Address: Los Angeles, CA
Service Offerings: Areas of specialization include:
- Post-accute transitions (i.e. inpatient rehab to home)
- Chemical dependency,
- Muscular and neurologic conditions
- Chronic pain
- Sleep problems
- Stress management
- Mental health, traumatic and acquired brain injury (including stroke and cerebral palsy).
Business Hours: Weekdays 9am-4pm and by appointment
Preferred way to contact: Email, Phone call, Text
SOLE PROPRIETOR, OT MEG (MEGAN ATKINSON MA, OTR/L)
Whole-person * Person-first * Client-centered * Individualized * Occupational Therapy
Megan started on this journey as a kid with her own issues - vision, attention, and memory problems, anxiety, bullying, depression. A high school summer job as a dance teacher for children with special needs was her first, of many, opportunities to help others facing challenges in life. Megan chose the path of occupational therapy because it combines many of her interests such as neuroscience, physical and mental health, and therapeutic movement with a whole-person approach.
She is currently pursuing her doctorate in occupational therapy in order to learn from and contribute to the science of sensory strategies and body based therapy.
ABOUT OT MEG
Occupational therapy is a holistic approach to change in that it looks at the whole person who seeks recovery, rehabilitation, or change towards greater wellness. The occupational therapist collaborates with you to identify challenges and resources that may need to be overcome or accessed in order to realize physical and mental goals for a more meaningful, productive life.
Please take a look at my website and contact me for a consultation to learn about how we might work together to create an easier, healthier, more fulfilling lifestyle.
What does well-being mean to you?
To me, well-being is about balance. If I feel fulfilled, satisfied, or simply content at the end of a day, it’s because my life is in balance. Body is tired along with mind and ready for rest. I’ve been productive and also made time for self-care and leisure. I’m not worried about what tomorrow holds because I’m as prepared as I need to be. I strive for balance and helping others to achieve it as well.
How did you get started in this work?
My start in OT was very much influenced by my mother who was a Head-start teacher, then an incredible, creative full-time mom, and later a home health care provider. She convinced me to teach dance classes to a Head-start group one summer when I was 15. That’s when I knew I had to do this kind of work, but I went in circles before finally finding my purpose, my path, my true calling - I’m still “finding” it every day!
Why do you want to be part of under the Baobab?
I want to be a member of this community of helpers and healers because I believe in the founder and her vision for this community... and I believe I was a big wise tree in a past life.