Emily Alter, CTRS
I graduated from Central Michigan University with my Bachelor’s of Applied Arts in Therapeutic Recreation. I have had numerous years of experience working as a CLS worker which led me to my passion of the benefits of Recreational Therapy. After completing two internships, one in geriatrics and one at Therapeutic Concepts, I began my career at Therapeutic Concepts. I enjoy teaching the adapted art classes each week. I look forward to working children and helping them reach their goals through Recreational Therapy.
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.
Jessica Brown, CTRS
Graduated from Central Michigan University receiving her Bachelors of Arts in Recreation, Parks & Leisure with a concentration on Therapeutic Recreation and a minor in Psychology; During her education, spent a year abroad working in special needs classrooms in South Korea. She has been a Certified Recreational Therapist since 2018 and working with Therapeutic Concepts since 2019.
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.
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.
Samual Gargulinski, CTRS
I received my degree in recreational therapy from Eastern Michigan University in 2014. I have been practicing recreational therapy since 2015 with children with developmental disabilities and individuals with traumatic brain injuries. I believe that a healthy and balanced leisure lifestyle can assist any individual with improving cognitive and emotional well being. I have experience in a wide variety of sports and activities, such as martial arts, gymnastics, yoga etc , and enjoy assisting others so can utilize whatever the activity they aspire to do.
Terry Hier, LMT
I am a graduate of Dorsey School of Massage Therapy in Madison Heights Michigan. I offer different types of modalities including; Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation), Hot Stone Massage, Tai Massage and Sports Therapy Massage. I enjoy the continued opportunity of working with children and adults with all abilities. In my free time I enjoy playing sports and music.
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.
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.
Amber Parrish, CTRS
I am a graduate from Central Michigan University where I studied psychology and recreation therapy. I work full time at a psychiatric hospital in Detroit, however also fulfill my passion for working with children who have disabilities in the community by providing services through Therapeutic Concepts. I strive to be a well-rounded CTRS that advocates for the importance of leisure and play to meet both mental and physical needs.
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.