Krista L. Simon, MA CCC-SLP Reg CASLPO Photo

Krista L. Simon

MA CCC-SLP Reg CASLPO

Krista received a Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from SUNY in Buffalo in 2005. She has had the opportunity to work with many different populations from infants to the elderly. Krista embraces a team approach to therapy in which the parents play an integral role in the therapy sessions. Krista provides assessment and intervention in the following areas:

  • Speech and language disorders
  • Autism/PDD
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Reading and Writing
  • Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)
  • Oral-Motor Difficulties
  • Feeding and Swallowing
Nathalie Mabon, O.T. Reg. (Ont.)

Nathalie Mabon

O.T. Reg. (Ont.)

Nathalie received a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2002 from the University of Ottawa. Nathalie has developed a special interest for Sensory Processing and Sensory Integration principles and has sought out cutting edge research and treatment techniques through networking in the US. She is one of few Interactive Metronome certified therapists in the Ottawa, and one of a handful to offer the Therapeutic Listening program, including advanced Therapeutic Listening.

Nathalie has 15 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist working with children with special needs and has worked extensively with children on the autism spectrum, as well as children with learning disabilities, Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, ADHD, Developmental Coordination Disorder, and developmental delays. Though currently in private practice, past experiences include working in the publicly funded CCAC School Health Support Services program in Ottawa, Renfrew County and the Eastern Townships schools. She has presented to numerous groups and schools, and continues to do so. Nathalie has three daughters of her own and actively participates in projects to increase physical activity and development.

Elsa Fougere is an Occupational Therapist at Achieve Therapy Centre Photos

Elsa Fougere

Occupational Therapist

Elsa Fougere is an Occupational Therapist at Achieve Therapy Centre. She graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Masters in Health Sciences in Occupational Therapy in 2014. She has been working as an Occupational Therapist at Achieve Therapy Centre since January 2015.

Elsa works with clients for individual therapy and in a joint therapy capacity (alongside SLP) treating a variety of skill areas such as sensory processing/regulation, motor skills and executive functions. She also has experience working with the indigenous population. Elsa has received training and certification in Therapeutic Listening, the Safe and Sound Protocol and Interactive Metronome.

Elsa enjoys taking her dog Alfie to the dog park and playing board/card games. She also enjoys sports, having played both competitive soccer and ringette for over 10 years, as well as other sports in high school.

Katie Walsh, Occupational Therapist with Achieve Therapy Photo

Katie Walsh

Occupational Therapist

Katie Walsh is an Occupational Therapist at Achieve Therapy Centre. She graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Masters in Occupational Therapy. She is a certified Safe and Sound Protocol provider as well as a Therapeutic Listening Provider. She offers joint and individual occupational therapy sessions.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her dog, Lexi, at the dog park.

Sarah Fitzpatrick is a French English Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist at Achieve Therapy Centre Photo

Sarah Fitzpatrick

Speech-Language Pathologist

French English Bilingual

Sarah Fitzpatrick is a French English Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist at Achieve Therapy Centre, who has a professional interest in language disorders, reading and writing difficulties, as well as voice and fluency difficulties. She graduated with a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Ottawa. She is currently working with Indigenous and trans populations, with a commitment to increasing service accessibility to underserved populations. Sarah also has experience in stroke rehabilitation and swallowing disorders.

When not working, Sarah can be found playing bass with bands around Ottawa or playing board games with friends.

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Emily Emerson

Speech-Language Pathologist

B.Sc. Hons., M.S.Ed., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Emily is a Speech-Language Pathologist with a Masters of Science in Education degree from The College of Saint Rose in Albany New York. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Human Kinetics and Family and Child Development from the University of Guelph.

Emily has experience working with children and adults who have a range of needs including articulation, cognition, fluency, language, literacy, motor speech, social communication, swallowing, voice disorders and transgender voice modification, and those with developmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Emily’s person-centered approach to therapy ensures that the treatment plans are individualized to each client and goals are created based on unique needs. Emily incorporates play-based intervention, sign, visuals, functional tasks, and many other approaches in her intervention plans. In addition, evidence-based practice is critical to Emily’s assessment and treatment of communication disorders. Emily also encourages regular collaboration with family members, care providers, and other professionals to ensure high quality services for her clients.

