Our daughter, who joined our family through adoption, has developmental trauma, and traditional OT and other therapies were not sufficient to meet her needs.
We contacted the Child Trauma Academy in Houston, TX to learn more about trauma and how to find a therapist who may have the expertise to help our daughter. We learned that Erica is one of a handful of trained and certified child trauma academy OTs in the country.
We live in the Midwest and Billings, Montana is a 15-hour (one way ) drive from our home. However, bringing our daughter to work with Erica was well worth the trip!!!
Erica demonstrated a wealth of knowledge, compassion, a genuine caring heart, and passion for OT and trauma OT as she worked one-on-one with our daughter. She also worked closely with our whole family as she knows the effects of trauma affect the entire family unit.
Erica also navigated our family through how to treat and parent a trauma child. She shared a wealth of resources, tools, and options for us to try. She also recommended many therapy tools and products that we could obtain to use at home.
Erica spent a lot of time in evaluating our daughter’s unique situation and needs, and she prepared a detailed treatment plan that would help our daughter start to heal.
After a month of implementing Erica’s personalized strategies for our daughter, we saw progress with our 6-year-old daughter.
Our daughter’s multi-disciplinary therapeutic team (at school and private therapy) has implemented the healing strategies as well so there are consistency and predictability for our daughter. Erica has also offered to work directly with the team of therapists to offer expertise and support too if need be.
Erica truly has a gift working with children!! Working with Erica has literally been a life-changing improvement for our daughter and our family.!! We cannot recommend her highly enough for any family that wants to provide expert care for a child with developmental trauma, trauma, or any needs that require occupational therapy.