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 completed her Basic Course and Fellows Course in the DIR/Floortime Model of Development through Profectum Foundation.  She and her Blossom Therapeutics team are currently receiving training in FAN (Facilitating Attuned Interactions) to provide increased support to our Blossom families.

 

Jenny has a remarkable core team that supports the clients of Blossom Therapeutics. In 2019, Jenny was inspired to create Blossom Collaborative to host pediatric and family based practioners to better serve our Central Oregon community.  Cindy Hatch-Rasmussen with Northwest Therapy and Pam Saul of Saul Behavior are 2 of the original collaborators. 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. Rebecca has completed the Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to feeding.  She is also preparing to begin her Basic Course in DIR/Floortime through the Profectum Foundation.

 

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, M.S, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist

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. Sarah has completed trainings in the Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding.  She most recently completed her Basic Course in DIR/Floortime.  She is also certified in Integrated Listening System and Safe and Sound Protocol by Dr. Stephen Porges.

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. 

 

Since joining Blossom Therapeutics, Becky has completed her training in Integrated Listening System and Safe and Sound Protocol by Dr. Stephen Porges.  She looks forward to to beginning her Basic Course in DIR/Floortime through the Profectum Foundation. 

 

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!

Marit Brown, OTD, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist

Marit comes to Blossom Therapeutics with background experience as an occupational therapist in the school system with the High Desert Education Service District. Marit also has experience as a behavior therapist with training in ABA therapy from the Center for Autism and Related Disorders. Marit comes with a passion for supporting the pediatric population to help children and families live their best lives.

 

Marit earned her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, and went on to earn her Doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Marit completed her Doctoral Capstone Experience researching and creating a protocol for modified Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy for the outpatient pediatric population in Charleston, South Carolina.

 

Marit has training in the Zones of Regulation program, Handwriting Without Tears curriculum, and Star Autism Support program. Marit has been certified in the Safe and Sound Protocol and the Integrated Learning System. Marit is now certified in the Integrated Listening System and Safe and Sound Protocol.  She will soon begin her training in DIR/Floortime Method.

 

Marit enjoys hiking, a day at the lake, and spending time with her husband, dog, and two cats.