Karen B. Willick, MS OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

karenw@potsot.com

Ever since Karen (KB is her lifelong nickname) was 13 years old, she has loved working with children.  Whether it was babysitting, tutoring, lifeguarding or working as a camp counselor, she has enjoyed the enthusiasm and zest for life children exude.  KB has learned as much from all her young friends as they have from her.   KB loves to be silly and laugh and play, which is a good thing, because, so do children! 

 

KB graduated from Muhlenberg College on 1990 with a BA double degree in Psychology and English, cum laude.  After working with mentally ill adults for a few years, she went on to get a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Columbia University in 1995.  In the last 26 years, she has worked in a variety of settings, including Pediatric Rehabilitation Hospitals, Early Intervention, Adult Rehabilitative OutPatient Clinics, schools, private home settings and private Pediatric Clinics. 

 

One of her particular areas of expertise is working with verbal and non-verbal children with autism to prepare them for a successful school experience.  Ongoing communication with parents has been a key aspect for the children’s success.  

 

Fun fact about KB:  she worked for POTS from 1998-2000, learning an immense amount from Dr. Warburg, which she still incorporates into her practice today.  It is a testament to the practice that she returned after many years. KB, is thrilled to work in an environment where the focus is using a team approach to treat the whole child.

 

KB has also worked as a fitness instructor, a personal trainer, and taught a variety of mommy and me classes.

 

In her free time, KB enjoys all water sports, hiking, reading and spending time with her family.  Outside of work, her favorite activity is spending time with her two adult sons who bring her endless joy.