Allison Cicotte, CTRS
I graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation. After completing two internships, one in geriatrics and the other in developmental disabilities in a community setting, I began my career with Therapeutic Concepts. What I love most about recreation therapy is building and improving skills through tasks and games.
RoseMary Dahl, CTRS
I am a graduate of Grand Valley State University with my major in TR and minor in Psychology. I have been a CTRS since 2017. I have much experience with kids with autism, and especially enjoy the arts and therapeutic horseback riding.
Audrie Dalman, CTRS
I graduated from Central Michigan University in 2018 with a major in recreational therapy and a minor in psychology. Prior to graduation I completed my internship working with individuals who have traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. I since have been working with the geriatric population, and I am excited to begin my career at Therapeutic Concepts. I have a love for crafts, creativity, and working with others to reach their goals!
Tricia Forgash, CTRS
I graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Recreational Therapy. I completed my internship at Children’s Hospital of Michigan and St.Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center. Following these experiences, I knew that I wanted to provide services for children. Before joining Therapeutic Concepts in July of 2017, I worked at Methodist Children’s Home Society and provided services to hundreds of children with emotional impairments for over 13 years. With Therapeutic Concepts I have thoroughly enjoyed working with both the kids in the waiver program and adults with TBI. I have had training in BAL-A-VIS-X, Brain Gym, and RMT and am able to incorporate these specialized techniques into my sessions. When not working with clients I am busy helping out in the office.
Samantha Garcia, CTRS
I graduated from Central Michigan University with a major in Recreational Therapy and a minor in Child Development. I did a lot of volunteer work in college within the community for developmental disabilities and in several nursing homes. I became certified through NCTRC in May of 2021 and have worked with Therapeutic Concepts since! I love being able to build and improve skills with my kiddos while utilizing different recreational activities to make them smile and laugh!
Brandon Hoenicke, CTRS
I graduated from Central Michigan University and became a CTRS in December of 2014. I did my professional internship with Therapeutic Concepts and absolutely loved it. My first 2 years in the field I worked as an activity director at various rehab facilities working with mostly the geriatric population. Providing activities which improved quality of life everyday. In November of 2017 I chose to return back to Therapeutic concepts. I work with mostly Autism and Down syndrome population now providing in home care and community as well.
Caylie Hosey, CTRS
Graduated from Central Michigan University in 2019 with her Bachelors of Science in Therapeutic Recreation and minor in Psychology. Caylie has experience working with children with Cerebral Palsy and has been a Certified Recreational Therapist, working with Therapeutic Concepts since 2019.
Amanda Kline, CTRS
I graduated from Central Michigan University in 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation. I became a CTRS in August of 2020. I completed my internship at Special Tree Rehabilitation working exclusively with children that sustained traumatic brain injuries from motor vehicle accidents. I have lots of experience with children and autism, as well as clients of all ages. I look forward to helping my clients reach their goals using Recreational Therapy!
Renee McGarry, CTRS, CDP
I graduated from Central Michigan University in 2012 with a BAA in Therapeutic Recreation. During my time at Central Michigan University, I had various volunteer experiences in nursing homes, leading physical activities clinics for adults with moderate to severe cognitive impairments, assisting with Michigan Adaptive Gold Clinics, and working with clients with chronic mental health issues. I became certified through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) following my internships at Burcham Hills Retirement Community and Hope Network Rehabilitation Services in East Lansing, MI. Throughout my career as a CTRS, I have worked with the TBI population leading in-house and community based recreation programs, geriatrics planning and leading recreational programs and community outings for residents on a dementia unit, in sub-acute rehab, and in long term care. I also in March 2015 became a Certified Dementia Practitioner through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.
Samantha Osterhout, CTRS
Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Central Michigan University majoring in Recreation, Parks & Leisure services administration with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation; She has been a Certified Recreational Therapist since 2010. Specializes in using swimming and aquatics, has experience with a range of persons with disabilities from Traumatic Brain Injuries to autism and mental health. She has been working with Therapeutic Concepts since 2018.
Kaitlin O’Mara, CTRS
Graduated from Eastern Michigan University with her Bachelor’s degree in Recreational Therapy and has been a Certified Recreational Therapist working with Therapeutic Concepts since 2013. Kaitlin has experience swimming and running as well as working with a range of children and adults with disabilities.
Amber Rector, CTRS
Graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelors of Science in Therapeutic Recreation, becoming a Certified Recreational Therapist in 2016. Has experience serving individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries with a focus on behavioral medicine and cognitive impairments via the arts and other outlets. She has been working with Therapeutic Concepts since 2017.
Kimberly Sloan, LMT
I am a graduate of Irene’s Myomassology Institute located in Southfield Michigan. I bring years of experience under my belt. I offer different types of modalities including; Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Pre -Natal Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Thai Massage and Chakra Balancing Massage. My specialty is working with children and adults who suffer from Traumatic Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy and Autism. I am a kind and caring person who takes pride in my profession and enjoy helping my clients. My mission is to tackle everyday pain, stress, achy muscles from pain to relief.
Interned with Therapeutic Concepts from Jan-April 2021. Graduated from Central Michigan. In addition to her time, talent and care she planned and organized a virtual camp for TC focusing on social skills and leisure education. And she still volunteers with Therapeutic Concepts, Thank you Samantha!
Intern from Jan-May 2021, graduate of Eastern Michigan University. In addition to her commitment and therapeutic skill, Allyssia formed an invaluable resource consisting of virtual activities for Recreational Therapists to use with Clients. She still Volunteers with Therapeutic Concepts, Thank you Allyssia!