Lena Thoresen, OTR / L & Kathy Hvit, LMHC – Eiere

Kathy og Lena sin medfølelse og visjonær tenkning bidratt til å åpne Barnas Therapy Solutions, Inc.’s doors in 2004. In order to fulfill that vision and help all people including those with no insurance or means to pay for services they needed, they established a non-profit organization called Manatee Hope Inc. Barnas Therapy Solutions Inc. nå kontrakter med Manatee Håp Inc. to ensure everyone receives the help they need. Lena and Kathy are passionate about children and believe each child must have at least one dependable adult in their lives that they can trust and open up to. They work hard to make Children’s Therapy Solutions Inc. a place where all children and families feel safe and cared about in a truly sincere way.

kathy-whiteKathy, en lisensiert Mental Helse Counselor, uteksaminert med sin mastergrad i Rehabilitering Rådgivning fra University of Kentucky og har over 25 års erfaring som rådgiver. Kathy har vært gift i 37 år. Hun og hennes mann har 4 vellykkede barn. Hennes barn er og har alltid vært hennes lidenskap. Stolt, de alle gjør det bra, en farmasøyt, neste en Electrical Engineer i Luftforsvaret, A Medical Doctor and her youngest daughter Julia is a junior in Nursing School. Kathy believes all individuals can achieve success and personal fulfillment. I hennes terapi, Kathy hjelper familier til å finne en balanse mellom overachieving og underachieving. She believes families can adapt and make changes that will help children achieve their goals now and later in life. She is a certified Parent Child Interaction Therapist (PCIT) and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Her strengths in the field include listening, motiverende, etablere rapport, and helping individuals to be “their own therapist” and “to solve their own issues”. På fritiden, Kathy nyter båtlivet, sykling, ridning, lesing, og arbeider med veldedige arrangementer som Manatee Håp.

lenaLena graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with her degree in Occupational Therapy. Hun har over 20 års erfaring i sitt felt og har et sterkt ønske om å hjelpe mennesker og jobbe med "vanskelige og utfordrende terapisituasjoner." Lena har jobbet med mange medisinsk skjøre barn, premature babyer, og en rekke familier med en rekke utfordringer. One of her specialties is working with babies who are diagnosed with Torticollis. She has attended specialized courses in FloorTime, Hippotherapy, Sensorisk Integrasjon, Reflex Integrasjon, Neuro-Developmental Therapy and Aggression kontroll trening (ACT) among many other classes. Lena is originally from Norway, speaks fluent Norwegian as well as brings a unique perspective into multicultural living. Lena believes it takes as many adults as possible to help love and raise children. "Foreldre trenger all den støtten de kan få, så vel som barn kan aldri ha for mange mennesker som elsker dem og se opp for dem ". Lena liker å tilbringe tid med venner / familie, løping, frivillig og reiser.

Megan Halliday, M.S., OTR / L – Director of Therapy

megan-pitstickMegan er direktør for terapi ved Barnas Therapy Solutions, Inc. She obtained her Masters degree in Occupational Therapy at Eastern Kentucky University. Her love for children and helping families brought her into this field. Megan has been with CTS since 2008 og har lang erfaring i Sensory Processing Disorders, Håndskrift uten tårer og akademiske basert terapi, og fôring terapi utnytte S.O.S. Feeding Approach. She also has training in the Alert Program for self-regulation, FloorTime, og hjernen gym. Megan connects with families and individualizes treatment to meet the family’s needs. One of her specialties is problem solving difficult situations to create practical solutions to apply in the home setting to maximize progress. Megan enjoys anything outdoors, frivillig med Junior League of Manatee County, og andre ideelle organisasjoner, tilbringe tid med familie og venner, reise, musikk, og se på sport (Gå Rays!).

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