Eyas Landing Directors

Eyas Landing Directors

Dr. Laura Mraz, OTD, OTR/L

Executive Director – Occupational Therapist

I really enjoy seeing the growth within our children and families each year, but it is also incredible to see the growth and transformation within our therapists as they thrive in our supportive, nurturing and collaborative environment.

Clinical Expertise

  • Sensory Integration (SIPT) Certified
  • Early Intervention Specialist
  • DIR/Floortime
  • The Intentional Relationship Model
  • Leadership and Management

Dr. Kelly C, SLPD, CCC-SLP

Director of Eyas Landing – Speech Language Pathologist

I really enjoy seeing the growth within our children and families each year, but it is also incredible to see the growth and transformation within our therapists as they thrive in our supportive, nurturing and collaborative environment.

Clinical Expertise

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Autism
  • Expressive/Receptive Language Disorders
  • Apraxia of Speech
  • Developmental Language Delay
  • Feeding
  • Articulation
  • Fluency
  • PROMPT Certified
  • Beckman Oral-Motor Certified

Occupational Therapists

Occupational Therapists

Jessica H, OTA

Clinical Lead, Head of Program Development, Occupational Therapy Assistant

I enjoy coming to work day in and day out knowing that I have a strong community of people that advocate and support each other, whether it be the client’s families, co-workers or supervisors. The support and collaboration that Eyas Landing provides is outstanding.

Clinical Expertise

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

Allie W, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

I decided to become a therapist because I have a brother who is neurodivergent and he didn’t have many of the resources that are available now when he was a child. I was inspired to help other families/children in similar situations and come up with solutions to help them participate in all of their daily occupations fully.

Clinical Expertise

  • IRM
  • Rehabilitation
  • Working with Clients with ASD/ADHD
  • Handwriting
  • Oncology Patients

Dr. Emma H, OTD, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

I chose to become an occupational therapist to help people live their lives to the fullest.

Professional Goals

  1. I am interested in completing various certifications to continue to grow as a practitioner. My current interests are early intervention and interoception.

Dr. Katrina G, OTD, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

I became an occupational therapist because I wanted to support people in living life the way they desire.

Professional Goals

  1. My professional goals include creating meaningful and supportive relationships with my clients.
  2. Contributing to the diversification of the occupational therapy field.

Physical Therapists

Physical Therapists

Dr. Kathryn M, PT, DPT

Senior Physical Therapist

I have been interested in physical therapy ever since witnessing my dad participate in intensive inpatient rehab following brain surgery in 2007… My first job out of school was in pediatrics as well, providing me much needed experience to be a qualified therapist for you and your child.

Professional Goals

  1. I plan to further my experience in the pediatrics therapy world, to be able to provide the best therapy to my clients.

Amy K, PTA

Physical Therapy Assistant, Onboarder

As a PTA at Eyas Landing, I hope I can help others to build improved motor control, movement patterns, balance and coordination that will improve their ability to interact with their world with greater ease.

Professional Goals

  1. My goal is to continue learning to ensure the best possible outcomes with improved motor planning, balance and coordination through play and fun physical activities with all children. I will continue to pursue additional training, workshops and certifications to accomplish this goal.

Speech-Language Pathologists

Speech-Language Pathologists

Allyson S, MS, CF-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

In fifth grade, I made friends with a boy with autism in my class. We became fast friends, going to get ice cream after school and six flags or movies on the weekends. When he first invited me to join his in school speech-language therapy sessions as a peer, I agreed because playing board games and talking sounded much better to me then learning science. What I didn’t realize at the time was that I in fact was learning…

Clinical Expertise

  • Milieu Therapy
  • Social Thinking
  • JASPER
  • AAC
  • DIR Floortime
  • Facilitated Communication

Brittney M, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

As the child of first-generation immigrants, English was not my first language. This affected my ability to effectively communicate with others when I started attending school. However, despite the language barrier, I developed a love for books and literacy-based activities. Eventually, English/Language Arts became my strongest subject in school. When applying to colleges…

Clinical Expertise

  • Receptive and Expressive Language Disorders
  • Social/Pragmatic Language
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Articulation
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Social/Emotional Disorders
  • Diverse Populations

Alexandra P, M.S., CF-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

I was drawn to Speech Language Pathology as it is such an interesting mix of science, creativity, and language development, knowledge, and use (among so many other aspects)! In graduate school, I worked with a wide array of individuals. This only furthered my love of the field and particularly piqued my interest in individualized therapy, particularly how to apply individualized therapy in group formats.

Clinical Expertise

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Social Language/Pragmatics
  • Executive Functioning
  • Receptive/Expressive Language Disorders

Social Workers

Social Workers

Kelly R, MSW, PEL

Social Worker

I chose to become a school social worker because I value the opportunity to build relationships with students and their families. I really value the school setting as it is where children spend a great deal of time and have the opportunity to build social skills and emotion expression/regulation skills.

Clinical Expertise

  • Social and Emotional Skills
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Small Group Therapy

Brittany S, MSW, LSW

Licensed Social Worker

After overcoming my personal childhood trauma, and valuing the help I received. My passion is to give back and break the stigma of children and adolescents believing therapy doesn’t help. I have a motivation for providing a safe place for my clients, just like I was provided. I want to hear all of the stories my clients want to share with me and look forward to helping them through personal goals they may inquire. I cherish building a therapeutic relationship with my clients.

Clinical Expertise

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Group Therapy
  • Social and Emotional Skills

Matthew P, MSW, PEL

Social Worker

Mom was one of my biggest inspirations, as she was a school social worker herself. I fell in love with working with children with special needs and enjoyed the school setting. I have continued to learn and grow with each year. Excited to be in a different environment and look forward to collaborating.

Clinical Expertise

  • CBT
  • Social Skills
  • Various eval assessments (schools)

Behavior Analysts and Therapists

Behavior Analysts and Therapists

Molly C, MS, BCBA

Behavior Analyst

I have always loved working with children. Applied behavior analysis (ABA) allows me to help my clients and their families work on socially significant behavior changes that allow them to reach their potential.

Professional Goals

  1. Provide high quality behavior analytic services to my clients, their families, and my supervisees and trainees.

Rithika S

Behavior Therapist

I decided that I wanted to become a clinical therapist after recognizing the impact that my therapist had on my life. This kind of positive change is what I want to help make in someone else’s life. I believe that everyone has the potential to reach the best version of themselves with guidance and support.

Professional Goal

  1. Facilitating behavioral change.
  2. Helping promote the decision-making process while facilitating client potential.
  3. Helping navigate coping skills/facing fears.

Shelbie B, BS, BT

Behavior Therapist

My name is Shelbie and I am a new member to Eyas Landing! I just graduated from Indiana University Purdue University – Indianapolis in May of 2023 with a B.S. in Psychology.  I just moved to Chicago and I already love it. I am starting as a BT and I’m very excited to be here and be able to meet everyone!

Regina E

Behavior Therapist

I initially pursued a pre-medical path, but my journey took a turn when I began babysitting an incredibly charming child undergoing behavioral therapy. Witnessing the transformative impact of therapy on this child ignited a passion within me. I found joy in being part of a profession where I could contribute to positive changes in children’s lives.

Professional Goals

  1. I’d like to become a behavioral analyst.