The amaryllis flower essence is a natural remedy that supports the wisdom of the body. This is the heart of the work we do and why we chose the name Amaryllis to represent our network of experienced therapists.
Cindy has been a pediatric occupational therapist for 35 years. She graduated from Texas Woman’s University in 1982 and completed her post professional Masters in occupational therapy at Colorado State University in 1998. She specializes in working with mothers and infants struggling with breast feeding and fussy babies. Cindy’s fascination with the brain and nervous system has led her to explore the mind-body connection in infants and children through her work with infant massage, sensory integrative therapy, and craniosacral and neurovascular therapies. When Cindy is not busy seeing babies or running the clinic, she enjoys spending time outside in the garden or in the kitchen trying new recipes.
Jenn O. graduated with a master in Occupational Therapy from Nova South Eastern University in 1992. She has been passionately working with children and families for more than 18 years. She developed her specialty in Sensory Integration while working at the Children’s Hospital in Atlanta. Jennifer enjoys working with children across environments; in their homes, school and in clinic. She has completed the extensive Sensory Integration and Praxis Testing (SIPT) program. She is certified in infant massage and continues to expand her knowledge base by completing a well rounded selection of continuing education courses.
Jenn C. has been an Occupational Therapist for 18 years, graduating from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She went through extensive study in the area of Sensory Integration and received her certification in 2001. She specializes in various types of craniosacral therapy, lymph drainage therapy, and other manual therapies to help infants and children with torticollis, sensory processing and oral motor challenges. Jenn enjoys using a variety of integrative approaches as well as traditional therapies to help find balance and wellness.
Robin has worked as a pediatric occupational therapist for over 35 years, with the bulk of this time spent in Kansas. She received certification in Neurodevelopmental Treatment in 1984 and has continued to use this as a framework to work with babies, and children of all ages. Four years ago Robin became a certified yoga instructor in order to use this knowledge as another way to help her young clients. Robin’s career began working in the school system, and has included hospital settings, developmental pre-schools, in home therapy, early intervention and private clinics. Robin loves the energy and honesty of the children she works with and considers herself a lifelong learner.
Katie C. is a certified speech-language pathologist, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), and a Certified Infant Massage Instructor. She has worked with individuals across the age spectrum with a variety of communication and feeding/swallowing challenges. She has found that pediatrics is her passion and realizes that working with the whole child is necessary to develop speech, language, feeding, and social skills. Outside of the clinic, you can find her playing volleyball any chance she gets or enjoying the beautiful mountain views, which she so sorely lacked growing up in Kansas.
Amy is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant who has an associate degree in Occupational Studies from Pima Medical Institute. Prior to becoming an occupational therapy assistant, she spent four years teaching English as a Foreign Language to children of all ages in various locations overseas. Amy’s interests include helping children engage in their passions and finding creative ways to encourage independence. When she is not in the clinic, she enjoys baking, cake decorating, reading, and hiking.
Erin earned her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and her Master’s degree in Occupational Science and Therapy from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Erin has experience working with children of all ages in outpatient and center based settings. Erin is a large believer in “client centered care” and incorporating each individual child’s interests into treatment. She is also passionate about continuing education and thinks of herself as a lifelong learner. Outside of the clinic Erin enjoys spending time in nature, writing, and playing instruments.
Katie E. earned her Associates degree in Occupational Science from PIMA Medical Institute and is proud to say she is a 4th generation Colorado Native and mother of 4 wonderful almost-adult children. Katie has experience in the fields of geriatrics, mental health and skilled rehab, but has focused her occupational therapy career where she is most passionate – the field of pediatrics. Katie believes that no two people are alike and therefore no two session should be either and takes a “client centered” approach. She emphasizes her treatments around each child and their family values and takes pride in being a good listener and honoring what matters the most to each family. When not treating, Katie enjoys the great outdoors, hiking, and camping with family and friends. She loves to do crafts and to bake, as well. She understands the importance of taking care of one’s self and engages in yoga and cross-fit as well as Reiki on a regular basis.
Emily is originally from the south where she received her bachelor in sciences from Mississippi State University, majoring in Kinesiology with a clinical exercise physiology focus. She then headed up to the northeast for PT school at Boston University. Her final clinical rotation in PT school was in Denver, and she decided that she just couldn’t leave. She has experience working with pediatrics in the home health setting and in-patient rehab setting. She’s gained a strong background working with kids with developmental delay, cerebral palsy, and other complex neurological disorders. In her spare time she enjoys all things outdoors such as hiking, skiing, and going on walks with her dog.
Stephanie graduated with a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from CSU in 2000. She is experienced in working with children ages 1-21 in multiple settings. Stephanie believes in family centered goals and loves making a difference in children and their families lives. Stephanie is almost a native to Colorado as she moved to Lakewood at one year of age. She is a mom to 2 high schoolers, a dog and 5 chickens. In her spare time she enjoys reading and the great outdoors.
Abby earned her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy at Colorado State University in 2017. She has experience working with children in Early Intervention and clinic settings. Abby is also a Certified Lactation Consultant and Certified Yoga Teacher. She is passionate about supporting clients with their feeding goals and is excited to continue to learn from the amazing team of therapists at Amaryllis. She enjoys empowering her clients and making therapy fun and meaningful. Outside of the clinic, Abby loves playing cards games (euchre!), comedy, and designing floral arrangements.
Kelly is a certified speech-language pathologist who is originally from the East Coast. She earned her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders at Emerson College in Boston in 2019. She has experience working with pediatric patients in a variety of settings, including in early intervention, preschools, outpatient rehab, and in clinic settings. Kelly believes in child-centered therapy, and loves to incorporate her clients’ interests into her sessions. When she is not in the clinic, you can find her running, skiing, or hiking with her dog in the mountains.