Hello and welcome!
I’m Kim, a private practice Recreation Therapist in Toronto, Ontario, passionate about improving quality of life for individuals through meaningful leisure.
I have passion for helping people and empowering others to live a full life despite any barriers or obstacles. I can’t imagine myself doing anything else – that’s because I used to, and I left it behind. After university, I worked in marketing and communications for over four years! Quite the departure from Recreation Therapy and healthcare in general, I know. But once I discovered this field, I knew it was for me.
Recreation Therapy was a no-brainer: I get to help people get well by doing things they enjoy? Sign me up! I’ve always been involved in leisure pursuits throughout my life (including hiking and the outdoors, dance, fitness, and DIY) and was inspired to empower others to do the same.
To date, I’ve worked in long-term care as well as hospital and rehabilitation settings, and – of course – am now pleased to meet my clients in the community, their homes, and various living facilities. I have experience providing Recreation Therapy to adults and seniors across a wide range of physical and cognitive challenges, including: various dementias and Alzheimer’s disease, developmental disabilities, acquired brain injury, Parkinson’s Disease, and varied mental health diagnoses.
I currently serve the city of Toronto, Ontario, and meet my clients in the community, their homes, and in various living facilities.
One-to-one, personalized Recreation Therapy is at the core of what I do and how I’m able to provide my highest level of my care and service.
My approach to Recreation Therapy is grounded in the individual. I assess my client in-depth on their leisure preferences, patterns, past and future interests, strengths, barriers, attitudes, diagnoses, support systems, functional abilities…you get the picture, I do my research! Together we then establish tailored goals and a schedule of sessions.
My absolute favourite part about working one-on-one with a client has to be finding what “lights their fire.” Everyone has something that they love, that brings a sparkle to their eye or gets them chatting endlessly. I feel my job is to discover what that is and help them achieve it. (Read more about the services I provide to reach those client goals here!)
I feel privileged to be helping individuals overcome barriers, engage in meaningful leisure, realize a more fulsome quality of life, and most importantly, regain a sense of choice and joy in their treatment journey to live their life in full.
If you would like to connect with me to learn more or book a consultation for yourself or a loved one, I’m happy to hear from you! You can email me directly here.