Owner, Founder, OTR/L
Laura is the owner of Bartlesville Hope Pediatric Therapy. She grew up in Bartlesville and fell in love with pediatric OT at the age of 15. Laura pursued her passion, graduating from KU Med, and has been in the pediatric field for over 26 years. She has had the privilege of walking alongside many families through the years and desires to serve this community she loves by building a therapy program that provides access for every child who needs therapy services as well as HOPE. Laura has extensive training in neurodiverse diagnoses, congenital birth diagnoses, trauma-based Reactive Attachment Disorder, developmental delays, ADHD, ADD, sensory processing difficulties, Floortime, and learning disabilities. Laura is a mom of four amazing, unique kids, one of which has Type 1 diabetes. Quirky fun facts: Laura loves to have her hands in the dirt with flowers/plants and also loves creating, painting, or coloring. She is also known to unexpectedly fall, trip, and walk into walls, doors, and other objects. Spilling drinks and flinging food are her specialties.
Catherine graduated from Occupational Therapy school in December 2021 and started at BHPT right away! She loves getting to build positive, developmental relationships with her patients and their families in order to help each child reach their full potential. Catherine especially enjoys targeting visual and emotional regulation difficulties and loves to see the strides her patients make in these areas. After doing a clinical rotation at BHPT in the summer of 2021, Catherine decided to join our team because of the amazing interdisciplinary collaboration and mentorship. In her free time, Catherine enjoys cooking, spending time with her husband, Ben, and snuggling with her dogs, Ruby and Nova.
Kristi has been an Occupational Therapist for almost 20 years and started at BHPT in April 2021. She thinks getting to watch children grow and progress happen in real time is the best thing about being an OT. Kristi especially enjoys tackling sensory processing because it is so different for everyone, and coming with individualized plans for each client is a rewarding challenge when you get to see progress. Kristi loves BHPT because of our awesome team! When she isn’t at work, Kristi likes to hike and play, coach, and watch sports.
Abby has been a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant at BHPT since November 2020. She loves how the clinic feels like a big happy family! As a COTA, Abby loves getting to develop sensory interventions, and making a difference in her clients’ lives. Abby likes to paint, hike, spend time with her family and friends, and is active in her church. Abby also loves spending time with her Golden Retriever, Gideon, and her cats, Coal and Copper.
Destinee has been bringing the fun to BHPT since she became a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant two years ago! A kid at heart, Destinee loves how creative she gets to be at work as a COTA. Since no two days look alike in the OT rooms, Destinee gets to learn about and grow in all her interest areas, like the DIR-Floortime Model, motor planning, and visual-perceptual skills. Destinee loves BHPT because of the fun, happy, and collaborative atmosphere in the clinic! A lover of sour candy and her espresso machine, Destinee also loves bonding with her kiddos over video games and sports – she played volleyball for 11 years!
Aspen has been a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant for 2 years, and has been on the BHPT team for about 18 months of that time. Aspen loves our team and our clients so much that she drives all the way from Broken Arrow to be with us! Making a positive impact and improving her clients' lives are Aspen’s favorite parts of being a COTA. Aspen particularly loves working with kids who have feeding difficulties and helping them try new foods. In her free time, Aspen paints and does photography (check out her amazing photos around the website!). She also speaks Spanish, and blesses our team daily with her many skills and talents!
Katie has been a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant since March 2020, and joined the BHPT team in September 2021! She has always known she wanted to work in pediatrics and loves using the DIR-Floortime Model to promote effective outcomes and build and restore skills in her clients. Katie also has a passion for developing compensatory and adaptive methods to increase her kiddos’ independence during play and in all areas of life! BHPT has a special place in Katie’s heart because of the community our clinicians and families have built. When she isn’t at work, Katie loves to spend time with her husband and go running and hiking with her Australian Shepherd/Yellow Lab mix, Sandy. She also likes to read and spend time with her family.