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

Krista L. Simon

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

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

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

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, Self-Regulation, Attachment and Trauma work 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 area, and continues to implement treatment modalities such as Therapeutic Listening, the Safe and Sound Protocol, and Rhythmic Movement Training.

Nathalie has 19 years of experience as a bilingual French/English Occupational Therapist working with children with special needs.  She has worked extensively with children on the autism spectrum, as well as children with mental health challenges, learning disabilities, down 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.  Nathalie has three daughters that keep her busy 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 while spending time with her husband and son Charlie. 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,  a Therapeutic Listening Provider as well as Interactive Metronome Certified. 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

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.  She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.

Tammy Day

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Tammy Day is a Speech-Language Pathologist at Achieve Therapy Centre. She has a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from McGill University. She also holds a Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics from Carleton University with a Minor in German. Tammy is licensed through the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) and is a member of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC).

Tammy has experience working with children with speech sound disorders, expressive and receptive language delay, literacy impairments, stuttering, and developmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and Down syndrome.

Tammy values continuing education throughout the lifespan and regularly attends webinars, workshops, and conferences to ensure the highest level of patient-centred care through up-to-date evidence-based practices.

Tammy loves children and individualizes her therapy to each child’s unique interests and needs.

When she is not working at Achieve, Tammy loves spending time with her husband and six kids.

If she can find free time, she spends it jogging, gardening, and baking.

Caitlin Elmslie

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Caitlin Elmslie is an Occupational Therapist at Achieve Therapy Centre. She graduated from the
University of Toronto with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy and also holds a Master
of Arts in Dance. Caitlin has a passion for the use of movement strategies to promote
engagement and regulation, and to build body awareness and motor skills. Caitlin provides both
individual occupational therapy sessions as well as joint therapy alongside an SLP. She has
received training and certification in the Safe and Sound Protocol and Interactive Metronome.

Caitlin is a certified Pilates Instructor and spends her spare time teaching Pilates, attending dance
classes, and exploring the outdoors with her dog Dylan.

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Michelle Mercier

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST   

Michelle Mercier is an English/French bilingual speech-language pathologist at 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

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 an Occupational Therapist at Achieve Therapy Centre. She graduated with a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from Queen’s University, and also holds a Bachelor of Science with a specialization in Kinesiology from Queen’s University. Jessica provides therapy both individually and joint with a speech-language pathologist at the clinic, addressing various areas of functioning including cognitive, emotional, sensory and physical. She is certified to provide Therapeutic Listening and the Safe and Sound Protocol. She also has clinical experience working with concussion populations.

Outside of work, she spends her time exploring Ottawa and its various walking/running paths and conservation areas. She enjoys playing various sports, hiking, spending time outdoors and travelling.

Hannah Brassard Lahey

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Hannah Brassard Lahey is one of the administrative assistants at Achieve Therapy Centre. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Ottawa. Hannah has worked as an administrative assistant in various settings for the past 4 years. Hannah lives in Gatineau with her husband, two cats, and dog. She enjoys spending time outdoors, reading, writing poetry, and many other hobbies. She looks forward to providing support to the clients and team at Achieve Therapy Centre.

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Krystyna Tremblay

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

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Paige Holmes

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

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