Amanda Alexander, CTRS
 
 
 Brian Cagle, CTRS
 

RoseMary Dahl, CTRS

My name is RoseMary Dahl Margarites, I am a Certified Recreational Therapist (since 2017 from the wonderful university of Grand Valley) and busy mom of two! In addition to providing 1:1 Recreation Therapy to children ages 4-17 with varying abilities, I implement Musc, Art and Exercise groups in-Clinic for adults and varying ages. I particularly value the therapeutic value of music and focus on communication skills with many of my clients. My pass-times and hobbies include running, drawing, singing and spending anytime outdoors with my toddler and husband.

Katie Dunkelberger, MT-BC Music Therapist, Board Certified

Katie graduated from The College of Wooster in Wooster, OH with her degree in Music Therapy and completed her clinical internship at Bridgeway Academy in Columbus, OH working with children with Autism and other developmental disabilities in a school setting. Some favorite interventions include music games, silly action songs, and improvisation. In addition to music, Katie enjoys kayaking, reading thriller novels, and relaxing with her cat, Rosie.

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.

Erin G, CTRS

 I graduated from Central Michigan with a major in Therapeutic Recreation and a minor in Psychology. I have been a CTRS since 2016 and began working at Therapeutic Concepts in 2021. Some of my favorite leisure hobbies include being outdoors, hiking with my dog, kayaking, reading, and playing bass. My interest and passion for Rec Therapy stems from watching my older sister thrive while receiving Recreation Therapy services growing up. Her therapists truly fostered her leisure interests, especially in bowling and figure skating which lead her to become an athlete in the special olympics.

Buffy Gerschick, M.A.T.

With 25 years of experience as a committed and caring Special Education Teacher, Buffy is an invaluable member of the Therapeutic Concepts Team! She provides quality group and individualized programming in-clinic for children of all ages (Social Skills, Sensory & Language, Preschool Language Skills, Handwriting Skills etc.!). She obtained her Masters in Arts of Teaching, qualified to teach children with cognitive impairments, learning disabilities & all subjects K-8 in a self-contained classroom 

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.

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.

Mikayla Rose, CTRS

Hi my name is Mikayla! I graduated from Central Michigan University (Fire Up Chips!). I majored in Therapeutic Recreation and minored in Psychology during my time there. My favorite leisure activities are board games, spending time outdoors, and hanging out with my friends!

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.

Renee Wolosion, MT-BC

Music Therapist, Board Certified

 

Our Interns

Samantha I,

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!

Allyssia M.

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!

Victoria Wendt