Christine was born in Houston and had the opportunity to grow up in parts of South America until her family settled back in the Houston area. Christine’s passion for occupational therapy grew after spending time volunteering at a pediatric clinic where she spent time building relationships and watching kids grow through the art of play.
Christine earned her Masters of Occupational Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch and her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a minor in psychology at Texas A&M University. She completed her last fieldwork rotation in San Antonio, TX and decided to stay there after graduation. Christine then landed a job at a pediatric clinic where she worked with children diagnosed with Autism, ADHD, ODD, Developmental Delays, and genetic disorders. It was there that she was first exposed to DIR/Floortime strategies through a continuing education course and was blown away by the impact this approach and associated techniques have on any child. Christine was also trained in the Sequential-Oral-Sensory Approach to Feeding which takes a positive approach to feeding through play. After a few years of practicing in San Antonio, she decided to return to her hometown to continue her journey with Foundations Pediatric Therapy.
In her practice, Christine emphasizes getting to know the individual differences of each child and building on all relationships to expand on those developmental opportunities. Through this practice, she has found that functional independence and participation in meaningful activities can be reached.
When not practicing, Christine enjoys making memories with her husband, Matt and daughter, Camila. She also enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends.