A veteran occupational therapist, Elysa has over 20 years of experience working with children and adults from early intervention to acute care and rehabilitation. Elysa earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1987 at University of Maryland and her Masters in Occupational Therapy at New York University in 1991.
Elysa believes that the greatest gift you can give a child is to meet them where they are and help them grow and develop their skills through fun, interactive play, and socialization. She enjoys pinpointing the unique strengths, interests and needs of each child, creating an individualized plan, and working as a team with parents and professionals to best support a child’s needs and explode their potential.
In her free time, Elysa enjoys exploring the outdoors, walking her dogs, family gatherings and gardening. She loves to incorporate exercise, cooking and gardening into her treatment to bridge the gap between adaptive skills and functional life skills.