Helena has completed a bachelor’s degree in Behavioural Neuroscience (BSc), and a Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) at the University of British Columbia. Prior to becoming an Occupational Therapist, she spent several years working with children and youth as a one-on- one support worker in summer camp settings. Helena then spent two years working as an employment consultant for adults with developmental disabilities, where she provided job coaching to help individuals find, adapt, and maintain employment in the competitive workforce. These experiences led Helena to become passionate about helping individuals to realize their full potential – leading her to pursue a career in Occupational Therapy.
Helena had experience working in early intervention pediatrics on a fieldwork placement during her OT degree. Since graduating from the program she has worked with adults with a variety of diagnoses in acute care at Peace Arch Hospital. She also completed some additional part-time pediatrics work in a private clinic where she fostered a passion for helping children to achieve their goals and participate in meaningful activities.
Helena deeply values practicing with a holistic, family-centered, and strengths-based approach. She is interested in areas such as sensory processing and self-regulation, self-help skills (ie. toileting, feeding), environmental adaptations, and fine motor skills. In her spare time, you’ll find Helena paddleboarding at the beach, going for a hike, curled up with a good book, or working on a creative project.