Lexi Parker Santos
MS, OTR/L, Owner, Therapy Director, Author
Lexi Santos is a licensed occupational therapist who has worked with children for over ten years as both an occupational and behavior therapist in school, home, clinical, NICU, and hippotherapy settings. She strongly believes in treating children with a holistic approach where biological, behavioral, and contextual factors are all considered in treatment. She strives to honor the individual nature of each child and their family's unique value system when designing programs and implementing treatment. In her spare time Lexi loves hiking, yoga, and spending time outdoors with her two daughters and crazy dog.
Completed course work and certifications include:
Reflex Integration to Support Education
MNRI® Dynamic and Postural Reflex Pattern Integration
Hippotherapy I & II
Vital Links Therapeutic Listening & Astronaut Training
Practical Sense in Sensory Integration
Theoretical Foundations of Sensory Integration
Handwriting Without Tears
SOS Approach to Feeding
Feeding the 6-16 Month Old
NOMAS Infant Feeding
Certified in Infant Driven Feeding
Certified Lactation Counselor
Certified in Infant Massage
Lia is a licensed occupational therapist who has worked with children for 8 years in schools, hospitals, homes and clinics. Lia graduated with her bachelor’s degree in human services and a concentration in applied behavior analysis from Northeastern University. She received her doctorate in occupational therapy from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions (MGH IHP) in Boston, MA. She is a strong believer of using a family-centered approach to work with every families unique needs. She has experience using the Social Thinking, Handwriting without Tears, Zones of Regulation and Alert Program. In her free time, Lia loves to travel, cook, and hike, bike and camp in the outdoors.
Crystal is a licensed and board-certified occupational therapist who has experience working with children and adults in a variety of settings including schools, private clinics, early intervention programs, and outpatient programs. Crystal has a bachelor's degree in Communicative Disorders and minored in Special Education. She received a Master's degree in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University. She firmly believes in taking a holistic and family-centered approach to help her clients develop the tools needed to achieve their goals. She has experience implementing a variety of sensory strategies, Handwriting without Tears, Zones of Regulation and Alert Program, and TEACCH program. She is also certified in the SOS Approach to Feeding. In her spare time, Crystal loves to travel, swim, bake, and spend time with her family.
Nathalie is a licensed occupational therapist who has experience working with children in hospitals, private clinics, homes, and via telehealth video. Nathalie has a bachelor's degree in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach and is Board Certified in Behavior Intervention. She received her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Washington University School of Medicine in Louis. Nathalie won the Occupational Therapy Research Excellence Award from her graduating class. She also presented her research at the American Occupational Therapy Association Conference in 2018. Nathalie firmly believes in the importance of collaborating with families to help her clients reach their goals. She has experience using sensory-based strategies, the ALERT Program, and the Zones of Regulations. In addition, Nathalie completed continuing education courses on pediatric complex feeding issues. In her spare time, Nathalie loves to hike trails, learn new languages, and spend time with family and friends.
Kelly is a licensed and certified occupational therapist with 10 years of experience working in pediatrics. She earned her Masters of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University and her bachelor degree in Human Development from University of California San Diego .
Kelly has experience working with children with a broad range of abilities and diagnoses in various settings. She is a certified provider for Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), Therapeutic Listening, and has training in visual vestibular treatments, Handwriting Without Tears, and the Therapressure Program for sensory defensiveness. Kelly has a special interest in working on self-regulation and social skills for kids, especially in peer group opportunities. She has extensive training in Social Thinking® courses and The Zones of Regulation®. Additionally, Kelly is very interested in supporting children with feeding difficulties and expanding diets for picky-eaters after being trained in the SOS Approach to Feeing and SMILE courses.
She enjoys building trusting, collaborative relationships with her clients and their families, tailoring therapy to meet their individual needs. A compassionate and energetic approach helps Kelly draw the most from her kids and encourages independence, connection, and growth.
She lives in Half Moon Bay and enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two kids.
Esmeralda is a Half Moon Bay native and has lived on the Coastside her whole life. She's always had a passion for working with children from diverse backgrounds and ages and has spent a lot of time taking care of children, ensuring that each child receives the best care and love that he or she deserves. Esmeralda has over 10 years of experience working after-school and childcare programs. She believe in providing a safe and supportive environment for all kids to grow in. In her spare time, Esmeralda enjoys working out, reading, shopping, going for long hikes on the beach trails, and playing with her son.