Holly started OT school after 20 years spent raising her 4 children, during which time she also worked as a writer and editor, performing arts teacher, and labor/postpartum doula. She draws on all of these experiences in her practice, prioritizing clear, compassionate communication with parents, and playful, engaging treatment strategies with children. Holly has completed training in pediatric feeding, augmentative and alternative communication
(AAC), sensory integration, autism, and trauma. Her treatment approach is child-centered and trauma-responsive, and is informed by attachment theory, polyvagal theory, neuroscience, and her OT education.
Holly is a trained provider of the Safe and Sound Protocol by Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), an intervention that supports state regulation and pro-social behavior. She is also a Certified Educator of Infant Massage (CEIM) and a 2021 candidate for endorsement as an Infant Mental Health Specialist through the Virginia Association for Infant Mental Health. Holly has a genuine passion for occupational therapy and has served on the board of the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association for 6 years. She is the editor of The Connected Therapist: Relating Through the Senses (2021).