Meet The Team

WHY CHOOSE US
About OT4Change
Kathryn

Kathryn is an experienced occupational therapist who graduated with honours. She is passionate about working with people who experience mental health issues. She has worked in a variety of public mental health settings before starting OT4Change several years ago.

Kathryn has years of experience with conducting functional capacity assessments and writing reports for participants and organisations, such as the NDIS. Kathryn is interested in pain management and assisting people to develop strategies enabling them to engage in valued and meaningful activities. Kathryn is a trained dialectical behavioural therapist (DBT) and can offer 1:1 support for people unable to access a group program.

Kathryn is a RMS registered OT Driving Assessor who aims to support safe and legal driving. She is trained in cognitive remediation (rehabilitation), especially for those who have experienced brain injuries, and has previously taught this skill into occupational therapy courses.

Kathryn can also help with equipment advice and rehabilitation in the home. Kathryn provides supervision to occupational therapists who want to work in the mental health field. When Kathryn isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her three beautiful (very spoiled) dogs.

Caitlyn

Caitlyn is a passionate occupational therapist who graduated from Western Sydney University with honours. Her passion lies working with adolescent and adults with autism spectrum disorder and or mental health needs. Her aim is to assist them to reach their goals to live happy and fulfilling lives. Her research in ethical leadership has provided her with skills that she applies in everyday practice.

Caitlyn moved into occupational therapy from her hairdressing background in order to apply her strengths in creative problem-solving in an area where she could make a positive difference in the lives of people. Caitlyn strives to help people to achieve their goals to live a full and satisfying life by improving their ability to take part in meaningful and valued activities.

Sophie

Sophie is an occupational therapist with a passion for working with children. She has had numerous years’ experience working in paediatric therapy.

Sophie can help support children and their families to achieve their goals. Using play as therapy in a variety of environments including in the home and at schools. Sophie can help develop gross motor, fine motor, emotional regulation and social skills for children of all ages.

Natalie

Natalie is an experienced Occupational Therapist with a passion for mental health. She has worked in a variety of roles across mental health units, community settings and rehabilitation in Sydney and in the UK. Natalie relocated to the region a few years back and has enjoyed reengaging working more directly with clients. Natalie had a particular interest in case management and has more recently turned this interest to working with clients in the NDIS, conducting functional capacity assessments and finding ways to help people understand their needs and explore ways to get their needs met. She enjoys working in the field of mental health and psychosocial disorders because the needs of these clients are so often overlooked.

Natalie has a particular interest in working with people who have a background in trauma and applies a trauma informed approach at all times as well as working with managing trauma. She has a special interest in sensory modulation and applying a sensory approach to self-management, emotional regulation and self-soothing. Natalie will use this and other approaches to work with people with mental health difficulties, pain management, learning and social development.

When not working with clients, Natalie enjoys working in her extensive garden, growing her own food, enjoying the beautiful local area and also spending time with her rather spoiled animals (2 dogs and a cat).

We Are Mobile

OT4Change provides a mobile service and will come to your home, work or child’s school. This is because it is important to assess and provide interventions in an environment you are familiar with. Appointments can also be conducted in the office at 7A, 92 Tamar Street, Tamar Village, Ballina, NSW, 2478. Call for an appointment on 0425240558.

DISCOVER OUR Services
AND HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
Mental Health

A mental health OT can help individuals better understand their mental health condition and take an active part in their recovery.

Children

When should a child be referred to an Occupational Therapist? If you, a treating doctor/paediatrician, psychologist, or educator have any concerns about developmental delay, intellectual disabilities, ASD or ADHD.

Pain Management

Are you experiencing pain right now? Well, you’re not alone. Approximately 20% of Australians have experienced pain that has persisted for more than 3 months.

Physical Rehabilitation

OT4Change can help people recover from illness or injury by helping to improve their independence with performing everyday tasks. This is done using a combination of approaches, including practicing former skills, or learning to adapt and compensate for the physical dysfunction being experienced.

Functional Assessments

Organisations often require functional capacity assessments to determine what services are required to support you. OT4Change can help by conducting these assessments and providing a report with recommendations.

Driving Assessments

Driving a car is an important activity of daily life in regional Australia. Not only does it allow independent mobility for work and social activities, but it is also a meaningful symbol of independence and personal identity.