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.
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.
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!