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About Caitlin

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

Caitlin brings over ten years of experience in education, healthcare, and movement to her practice. She is proficient in multiple therapy methods, including:

  • Sensory Integration Therapy
  • Handwriting without Tears
  • Therapeutic Listening
  • Neurodevelopmental Technique (NDT)
  • Yoga for the Special Child
  • Forrest Yoga

Caitlin earned her Master's degree from 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. She has worked in the the clinic, home, and school settings. She now provides private occupational therapy services in and around Park Slope. 

By combining traditional therapeutic methods with yoga, dance, and music, Caitlin is able to connect with children and adults alike to facilitate engagement, exploration, integration, and growth. 


What people are saying...

  • 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.
    — Suzy, mom of Declan
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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