Epiphany is a Board Certified Occupational Therapist with license to practice in the state of North Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from University of North Carolina-Wilmington, and obtained her Masters of Occupational Therapy from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. Epiphany is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and North Carolina’s Occupational Therapy Association. Epiphany had the opportunity to complete an international graduate studies program in Ibarra, Ecuador where she provided OT services to pediatric and adult patients with varying medical needs.
Epiphany has diverse OT experience, previously working in acute care and inpatient rehabilitation settings with the adult population before finding her passion of working with children. She works with children in the clinic, natural environment, preschool and school based settings.
Epiphany is always excited to hear the stories shared at each session by the children, their parents and caregivers. Whether it be the week’s accomplishments, a family outing, or what they had for dinner. She says, “I love that our families let us into their lives by opening up and sharing their journey. The strong relationships and sharing, allows for greater collaboration with the families while engaging them in the therapeutic process, promoting success and independence with our kiddos.” When working with families, Epiphany strives to support and empower them to become one-step closer to meeting their goal through play and learning.
Epiphany has specialized pediatric training in the SOS Approach to Feeding, Picky Eaters vs Problem Feeders, Sensory Processing Disorder, NDT, Autism Interventions, Trauma Treatment of Children and Adolescents, the Wilbarger Therapressure Program, and Handwriting Without Tears.
Epiphany loves working at IS because of the close-knit environment, that enables encouragement and support between team members in both personal and professional lives. The diverse backgrounds, trainings, and special interests allow for collaboration and problem-solving that ensures we are providing the most up to date, evidence-based strategies for our families and little friends. Epiphany says, “Since IS is a small community, we have the opportunity to interact with and get to know each family who walks through the door. It’s fun to watch and celebrate not only our individual friends’ successes, but every IS child’s growth. We are cheering for each and everyone of them!”
In her spare time, Epiphany enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and laughing while performing with her local Improv team.