I have a passion for working with children and their parents and helping them become self-reliant in our increasingly complicated world. My clients’ stories inspire me and I strive to empower them to be the best versions of themselves.
I earned my bachelor’s degree in psychology from St. Petersburg State University, a leading university in Russia, as well as a dual master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and Child Development from Tufts University. I have extensive experience in pediatric occupational therapy and have worked in a variety of settings including early intervention, schools, and private clinics. I also was a co-founder of KidLink Therapy, a pediatric OT clinic in Lexington, MA. I take pride in continuing my own education and hold the following certificates:
Sensory Integration Certification (certificate # 3554)
Neurodevelopmental Treatment Certification (certificate # 80185)
iLs Advanced Practitioner
SOS approach to feeding
MORE: integrating the mouth with sensory and postural function
Functional Vision: Assessment and Intervention
In addition to working directly with children and their families, I enjoy teaching. I taught a graduate-level course at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. I also teach sensory integration courses internationally and serve as an advisor to clinics abroad.
I am a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Sensory Integration Education UK and NeuroDevelopmental Treatment Association.