Alison graduated from McGill University in 2008. Alison started her career at Homewood Health Centre, before moving into private OT. In these roles Alison has had the opportunity to work with other amazing therapists within the OT field and other disciplines. It has been these collaborations that have taught her how to be a holistic therapist who tries to consider all aspects of the person and to work within a team.
Alison enjoys the continued learning that comes with being an Occupational Therapist. Over the course of her years as an OT, Alison has had further training in Sensory Integration, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Therapeutic Listening, Progressive Goal Attainment Program and more.
Alison is the director and primary OT at CATS Guelph. Along with Sue Wahl, Alison co-founded CATS in 2018. CATS offers a unique opportunity for independence and team collaboration. The ability to access other OTs in the field opens up a wealth of experience, resources, problem solving and mentorship. Therapists own and operate their own clinics, but belong to a supportive team of therapists, resulting in a balance of independence and team, supporting both the therapist and the clients.
As a member of the Guelph community Alison also participates in Ultimate Frisbee, women’s hockey, and lots of toddler play groups. She looks forward to working with you, your family and your team.