Integrated Behavioral Health Psychological Services offers occupation therapy for all ages throughout the Kalamazoo region.
What is occupational therapy?
Occupational Therapists help people of all ages to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations).
Occupational Therapists have training in physical and mental health rooted in science. They utilize a holistic perspective with evidence-based treatments.
Every day activities can be as basic as eating, dressing, making meals, or grocery shopping or more complex areas related to a person’s work/job/school, hobby/interest areas, and social interactions.
For children and adolescents, these include playing, learning, socializing, being a friend, and part of family. When a child is struggling in one of these areas, Angie works with the family to problem solve strategies and solutions to help, bring confidence and maximize success in daily life.
Occupational therapy practitioners play an important role in mental health promotion, prevention, and intervention. Occupational therapy can help individuals, children and adults, develop and maintain positive psychological and social functioning, productive activities, and resilience in the face of adversity.
Our experienced Occupational Therapist works with children, adolescents and adults who have sensory processing disorder, autism, ADHD, and chronic pain. Daily challenges may include eating, completing a morning routine, managing emotions, social skills, play, or handwriting. For adults this may include completing self-care and home management tasks, anxiety affecting social relationships or managing at work.
Angie provides a strengths-based, trauma-informed approach to therapy. She works to include caregivers and clients in the treatment planning process. Angie seeks to provide hope, inspiration and education for individuals and families. She has specialized training in feeding problems related to selective eating, sensory processing and trauma.
When working with adults, Angie helps an individual raise self-awareness of the impact of sensory and motor factors on everyday activities and real-life situations and provide ways to manage sensory processing challenges for optimal and effective daily living. She works with the individual to identify and modify sensory and environmental barriers that limit the individual’s performance and participation in everyday activities, as well as identify individual strengths and supports.