- Registered Occupational Therapist with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO)
- Professional development includes courses in cognitive rehabilitation, mindfulness-based stress reduction, motivational interviewing and sensory-enhanced yoga
- Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Western University
- Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology with a concentration in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and a minor in Biology and Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University
- A member of Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) and Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists (OSOT)
Allie in her own words…
I am a lifelong resident of the Kitchener-Waterloo area and I love connecting with and meeting new people. Whether it is through work, on a mountain across the world or at a local grocery store, I am continually learning from others and their life experiences. I spend a lot of time hiking and being outdoors, as it is my time to recharge, be present and appreciate the beauty in the things we often glance over. Another outlet of mine is crafting – I enjoy showing my appreciation to friends and family by making them personalized gifts.
During my undergraduate degree, following an injury of my own, I got to experience working with an occupational therapist first hand and I had such a positive experience that I decided to pursue a career in the field. Every day I strive to provide similar experiences to the clients I encounter, as I understand the impacts of not being able to engage in meaningful activities. My mission always remains to problem-solve with my clients in order to adapt the task or environment at hand and allow them to return to their daily activities and therefore improve their well-being.
I am extremely grateful for the human connections and learning opportunities that have been part of my journey as an occupational therapist thus far. I am committed to being a lifelong learner, seek to continuously enhance my practice, and am excited to keep having an impact in the lives of even more people.
Some professional development areas I am particularly interested in are the impact of trauma on one’s daily functioning, cognitive rehabilitation and collaborative goal setting.