Kathy joined the FOCUS team in September of 2018, bringing with her over 13 years of experience in working with both adult and pediatric populations. She graduated with her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of New Orleans in 2002 and then went on to earn her Masters of Occupational Therapy from Louisiana State University in 2005.
Following graduation, Kathy moved to Chicago, IL and began working at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (Shirley Ryan Abilitylab) where she specialized in both pediatric and adult outpatient pain management. Kathy, along with her colleagues, authored the current clinical guidelines for the treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Through this publication, she was able to integrate more current treatment strategies (graded motor imagery/mirror therapy) into the treatment algorithm driving best practice for this population.