Maria attended the University of Minnesota for her Masters of Occupational Therapy. She has worked in various fields of OT- from geriatrics in long term care and independent living settings to the acute care practice at Mayo Clinic and further training and practice with Mayo’s outpatient chronic pain program. Her passion is health and wellness and cognitive training and a holistic approach to treating clients to help them regain or reach full functioning in mind and body. She’s attended further training in the areas of relaxation/guided imagery and cognitive training to help a person develop wellness and maintain sharpness from a mental standpoint to help them achieve their full potential. She’s achieved certifications in being an anxiety management specialist and most recently added being a Heart Math practitioner to her OT practice. Maria also leads our OT practice team at EA and works to continue to promote community-based OT for adults and kids alike and provide fun new ways to offer our services.
At home, Maria stays busy with her husband, toddler son, and their two dogs who love to play a good game of ball and Frisbee. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors with family, listening to a good podcast, exploring alternative holistic methods of wellness, and working out at the local Burn Boot Camp gym.