Hi' I am Tess

The most important occupation for a child is play! Kids learn so much about themselves and their environment through play. I help kids become stronger, more confident, and feel regulated, so they can functionally participate in play activities and learn in school.


Occupational Therapist

Personal Interests

Reading, music, my dog (Pickles), crafting, baking, hiking.

What I Believe (quote that best describes me)

“When life gets you down, do you wanna know what you’ve gotta do? Just keep swimming.” – Dory, Finding Nemo

What I Like Most About Working with Patients

I love being able to be creative with my patients and watch them have fun when they come to play at our clinic.

Why Did I Choose to Become an OT?

I chose to be an OT because my older brother has Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and he saw a pediatric OT when he was a kid. I saw the improvement OT made for him at home/in school firsthand as his younger sister and I see how well he is thriving today. I wanted to be able to help other kids similar to my brother, so I became an OT!

What Patients Like Most About Me and My Organization

I am not afraid to be goofy with my patients! I incorporate their interests into therapy to make coming to our clinic more fun for them!