Our Team of Occupational Therapists | Blossom Therapeutics
A Unique Team for Your Unique Child
We have built a team of therapists that understand that every child is unique and beautiful in their particular way. It, therefore, makes sense that each child's sensory responses to their environment and their day-to-day experiences will vary greatly.
The Blossom Therapeutics team is here to help you and your child make sense of the world around them so that they can thrive and Blossom--unhindered by outside pressures.
MEET THE PRIMARY TEAM
Jenny Johnson, Occupational Therapist, Founder
Jenny is the founder and owner of Blossom Therapeutics and has been practicing occupational therapy for over 25 years. Her breadth of diverse experience as an occupational therapist has helped her develop a unique and holistic approach.
Jenny's passion for ongoing learning and continuing education has led her to obtain extensive training in a variety of therapeutic interventions, and have guided her practice as a pediatric occupational therapist. In addition to her passion for ongoing education in her field, Jenny has been mentored by several leading experts in the field of occupational therapy, including Lucy J. Miller of the Star Institute, and Teresa May-Benson of the Spiral Foundation.
Jenny is trained in the administration of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test and has completed Level I and II mentorships with Lucy J. Miller at the Star Institute. She has completed her Floortime/DIR certification through the Profectum Foundation, the Safe and Sound Program by Dr. Stephen Porges, Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding (S.O.S.), Handwriting Without Tears, The Alert Program, Integrated Listening System Program, Neuro-developmental Technique Certification, and more.
Jenny has a remarkable core team that supports the clients of Blossom Therapeutics. In 2019, Jenny partnered with Cindy Hatch-Rasmussen, Pam Saul and Cynthia Lundy to create Blossom Collaborative. In addition to her plethora of experience in occupational therapy for children, Jenny is also a passionate yogi. She's discovered benefits for her practice through mindfulness training and yoga practice. Most importantly, Jenny is a doting mother of two incredible children and finds endless learning opportunities through her parenting journey.
Rebecca has been passionate about serving the pediatric community for over ten years. She gained much of her experience while serving in the outpatient clinic at Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. She went on to work with several different school districts providing therapy services in Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Washington before joining Blossom Therapeutics in Bend, Oregon.
Rebecca received her Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Hanover College in Indiana, and then her Master's of Science in Occupational Therapy at Colorado State University in 2007. Her experience as a school-based Occupational Therapist has given her insights into the challenges children often face in an academic setting.
Rebecca has advanced training in the How Does Your Engine Run (Alert) program, the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum, and Designing Effective Sensory Diets. She has been certified in the Integrated Listening System and the Safe and Sound Protocol. Rebecca has also completed an Intensive Mentorship at the STAR Institute -- a center dedicated to research, education, and the treatment of sensory processing disorders. Rebecca is committed to helping children reach their highest potential.
Outside of occupational therapy, Rebecca enjoys being outdoors, soaking up the Central Oregon sunshine and spending time with her husband and two children.
Rebecca Rudolph, Occupational Therapist
Nicole joined the Blossom family in the fall of 2018, where she puts her creativity and engaging personality to good use. Nicole works closely with Jenny Johnson and specializes in treatments using a collaborative and holistic approach.
Having grown up in Central Oregon, Nicole is closely connected to the community. She is an integral part of Blossom Therapeutics' growth. She is passionate about growing the Blossom client base through increased team support to reach more local families. Before joining the field of therapy, Nicole worked with children through the Opportunity Foundation, DHS, and has her Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science, with a minor in Psychology through Oregon State University Cascades.
In her free time, Nicole can is usually outdoors enjoying the natural beauty of Central Oregon or spending time with animals. She is also a passionate artist, and her work is shown throughout Central Oregon at local boutiques, or on her social media artist profile.
Nicole Oelkers, Occupational Therapist Assistant
Sarah Linden, MOT, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist
Sarah comes to Blossom Therapeutics with extensive pediatric experience in a variety of settings including private practice, hospital-based outpatient, acute care, and a number of schools. She earned a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern Maine and has focused her career on working with children with disabilities.
Sarah has chosen to complete continuing education focused on feeding therapy interventions, autism, and emotional regulation. She is passionate about working with children on the autism spectrum, and believes in taking a sensorimotor approach to play, learning, and feeding. Sarah most enjoys working through the unique qualities that each child manifests. She is passionate about offering families the support they need to help children reach their goals.
In her free time, Sarah enjoys skiing, traveling, reading, cooking, and spending time with her two daughters and two dogs.
Becky Grass, COTA/L
Becky comes to Blossom Collaborative as an Occupational Therapy Assistant with an educator background, having taught high school mathematics and coaching sports for 7 years. She moved to Bend in 2011 when her husband accepted a position at Bend Research, now Lonza. Becky embraced this move as an opportunity to be a stay-at-home mom until her children were school-age. Over the course of the next 5 years Becky became passionate about early childhood intervention and working with children outside of the classroom to help facilitate learning and engagement.
Becky earned a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art with minors in Mathematics and Biology from Scripps College in California, and holds a single subject teaching credential in Mathematics from California State University - East Bay.
Becky enjoys mountain biking, skiing and backpacking with her family. She loves watching her children explore new interests and adventure in this amazing piece of our world. She wishes she could grow vegetables like she did in Berkeley, CA, however she is content harvesting a handful of tomatoes and raspberries every year!