Cindy Mackie, Registered Occupational Therapist
Putting the "fun" in functional for you and your children
I am a registered Occupational Therapist in good standing with the New Brunswick Association
of Occupational Therapists (NBAOT) and Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
(CAOT). I obtained a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from Dalhousie University.
Prior to this, I also graduated from Dalhousie University with an Honours Bachelor’s of Science
degree in Psychology.
Occupational Therapy at Conscious Counselling and Wellness can help your child learn skills to become resilient and overcome challenges they are facing. Your child’s life is made up of occupations. Occupation is another word for “activities you do in your daily life”. A child’s occupations includes playing, learning, and socializing. I offer a holistic, fun, and family-centred approach.
During therapy, I have a strong focus on collaboration between the child, caregivers, and myself. I provide cognitive, physical, emotional and social support to help your child develop into their best self.
Your child may need OT if they have difficulty regulating their bodies or emotions, difficulty with sensory processing, or difficulty with social interactions. Your child may have a diagnosis, or they simply may have difficulty in any area of typical development. OT can help your child become their best selves and learn the skills needed to live a fulfilling life.
Areas of focus:
- Achieve developmental milestones (For example: progression from sit, to crawl, to walk)
- Increase attention and ability to follow simple instructions
- Develop the ability to eat, drink, wash, toilet, and dress independently (self-care)
- Develop peer social skills: sharing, taking turns, productive communication
- Playing with toys
- Following home & school routines
- Ability to cope with challenges or changes
- Calming strategies
- One-on-one sessions with children (in clinic or video-call)
- Home-based services (Observation, consultation with family, direct therapy)
- Parental consultations via phone or video-call (single session or on-going support)
How to get started?
Start with a free 15-minute consultation to help determine if OT is right for you and to answer your questions.
~1 hour, $150
Includes: parent/child interview, observation and assessment (in-home or clinic), documentation, and creation of preliminary plan
Follow up sessions
~ 1 hour: $125 (Home-based, Clinic, or Teletherapy)
30 minute: $80 (Parental coaching/ Consultation)
Children’s anxiety, low-interest, or lack of engagement at home, school, or the community can be due to a lack of skills in different areas. I’m here to help those underlying causes!
Contact me today by calling 506-230-4105, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to
discuss goals, the present situation, and develop an individualized plan.
I draw upon principles of
neuroscience, sensory integration, developmental frameworks, and cognitive-behavioural
frameworks based on each client’s needs.
Lastly, providing trauma-informed is incredibly
important to me, as is honouring the mind-body-spirit connection.