Marissa P., MA, OTR/L

Marissa was previously the Owner/Director’s fieldwork student prior to joining the team as a licensed Occupational Therapist. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Marissa fell in love with pediatrics during her internship at a childcare center and knew she wanted to pursue a career that would support children’s development, joyful participation in daily activities, and overall well-being. Marissa pursued her Master of Art in Occupational Therapy from University of Southern California (USC). During graduate school, she worked as a research assistant in the Innovations in Neurodevelopmental Sensory Processing Research (insp!re) lab that works to advance the knowledge of early risk signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She is certified in Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding (SOS) and Beckman Oral Motor intervention methods. 

In Marissa’s free time, she enjoys playing board games, going to Disneyland, reading, watching movies, and spending time with her family and friends.