Child & Family Development Child & Family Development

March 18, 2015

addressing anxiety in occupational therapy

deepbreathKati Berlin, MS, OTR/L, occupational therapist at the Pineville office of Child and Family Development, completed expanded training titled ‚ÄúAnxiety Disorders in Children & Adolescents, Recognizing & Treating the Emerging Epidemic‚Äù.

Kati learned more about types of anxiety that are prevalent in childhood and adolescents, including techniques for managing it.  Concepts include self-regulation, self-calming strategies, breathing techniques, yoga, activities of interest, mindfulness and others.  She plans to apply this knowledge to her work, especially as a part of sensory processing intervention.  

Read more about sensory processing here

Our OT team consists of 8 licensed occupational therapists, rather than assistants or aides.  We are in-network with many insurance plans, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield NC, Cigna, Medcost, North Carolina Medicaid, Primary Physician Care and United Health Care.  Our clients also may pay privately and access out-of-network benefits.