Rachel Oliverio

OTR/LMS Occupational Therapy
Registered and Licensed, CA, WA
BA Elementary Education

I graduated from Mount Mary University in 2017 with a Master of Occupational Therapy degree, with advanced courses in pediatric therapy. Prior to that, I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in 2002 with a specialty in Kindergarten-8th grade literacy. My career has been dedicated to working with students, adults and their families throughout the lifespan in settings for early childhood, public and nonprofit schools, adult hospital rehabilitation and home health settings, and in pediatric teletherapy.

The most rewarding part of my work as an occupational therapist is the connection and care that becomes the context for the therapeutic relationship, growth and skill development with my clients. I highly value building relationships within a care team and the collaborative process of working with families and students in goal setting, treatment planning and approaches that are individualized and meaningful to them, and finding points of connection within areas of interest and need. My continuing education has followed my passion for supporting my neurodivergent students and families, educating and advocating for affirming approaches and trauma informed care. When I am not working, I enjoy time with my family, reading with a good cup of coffee or hot tea, painting, and long walks on a nature trail.

Treatment Approach

Strengths-Based Approach, Trauma Informed Care, Humanistic, Narrative


Pediatric Occupational Therapy, Neurodiversity Affirming Practice, Sensory Processing, ADLs, Visual Motor and Processing Skills, Fine Motor Skills, Social Emotional Development and Regulation

Joined GHS

Years in practice

Alma Mater

Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, WI

North Central University, Minneapolis, MN



Additional Certifications

BLS CPR Certification

The Sensory Capacity of Interoception 2024, Carrie Schmitt

Neurodiversity Affirming Therapy Summit 2024, Learn Play Thrive
– Courses in AAC for All, Sensory Affirming Strategies for Selective Eaters, Compliance or Connection, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Understanding the Autistic

Neurotype, Emergent Literacy, Interoception, Stress Steals Bandwidth

STAR Sensory Symposium 2023, STAR Institute
– Presentations in Research, Centering Client Perspectives, Praxis and Posture Integration through Movement, Cultivating Clinical Wisdom, Professional Reasoning

The Inside of Autism, Kieran Rose/STAR Institute

Neurodiversity-Affirming OT Practice 2023, Learn Play Thrive
– Courses in the areas of Disability Justice, AAC Essentials for OT, Gestalt Language Processing for OT, Interoception, Energy Regulation, Learning about Autism from Autistics

Pediatric Teletherapy Practice, Medbridge

Self Regulation in Children: Intervention through Interactive Lessons and Tools for Children

Healthy Bodies and Healthy Minds: Sensory Strategies for Promoting Wellness in Children

Dysgraphia: Helping Children Overcome Handwriting Difficulties, Medbridge

Coregulation and Sensory Safety, Greg Santucci and Kelly Mahler

Addressing Visual Processing Deficits in Children with SPD, Medbridge