After graduating from East Carolina University with her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 2015, Catherine began working for the school system. She has evaluated and treated children with a wide array of strengths and needs. While working in the preschool department exclusively her last two years, she served students in their natural environment, working closely with parents, teachers, and other service providers to ensure all of the child’s needs were addressed. Catherine has experience working with children with developmental delays, fine motor difficulties, autism spectrum disorder, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, genetic disorders (Rett Syndrome, Neimann Pick Type C, etc.), medically complex disabilities (feeding tubes, tracheotomies, etc.), handwriting challenges, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, traumatic brain injuries, and sensory processing disorders.
Catherine has a lifelong passion for working with children and is excited to continue helping each individual reach their full potential. As a North Carolina native, she enjoys spending time outdoors with all the changing seasons. Catherine has a golden retriever and three young children ages 5, 3, and 1 with her high school sweetheart. As she has witnessed her own children develop differently based on each of their own unique traits, she has gained invaluable insight into child development. Catherine also deeply understands the challenges of young family life and seeks to work alongside the families to integrate therapy naturally into their daily life to help the child and family thrive.
Catherine can be described as bubbly, energetic, thorough, timely, and organized. She is committed to helping children make progress and values the importance of a multi-team approach in order to achieve the best growth for each child. She believes that early intervention is key and that parent education and participation is paramount. Catherine is dedicated to combining her naturally gregarious and communicative personality with her knowledge and experience in pediatrics to offer the best outcomes to children regardless of age, disability, or background.