Meet Our Occupational Therapists

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Celeste James

M.S. OTR/L

 

Celeste was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and relocated to Denver in 2019. She earned her undergraduate degree in Recreational Therapy from Central Michigan University and her graduate degree in Occupational Therapy from Wayne State University in 2017.

Celeste started her career in Detroit at Henry Ford Hospital, as well as at Sensory Systems Clinic (a private pediatric clinic). Celeste has always had a passion for working with children to support their development in areas of sensory processing, emotional regulation, fine motor, visual motor, and motor planning skills. Celeste’s professional interests include sensory integration and fine motor skill development.

For fun, Celeste likes to cook, hike, and travel. Her favorite place to travel is Costa Rica but her farthest trip was to Indonesia and Australia. Celeste also enjoys spending time at home with her fiancé and cats.

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Stacey Kesner

MOT, OTR/L

 

Stacey is originally from Wisconsin and graduated from Utica College, NY with a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy in 2016 and completed her Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology with a minor in Disability Studies at The Ohio State University in 2013. Prior to graduating, she has been involved in working with the special needs population in a variety of settings including the classroom, community/day camp, and private clinics.
Between undergraduate and graduate school Stacey worked as an ABA therapist, broadening her knowledge of a variety of therapeutic approaches.

Stacey has focused on pursuing professional development courses which offer training in the areas of Feeding Therapy, Sensory Processing, Self-regulation, Handwriting and Autism Spectrum Disorder.  She has completed the courses: SOS Approach to Feeding, Food Scientist Adaptation of the SOS Approach to Feeding, Talk Tools-Feeding Therapy Level 2, Zones of Regulation, Handwriting without Tears™, and Therapeutic Listening®.

Stacey believes in implementing a holistic, family-centered approach to treatment. Incorporating play-based and evidence-based models to therapy sessions offers the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children and to supply families with strategies and tools which promote their own success.

In her free time, Stacey enjoys yoga, running, reading and knitting. She also enjoys trying out new restaurants, traveling, camping and hiking with her husband.

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