Expanding Horizons occupational therapy
Providing Services to Children, Youth & Adults
Expanding Horizons Occupational Therapy
Expanding Horizons Occupational Therapy offers OT services to children, youth, and adults in the Ottawa and surrounding areas at our clinic, by telehealth, and at your home or school.
Occupational therapy is a regulated health care profession dedicated to working with clients using evidence-based practice to enable them to participate in meaningful activities while taking into consideration their home environment, culture, and community. Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective and wish to enable individuals by maximizing their independence in a meaningful way. Clients learn how to develop the appropriate skills in the areas of self-care, productivity and leisure that are necessary for living independent and satisfying lives.
Founder and Co-Owner, Meghan Topolnisky B.A., MScOT Reg (Ont.)
Social Work can help with
Exploring individual areas of difficulty and/or desired change and working with each person towards their goals and objectives to make the most out of life. Self-affirmation, social skills, self-regulation, self-compassion, stress/anxiety, depressive symptoms management, individualized practical strategies to learn to surf the waves of life and keep our feet on the ground; your goals become our goals and we collaboratively find the tools that work for you
Family Dynamics & Communication
Facilitating meaningful and respectful conversation, practicing constructive dialogue within the family team, encouraging quality family experiences, and exploring collaborative problem-solving. We tend to want the same things in the end- we also sometimes see different ways of getting there. Parent coaching/counselling sessions, structured interventions geared towards family and sibling harmony.
Mental Health & Wellness
Promoting and exploring holistic wellness and overall balanced life choices in its relation to mental health. Everybody and every body has different needs.
Routine-building & Life Skills
Working as a team to organize time for priorities, responsibilities, and fun- and working towards that sweet spot. Explaining ADHD to kids, teens and families, and providing practical tips and tricks to help facilitate success with day to day needs.
Understanding and appreciating one’s mental health realities for what it is- unique. Collaborating with parents, families, and school staff towards supporting the needs of each individual.
& So Much More!
What our clients say
“Expanding Horizons OT was highly recommended to us when we were seeking a professional working in the field of occupational therapy. They provide a nurturing learning environment with effective and continuous results. Our daughter always felt safe and the activities were always interesting and engaging. We saw a tremendous change in our daughter during her sessions at Expanding Horizons OT.”S.R.
“Expanding Horizons has helped changed our family dynamics. Over the last year Lauren has supported, worked and taught both me and my son strategies for self and co-regulation. She has equally sat with me in the hard moments and celebrated the small and big victories as we have tried to address the challenges my boy faces. Working together, communicating and building a relationship of trust has been my life line particularly in the pandemic. I am so grateful for the services and knowledge expanding horizons has to offer, they really are changing lives.”L.K.
“Expanding Horizons OT has helped my son in so many ways. They worked with him for many years and he has made many gains in his fine motor abilities. His confidence has sky rocketed! They have such an amazing way with him and he truly enjoys each session. They make his sessions so engaging and positive! “T.F.
“Meghan shows a level of compassion and understanding towards her clients and their families that is deserving of recognition. Her business is her passion and it really shows. It is also reflected in the caliber of the other members of her team that we have been lucky enough to work with. I have no hesitations recommending Expanding Horizons to families looking for an amazing occupational therapy program.”C.V.
“Since meeting Lauren 1 year ago she has become family. Helping us through everyday challenges with love. Thank you!”N.M.
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