Registered Occupational Therapist with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO).
Professional development includes courses in cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, and the progressive goal attainment program (PGAP).
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Western University.
Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from McMaster University.
A member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) and Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists (OSOT).
Abby in her own words…
I am a swimmer, rock climber, dog-mom, and outdoor enthusiast. I find the water particularly calming. There is something about being underwater with no other distractions that is so therapeutic! I am also a very big family person and enjoy exploring new places with my spouse and fur baby. When we can’t get outdoors, we enjoy trying different board games. So far, a few of my favourites are Settlers of Catan, Wingspan, and Azul, but I am also happy to run around Gumdrop Mountain to find King Kandy!
I became an occupational therapist for many reasons, but primarily because I appreciate the holistic lens in which we practice under. I thoroughly enjoy problem solving with my clients to enable participation in their daily activities. It is a privilege to work in a profession that focuses on occupational engagement as a pathway to wellbeing and observing the positive impact engagement has on individual’s lives. I am dedicated to implementing an evidence-informed, person-centred approach to working with my clients to promote participation in their meaningful occupations.
Currently, I am interested in furthering my knowledge in chronic pain and persistent post-concussive syndrome. I am also especially interested in working with the paediatric population.