Owner & Director
Based in Sacramento
Carolyn has worked with children in a variety of settings, including school districts, in-home for early intervention services, hospitals and private clinics. She is experienced in working with children ages 0 to 18 with a variety of diagnoses. Her treatments have practical strategies for improving classroom participation and performance, sensory integration therapy, motor coordination intervention, self-regulation and social skills intervention, feeding intervention and handwriting intervention.
Carolyn strongly believes that treatment is most effective when the therapist, the child’s family and school work together to formulate goals using the child’s occupations (interests and/or motivators) and unique abilities as a means towards achieving those goals and raising the child's self-confidence and happiness.
Mandy has worked with children and families in a variety of settings throughout her career including schools, mental health agencies and the Juvenile Court system. Mandy believes that children and their families can benefit from a variety of support. Mandy is passionate about the needs of families and supporting those needs through quality treatment and education with the collaboration of parents, teachers and other helping professionals.
Mandy currently provides tele-health support services for families
Masters in Social Work from San Francisco State University
Licensed Clinical Social Worker #28681
Kat has 10+ years of experience teaching in preschools and afterschool programs. She loves working with children of all ages and abilities and is passionate about providing fun, developmentally appropriate, opportunities for children to learn, grow, and engage in the world around them. Kat joined Capital Kids as a volunteer, completing training hours as a prerequisite for graduate school where she plans to study Occupational Therapy. After completing her volunteer hours, Kat was hired to assist with the self-regulation and handwriting classes held at our clinic. She also provides administrative support to our team.
BA in Child Development from California State University, Sacramento in 2017
Administrative Assistant / Occupational Therapy Aide
Stephanie particularly enjoys working with young children to accomplish educational milestones. In addition to providing intervention for children, Stephanie loves teaching educators and parents about motor development and sensory processing through her educational workshop series. When she's not playing with children at work, Stephanie is frequently playing with her own children at home. She shares with families, "Parenthood has given me the insight that if something isn’t easy to incorporate into a daily routine, it simply won’t get done. In my home, I serve up writing practice and fine motor activities at mealtimes, pack it into car trips, and tuck it into bedtime routines. Adding things to the daily grind has become second nature to me. Like most parents, I am juggling a lot, so I especially like to share professional strategies that are easy, inexpensive, and fun for a parent or teacher to incorporate into their daily routines." Play is central in a child’s development, so at the very heart of everything she does, Stephanie helps young children develop individual skills through purposeful play.
Stephanie has over 17 years of experience as a practicing occupational therapist, holds a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California, and keeps current on the latest research and best practices.