Welcome to Potential Occupational Therapy
Personalized • Sustainable • Holistic
At Potential Occupational Therapy LLC, we help individuals optimize their lifestyle through the implementation of health-promoting activities, habits, and routines across all areas of life. Our overarching goal is to empower individuals to reclaim their life by taking control of their health and well-being through simple, sustainable, and holistic lifestyle optimization tactics and the art of intentional living.
We believe that there is power in using lifestyle as medicine. Together, we will evaluate the daily impact your medical diagnosis has on your sleep, energy, sensory regulation, morning/evening routines, habits around food and exercise, work engagement, stress management, emotional well-being, social connections, and more. We will work together to evaluate your current lifestyle and leverage your daily activities and habits to increase engagement in across all areas of daily life activities including your self-care, rest and sleep, work, leisure, education, social participation, and overall health management.
Potential Occupational Therapy is dedicated to helping you invest in yourself and in the healthcare you deserve. Our services are collaborative, inclusive, and affirming. Each session gives you one-on-one time with a Doctor of Occupational Therapy who is trained and skilled in helping you to understand, learn, develop, and implement new strategies to increase your health and well-being in across all areas of daily life.
Potential refers to the inherent ability, capability, or capacity for growth, development, success, or achievement in a particular context or situation.
It represents the untapped possibilities, opportunities, or future outcomes that can be realized or reached by an individual, organization, system, or entity.
Potential often implies the latent or unrealized qualities, skills, resources, or strengths that can be harnessed, cultivated, or leveraged to attain desired goals or outcomes. It suggests the underlying capacity or promise for improvement, advancement, or success, and it can be influenced by various factors such as effort, training, resources, circumstances, and external opportunities.
Assessing and maximizing potential often involves recognizing and capitalizing on existing strengths and opportunities, setting goals, and taking proactive steps to unlock and fulfill the envisioned possibilities.
What kinds of clients do you see?At Potential Occupational Therapy, we support primarily adult clients (18+) who are experiencing difficulties in daily life due to a mental or physical health diagnosis. Common diagnoses we support may include; ADHD, autism, PTSD, obesity, sensory processing disorder, depression, anxiety, neurodegenerative diseases, chronic pain, and more. Additionally, we can offer consultative support to parents who have children that demonstrate challenging behaviors related to their medical diagnosis. If you are interested in seeing if you are a good fit for our services, please feel free to set-up a free meet and greet today.
Do you see clients outside of North Carolina?At present, our occupational therapy services are exclusively available to individuals residing in North Carolina. We provide the option of tele-health calls as well as in-person visits at our Charlotte location.
What's the difference between occupational therapy and mental health counseling?Occupational therapy is focused on the "doing" aspect of an individual's life, and how your current medical diagnosis affects your day to day. Unlike mental health counselors, who primarily address emotional and psychological needs through talk therapy, occupational therapy employs a holistic approach. We support clients to integrate lifestyle changes and modifications in order to address their physical, cognitive, and emotional aspects of health and well-being.
What about insurance?Our practice operates independently as out-of-network providers and does not participate in insurance plans. We regretfully cannot accept clients who are beneficiaries of Medicare or Medicaid. To ensure transparency in our billing process, we kindly ask for full payment upfront. However, we do provide the option to request a SuperBill, which can be submitted to your insurance company for potential reimbursement. It is advisable to contact your insurance company prior to your appointment to inquire about coverage. Please note that reimbursement for our services is not guaranteed.
Do I need a referral for your occupational therapy services?In North Carolina, the direct access policy enables individuals to directly receive occupational therapy services without the need for a medical diagnosis or referral. Our practice fully adheres to this policy and welcomes clients from different backgrounds who may be dealing with a variety of conditions including but not limited to ADHD, autism, obesity, PTSD, sensory processing disorder, depression, anxiety, neurodegenerative diseases, chronic pain, and more.
I've never heard of occupational therapy. What's that?Occupational therapists are highly trained healthcare professionals who focus on promoting engagement in daily life activities for individuals who are having difficulty doing so as the result of an injury, illness, or disability. Occupations, in occupational therapy, are defined as the activities we do that make-up our daily life. Everything we do from the moment we wake up to the moment we go to bed can be considered an occupation. Sometimes our mental and physical health can impact our ability to engage in meaningful occupations independently or efficiently. Additionally, the occupations we choose to engage in have a direct impact on our health and well-being. At Potential Occupational Therapy, we understand that each individual is a unique being completed with varying experiences, cultures, abilities, desires, values, beliefs, resources, and environments. It is our overarching goal to leverage your daily occupations to promote health and wellness across all areas of life, in a way that is conducive to your individual needs and preferences.