Sensory-based OT Practice

Private Mentorship

ENROLL NOW

It's an exciting time to be a sensory OT! Awareness of sensory processing has grown. New diagnostic criteria for many conditions and much research have advanced our field. Renowned neuroscientists like Dr. Stephen Porges and Dr. Bruce Perry acknowledge the role that sensory plays in foundations of human function at any age. There are also more options for advanced study & certification in sensory integration and treatment, than ever before.

BUT...

Sensory remains confusing, overwhelming and intimidating much of the time, even when you have years of experience! Every client is different with unique profiles. Brain science is a massive field. Certification can be expensive and time consuming. There are differing frameworks for the treatment of SI challenges and, HECK! Our profession struggles to agree on terminology! Finally, few (if any) advanced training programs provide ongoing support once you finish. So how do we get better at what we do?! If you own a group clinic, how do you help your staff get better at what you want THEM to do?!

I know all too well:

  • lying awake at night worrying you are missing something
  • the drain of those extra (often late night hours) spent writing and re-writing assessment reports hoping to get it right in a way that will make sense to parents.
  • the insecurity & confusion of not knowing what to do with a hard client (or many) LET ALONE being able to explain it all!

It means a lot of time, a lot of stress and huge insecurity, and that's just the clinical. Managing a private practice brings in a whole different set of challenges that we are not trained as therapists to tackle. What could it look like if you have a framework to follow and support to implement that framework? (read about my "6 Pillars of and Effective Sensory-based OT Practice")

If you are a sensory OT who values best practice and evidence-informed practice, with at least 5 years of clinical experience and you work in private practice AND you are ready to grow your impact and income through the work you believe in, it may be time to consider private mentorship.

You have been in practice long enough to know the basics and may even have some advanced training in sensory. I'm here to tell you there is no one right way to do this thing we call sensory but there are effective (research informed) ways and we are not meant to do it alone! Mentorship affords you the opportunity to learn using YOUR clients, on YOUR time, over time in YOUR setting. Together we'll design a process that fits and that gives you ongoing support, accountability and the outcomes YOU want to see (for yourself and your clients). Improving clinical practice is a process but you can't expect change unless you make a change.

It is 100% possible to make sensory practice easier!!!

READ ON for details of what mentorship includes...

Your choice of level...

Have success with every client you see and grow your income this year!

Basic Mentorship: $225/month

  • 1 Private call x 60 min's per month
  • FREE Sensory Collective Membership
  • Juniper Video Sharing & Messaging Platform
  • Voxer Support
  • Accountability Check-in's

Intensive Mentorship: $425/month

  • 2 Private calls x 60 min's per month
  • FREE Sensory Collective Membership
  • Juniper Video Sharing & Messaging Platform
  • Voxer Support
  • Accountability Check-in's
  • In-person Skill Building Day
  • Intermittent Report & Treatment Planning Review
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Enrollment Closes August 31st!

(Annual Commitment Required)


Here's what we will cover in our year together...

I've put together what I call "The 6 Pillars of Practice". These are the 6 areas that I have learned are essential to having an effective sensory-based practice. I have also learned these layers look different in varied practice settings, across therapists and even among the clients we serve. I use these 6 pillars to guide our discussions and to help you build a framework for thinking about the various aspects of any clinical or practice-related challenge you face! These pillars are not modules but are used to dissect and learn from the specific hurdles you encounter while managing your caseload and your private practice.

Together we will grow your impact and your income!

PILLAR ONE  

FOUNDATIONS OF SENSORY ASSESSMENT & GOAL WRITING

WE WILL DISCUSS & SELECT ASSESSMENT TOOLS RELEVANT FOR YOUR CLIENTS & SETTING, REVIEW BEST PRACTICE MODELS FOR SENSORY EVALUATION, INCORPORATE THE NOSOLOGY FOR SPD, REVIEW USE OF GOAL ATTAINMENT SCALING & SET UP A FRAMEWORK FOR USE IN YOUR SETTING, I PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION TEMPLATES REVIEW & REVIEW ASSESSMENT REPORTS AND TREATMENT PLANS THROUGHOUT THE THERAPEUTIC PROCESS FOR YOUR CASELOAD OF CLIENTS


PILLAR TWO

POLYVAGAL THEORY

LEARN KEY CONCEPTS OF ALIGNMENT & OVERLAP BETWEEN PVT & THE OT PRACTICE FRAMEWORK. LEARN TO OBSERVE USING A POLYVAGAL LENS AND INFUSE POLYVAGAL INFORMED STRATEGIES INTO YOUR WORK. UNDERSTAND BASIC NEUROSCIENCE RELATED TO BRAIN BODY FUNCTION AND BE ABLE TO EXPLAIN IT TO OTHERS.


