Elizabeth received her degree in human services from Wingate University before earning her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Lenoir-Rhyne University. Elizabeth has been an Occupational Therapist since 2013, and her focus has primarily been on individuals – from infants to senior adults – with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, mental health diagnoses, and cognitive deficits. She has been deliberate in increasing her knowledge base in the areas of sensory integration, executive functioning abilities, coping strategies, emotional regulation, vision therapy, and traumatic brain injury. Elizabeth is certified in therapeutic yoga and pilates, in addition to having extensive training in meditation.
Animals have always been an important part of Elizabeth’s life. Growing up, she spent every summer on her grandparents’ farm, feeding and herding the goats. While in middle school, she had the great fortune of riding horses nearly every weekend on her best friend’s ranch. When she turned 16, Elizabeth asked her Dad for a horse instead of a car … and got a car.
Providing Occupational Therapy at Carolina Therapeutic Ranch is incredibly rewarding for Elizabeth. She loves being around horses again, and can see the calming effect the horses and the environment have on her clients. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her family (and their dogs, guinea pigs, and frog!), going for hikes, boating, and gardening.