Caitlin LaRussa is a New York State licensed occupational therapist, public health practitioner, and yoga teacher. She is passionate about helping families grow and learn together. 

Caitlin brings over ten years of experience in education, healthcare, and movement to her practice. She is a graduate of Columbia University's dual degree program in occupational therapy and public health, where she specialized in population and family health. Caitlin is also a certified yoga teacher with advanced training in yoga for children with special needs. As an OT and yoga teacher, Caitlin has worked in the the clinic, home, and school settings. She now provides private occupational therapy services in and around Park Slope. 

As a yogi, dancer, and musician, Caitlin brings a rich background to her practice. By combining traditional therapeutic methods with yoga, dance, and music, she is uniquely able to connect with children to facilitate exploration and growth. She is passionate about helping clients make meaningful change in their lives. 

  • Caitlin is nothing short of extraordinary. She has helped our family so much.
    — Suzy, mom of Declan
  • In one home visit, Caitlin was able to identify multiple strategies that we could use immediately. As a result, our routines have improved, and most importantly, we are able to enjoy our time more as a family.
    — Sarah, mom of Nora
  • Caitlin evaluated our daughter for sensory processing disorder. We were so relieved to finally understand all differences we had been noticing, and to have some ideas for how we could help her going forward.
    — Emilia and Dave, parents of Fiona
  • Caitlin is a talented, sensitive and skilled yoga instructor/occupational therapist.
    — Dr. Emily Raphael-Greenfield, Assistant Professor, Programs in OT, Columbia University
  • Caitlin is able to create a fun and relaxing yoga experience that is accessible and rewarding for each participant.
    — Rosa Kessler, MS, OTR/L
  • I sought OT for my 4 year old son due to self-regulatory difficulties and fine motor weakness. Caitlin’s kind and patient demeanor made her ideal to work with my very active son who requires a frequent, calming influence.
    — Mom in Brooklyn, NY
  • Caitlin easily engaged my son in the exciting sensory activities like swinging and crashing, but was also able to get him to engage in the less desirable fine motor activities, which he will often refuse.
    — Mom in Brooklyn, NY
  • Thank you, Caitlin, for working with my son's school staff to craft a sensory diet with many activities he could do at home and at school to help him work towards more independent self-regulation.
    — Mom in Brooklyn, NY