20492_Spots_84 laurenLauren received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Columbia University and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Skidmore College. Lauren has previously worked in acute inpatient psychiatric care at Tufts Medical Center in Boston and taught English in China. Lauren works at East River Child Development Center and the Quad Preparatory School as well as the Brooklyn office.

During her free time, Lauren loves rock climbing, running in Brooklyn Bridge Park, hiking, traveling off the beaten path, and photography. Also, she volunteers at Brooklyn Boulders with their Adaptive Climbing Group.

What do you like about being an OT?

“I love that our profession makes a quantifiable difference on the individual and familial level. Each child is a puzzle, and we get to see how all of the pieces – their strengths, weaknesses, quirks, and idiosyncrasies – fit together in a holistic and beautiful picture. We get to use child-centered, play therapy to help kids have fun, and while they’re at it, they get to work on what they need help with”

Lauren can be contacted at: lauren.o@spotsot.com