Emily enjoys staying active by figure skating, playing volleyball, and exploring new areas of the city!

Kristina Klinovski, Occupational Therapist at Achieve Therapy Photo

Kristina Klinovski

Occupational Therapist

Kristina Klinovski is an Occupational Therapist at Achieve Therapy Centre. Since graduating from the University of Ottawa in 2014, she has worked with a variety of clientele, ranging from children to adults, and from quiet First Nation communities, to busy urbanized hospital settings. She currently works one-on-one with children to help form their foundational skills in sensory regulation, visual processing, gross motor and fine motor development. By adapting intervention plans to meet the needs of their specific diagnoses, she encourages children and their caregivers to grow and advance at their personalized speed. Combining a love for teaching children’s yoga, telling embarrassingly cheesy jokes, and showing off her cartoonishly bad drawing skills, she aims to make every child laugh and feel confident during their sessions.

Outside of work, you can find her awkwardly smiling at all the dogs out for a walk.

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Michelle Mercier

Speech-Language Pathologist

English-French bilingual

Michelle Mercier is an English-French bilingual speech-language pathologist working for Achieve Therapy Centre. She received a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Western University. She also holds an Honours Bachelor in Health Sciences with a minor in Linguistics. Michelle is licensed through the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO). Michelle provides individual therapy sessions as well as joint therapy session in collaboration with an Occupational Therapist. Michelle has a professional interest in working with children with developmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome etc. She is dedicated to providing client and family centered care that is individualized to each client’s needs in order to help them realize their potential.

Michelle also marries her years of experience in dance and her love of working with children by teaching dance to children and adults.

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Shannon McGregor

Occupational Therapist

Shannon McGregor is an Occupational Therapist with Achieve Therapy Centre. Shannon graduated from Queen’s University with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. Shannon has a passion for working with children and youth and helping them reach their potential. She has been working with children of all abilities for over 10 years now. Shannon has previous experience working with individuals with traumatic brain injuries. She is currently working with indigenous populations, with a commitment to providing services to underserved communities.

In her spare time, Shannon enjoys playing with her English Bulldog puppy, Hank!

Richelle d’Entremont is a bilingual (French/English) occupational therapist photo

Richelle d’Entremont

Occupational Therapist

Bilingual (French/English)

Richelle d’Entremont is a bilingual (French/English) occupational therapist who is certified in various therapy modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interactive Metronome (IM), and Floortime. She completed her undergraduate degree in developmental psychology at Carleton University, and received her Masters degree from the University of Ottawa where she is currently a part time professor and PhD candidate.

On weekends, she enjoys going on walks in search of new coffee shops and spending time in the sun at the cottage. She is an East Coast native but has set firm roots in Ottawa with her spouse, son, and goldendoodle.

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Hailey Russell

Speech Language Pathologist

Hailey Russell is a Speech-Language Pathologist with a Masters of Science (Applied) – Speech-Language Pathology degree from McGill University. She also holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Carleton University. Hailey has experience working with children and adults with varying needs from Indigenous populations to children with complex behaviour challenges at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. She strives to bring humour to every session and support each individual and their family on their communication journey. Hailey is Lidcombe and MBSimp certified.

Hailey grew up in Northern British Columbia and moved to Ottawa to complete her undergraduate degree. Since moving to Ottawa she has adopted a cat and a dog who require endless amounts of attention and love. She also loves all outdoor activities from hiking to downhill skiing.

Jessica Leach

Occupational Therapist

Jessica Leach is new to the team! Information to be published soon.

Brooke Cornwall

Administrative Assistant

Brooke Cornwall is the administrative assistant at Achieve Therapy Centre. She is currently studying Neuroscience and Mental Health at Carleton University and striving to become a Speech-Language Pathologist.

Brooke is a certified spin instructor and enjoys being active in her spare time.