When Lisa enters a room it is as if the sunshine just walked in! Lisa earned her Master's of Science in Occupational Therapy at Columbia University in 2004, started at POTS as a full time therapist a year after she completed her training, and has been happily involved with POTS ever since. Lisa has avidly continued her education, adding Interactive Metronome, Therapeutic Listening, Sensory Integration, DIR/Floortime, Brain Gym and The Alert Program to her therapeutic toolbox.
As an athlete who trained to run in a full Marathon, Lisa understands firsthand the power of commitment, investing time, and strategizing. Successful outcomes start by taking baby steps in order to ultimately reach one’s greatest potential. For Lisa, It is important to have children understand the way they move and help them build strategies to enable them to feel more comfortable in their bodies and their surroundings. “Our senses are all around us, but how we choose to use them is our greatest strength.”
Lisa has participated in both developing and presenting workshops for parents and teachers in Sensory Integration as well as Handwriting. She continues to enjoy collaborating with teachers in order to make modifications and help children thrive in the environments that are critical for their growth.
“I enjoy finding creative ways to be playful with kids in order to establish a sense of trust, so the child looks forward to coming to OT. I take pleasure in the day to day surprises from each child as they achieve their goals and continue to improve their quality of life.”
Lisa enjoys running, photography, hiking and connecting with family and friends in her spare time.