PILLAR THREE  

WORKING WITH FAMILIES

IN PEDIATRIC PRACTICE PARENTS ARE OUR CLIENTS1 LEARN TO PRACTICE WITH A PARENT PARTNERSHIP MODEL IN YOUR SETTING. EVALUATE YOUR SYSTEMS FOR AN OPTIMAL CLIENT EXPERIENCE. LEARN TO NAVIGATE CHALLENGING SITUATIONS WITH PARENTS BUT REMAIN WITHIN YOUR SCOPE OF PRACTICE AND INFUSE PARENT COACHING STRATEGIES INTO YOUR WORK.


PILLAR Four  

FOUNDATIONS OF SENSORY INTERVENTION

LEARN HOW TO HARNESS THE VARIOUS SENSORY SYSTEMS AND GO BEYOND ACTIVITY ANALYSIS AS YOU WERE TAUGHT IN SCHOOL. RE-THINK YOUR APPROACH TO USING AND TEACHING SENSORY "DIETS" SUPPORT PLANS. WE WILL REVIEW YOUR DOCUMENTATION, VIDEOS OF ACTUAL TREATMENT SESSIONS AND YOU WILL RECEIVE FEEDBACK ON YOURS (AS DESIRED). YOU WILL ALSO HAVE ACCESS TO VOXER (A VOICE MESSAGING APP) THROUGH WHICH YOU CAN ELICIT REAL TIME INPUT FROM ME FOR YOUR WEEK OF WORK. JOIN VOXER PODS WITH OTHER MENTEES FOR GROUP SHARING AND INCORPORATE ADVANCED PRACTICE STRATEGIES.


PILLAR FIVE

MINDSET MATTERS

TOO OFTEN WE FOCUS MORE ON OUR CLIENTS THAN WE DO OURSELVES BUT YOU ARE THE MOST THERAPEUTIC TOOL YOU HAVE! IT'S ALSO A FACT THAT YOUR BUSINESS WON'T SURVIVE IF YOU BURN OUT. MANAGING MINDSET IS IMPERATIVE IF YOU ARE TO NOT ONLY MANGE BUT GROW YOUR IMPACT AND YOUR INCOME! WE COVER TOPICS LIKE PURPOSE, LIFESTYLE DESIGN & SELF-CARE, LIMITING BELIEFS, BURNOUT PREVENTION, MONEY MINDSET, AND MANY OTHER TOPICS THAT SUPPORT OUR CAPACITY TO CARE FOR OUR CLIENTS.


PILLAR SIX

PRACTICE MATTERS

ADDRESS THE OPERATIONAL SIDE OF RUNNING A PRIVATE PRACTICE INCLUDING FINANCES, MARKETING, POLICIES & PROCEDURES, CUSTOMER SERVICE & SATISFACTION, NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, STRATEGIC PLANNING, AND STAFFING (AMONG MANY OTHER THINGS BUSINESS-RELATED). TENDING TO THE BUSINESS MEANS YOU INTEND TO KEEP IT VIABLE! USE MENTORSHIP TO NAVIGATE (AND PLAN FOR) THE HICCUPS, THE SEASONAL EBB'S AND FLOW'S AND ALL THAT GOES WITH MANAGING THE ROLLER COASTER THAT IS SMALL BUSINESS/PRIVATE PRACTICE OWNERSHIP.


MEET KELLY.

I have been an occupational therapist for 26 years, certified in SI for 16, and started and grew my own group private practice for the last 11 years, expanding it twice. I have worked in many settings and in many roles, combining sensory and mental health interventions. I have been a direct service OT, consultant, administrator, program developer, international speaker and writer, and I'm a sensory mom. I started my career (one year) in geriatrics, moved into work with adults for multiple years and have gradually progressed to working with younger and younger clients. I never expected to start and run a clinic just like I never expected to work in pediatrics.

I've learned that "unexpected" can be a wonderful part of life. However, unexpected circumstances can also bring stress and navigating them alone can make life WAAY more challenging than it needs to be. I have learned through my successes and my mistakes but mostly figured things out along the way. While I know you can do the same, I want to make sensory practice easier you so YOU don't have to struggle like I did AND because, I believe it's our time for OT's to shine! But if we are going to shine, it's time to refine.

We as a profession can do better for people with sensory challenges. Let's refine the way we think AND learn AND practice based on best evidence, connection with others and our best selves!

I can't wait to work with you. It takes a village and I'd love to be part of yours!

ENROLL IN MENTORSHIP

Do you still have questions?

I'd be happy to talk further.

THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO WORK CLOSELY WITH ME AND TO GET MY BRAIN THINKING WITH YOU FOR YOUR CLIENTS and/or YOUR THERAPY STAFF.