschool through high school. She also worked at a Level 1 trauma center with teens and adults in outpatient and inpatient rehab, as well as at skilled nursing facilities. She loves having the opportunity to work with children and their families as an occupational therapist. She loves spending time with her husband and children, watching her children's sporting and music events, playing the piano and spending time exploring the DMV.
Katie received her Bachelor’s of Science degree from James Madison University in 2016 and her Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy degree from Shenandoah University in 2020. She has experience working in both the virtual and outpatient clinic settings. Katie has worked with a variety of individuals with developmental delays, chromosomal differences, autism, down syndrome, ADHD, feeding deficits and self-regulation difficulties. Katie loves coming up with fun and creative activities to keep sessions enjoyable and exciting, especially arts and crafts! In her free time she loves being outdoors, exercising, and spending time with friends and family.
Haley is a new graduate of Northern Virginia’s Community College’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. Prior to studying occupational therapy, Haley enjoyed a career as a dog groomer.
Haley has previously worked with clients with CP, ASD, OCD, ODD, and ADHD. Haley has helped clients to develop fine and gross motor skills, visual perceptual and visual motor skills, coping skills, stress management skills, as well as skills related to activities of daily living, executive function, and socialization.
Haley and her partner are newly certified foster parents, and look forward to welcoming a child into their home. In her spare time, Haley enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her family.