I decided that I want to become a pediatric occupational therapist eight years ago, and I have been steadfast towards my goal ever since! In college, I took a pre-OT track along with an exercise science degree and got lots of hands on experience. I have always been passionate about working with kids and thrive in a high-energy, playful environment, so pediatrics has always been my focus. I had an opportunity to have an internship at a pediatric outpatient facility that specialized in hippotherapy (therapy on horseback). This experience gave me so much knowledge and confidence to keep pushing towards my career goals! After graduating, I moved to Chicago and started working as a Behavior Technician. I loved this position but still wanted to be involved at a clinic where I had more integration with OT and other disciplines. I found Eyas Landing and was amazed by the staff and mission they support. I immediately applied and was ecstatic to accept a position as a Therapeutic Assistant! I am excited to be a part of a team that supports a vast variety of needs and gives kids the independence they want and deserve! 🙂
My Eyas Landing
Ever since starting my job at Eyas Landing, I am amazed by the support around me! Everyone is so kind and I feel that I am already learning a lot. Our kiddos love to come to Eyas everyday thanks to the therapist’s dedication and team collaboration!
Continue the process of gaining my RBT certification with Eyas Landing.
Become accepted into a Master’s of Occupational Therapy program.
As a long term goal, I dream of opening my own nonprofit pediatric clinic that utilizes dance therapy in OT and PT! I hope to give kids a unique experience to connect with and express themselves, while providing a sense of belonging to children/teens with various neurodevelopmental disorders.
Eyas Landing is a therapy clinic with a mission to provide evidence-based and family-centered therapy services for children, adolescents, and their families. The primary goal is to deliver relationship-based interventions within the most natural environments and to empower families to reach their full potential. To achieve this goal, our highly educated, compassionate staff dedicates time and expertise to create experiences that maximize therapeutic outcomes. The strength, determination, and perseverance of our clients are evident as they succeed in therapy, and ultimately in their daily lives.
Eyas Landing offers a wide range of comprehensive services including Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, ABA Therapy, Social Work, Family Therapy, and Neuropsych testing. Services are provided throughout the Chicagoland area via Telehealth, In-Home, and in our state of the art clinic.