we see the full-picture of your child

COMPREHENSIVE MULTI-DISCIPLINARY CARE UNDER ONE ROOF

We're educators and caregivers at heart, which means we're constantly working on new ways we can support your child. We know your family's needs are diverse, and your care plan needs to be able to roll with the punches. That's why we're committed to offering a variety of modalities that help us address obstacles from multiple angles and treat the WHOLE child's physical, emotional, and mental being, not just an isolated issue. We see each patient as a complex puzzle who deserves dynamic, skillful, comprehensive care.

Maureen was fantastic in working with our son on increasing his gross and fine motor ability. Maureen is so adept at letting the kids come up with their own ideas and running  with them. Watching his strength and confidence increase over time was incredible to  watch.

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MAUREEN BENEDICT-LEE

occupational therapist

Maureen enjoys working with clients of all ages and abilities. She has experience working with children and young adults with autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing difficulties, motor delays, and difficulties with executive functioning including emotional regulation, organizing and attention in community, school and clinic environments. Maureen received her Master’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Southern California. She has received advanced training in sensory integration, and is certified to administer the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT). Maureen values a team approach with therapy, including parents in sessions to help carry OT strategies into the real world. When not at work she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family!

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DIEDRA PINE

occupational therapist

Diedra works with kids of all ages using a holistic approach and combining different strategies with a focus on motor development, communication, social emotional learning, and sensory processing skills. Diedra works with the whole family in the process of supporting a struggling child. Since graduating with her master’s degree from Pacific University’s School of Occupational Therapy, she has gained extensive experience with children including those with diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, sensory processing and regulation difficulties, emotional and behavioral challenges, and motor delays. She has practiced in several of Portland’s pediatric out-patient clinics, Early Intervention, and Shriners Hospital for Children. Diedra is a mother of two amazing children. When not working, you can find her spending time with her family.

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LARISSA PEIZER

speech language pathologist

Larissa believes therapy should be family-centered to promote the most success and progress in each child. She loves working with children of all ages as well as diagnoses and disabilities.  Her training and experience have focused on articulation and phonological disorders, expressive and receptive language disorders, social language disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, stuttering, tongue thrust, dysarthria/oral motor weakness, and executive functioning difficulties.

     Larissa is a Pacific Northwest native, originally from Seattle. She received her bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from The George Washington University and her Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Western Washington University. When she’s not working, she enjoys traveling, camping, and having fun with her partner and their dog. 

 
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EVA MA

occupational therapist

Eva brings over 34 years of experience in occupational therapy to Whole Circle.. She holds a B.S. in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California (USC), and is credentialed by the Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America, RESNA as an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP).  

Eva’s experience covers early intervention (ages 0-3), early childhood education (ages 3-5), students from elementary through high school age with special needs in a variety of environments. Eva has also dedicated time to projects in developing countries for families and children with disabilities. Eva enjoys working across cultures to train parents and therapists to improve meaningful engagement and increase participation of individuals with disabilities in their communities. 

 

Languages: English, Mandarin/Cantonese

 
Kids in Preschool

success stories

We loved working with Maureen! My daughter immediately felt a connection to her and  still asks to go to OT even though we have graduated. Maureen is kind, caring and has  patience that is otherworldly. OT was a new concept for us but the strategic games,  physical balance / strengthening activities and visual cues that Maureen introduced  really helped unlock my daughter and got her body and brain better connected. I left  with a better understanding of how my daughter learns and processes information.

MOTHER OF 8 YEAR OLD GIRL