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​It's no secret...

Being in an open greet space or blue space has healing and relaxing benefits. That’s why we conduct all our services outdoors. EXPLORE Pediatric Therapy is a nature-based occupational therapy private practice, trained and certified in the ConTiGO approach. Our mission is to help prevent childhood disease and alleviate diagnoses by using nature and the great outdoors as a tool to support development and mental health, while encouraging physical activity.


We understand that, as a parent, finding help for your child can be scary terrain to navigate, so let
us guide you. Our goal is to help each child feel confident in themselves and foster a sense of
independence. We start by creating a connection to nature and a love of being physically active.
Our holistic and play-based approach to therapy is family-oriented and includes teaching family
members how to incorporate important therapeutic strategies at home.

Are you ready to EXPLORE your child's potential with us? 

Programs & Services

Occupational Therapy in Nature

Pediatric Occupational Therapy services that take place in a fully immersed nature-based setting. Out of the clinic and into the great outdoors - we make therapy FUN and practical!

  • Are you a concerned parent about the negative impact the pandemic has had on your child?

  • Is your child experiencing a delay in their motor skills, oculomotor abilities, social emotional health, or ability to connect with peers?

  • Does you child struggle with self-regulation or emotional control?  

  • Was remote / hybrid learning insufficient for your child and now they are behind in school?

  • Do you have attentional concerns about your child?

  • Are you questioning developmental delays?

  • Concerned that Anxiety is one of the fastest growing mental health diagnoses among the pediatric population?

These are some of the driving reasons EXPLORE Pediatric Therapy was born. To help bridge the gap for children who have been through really hard times, and to promote a healthy connection to self & nature.

We are a nature based pediatric O.T. practice that combines expert guidance with transformational sessions to unlock your child's full potential. 


Play groups in a nature-based setting

Each group is led by an experienced nationally board certified occupational therapist. This ensures you are getting quality instruction paired with functional activities to be the catalyst for creativity and skill building. Instead of working in a "clinic space", we work in blue and green spaces outdoors.

Time to get back to basics

Children still need a childhood full of dirt, puddles, sticks, and mud.  Childhood is meant to be a messy adventure, with hours spent outdoors. 

This generation of children spends the least amount of time outdoors, and the negative impacts are astounding.  From increasing motor + speech delays to social-emotional difficulties to attention-deficit disorders, time outdoors is scientifically proven to help combat all of this and more


"Your weekly notes and detailed documentation are exactly what we were hoping for! Thank you for giving us a clear roadmap to help create a supportive environment at home." - Parent Review

"We love the natural learning environment! This is what kid's need to be doing more of!" - Parent Review

"We are so happy to have found Kim and Explore Pediatric Therapy. Kim has provided a thorough, deeply thoughtful approach to helping us support our child. She is clearly very knowledgeable and is able to translate therapeutic insight into practical strategies." - Parent Review

Dr. Carla Hannaford, Ph.D says

“Nerve networks grow out of our unique sensory experiences, laying down intricate patterns that govern our higher level brain development. Experience determines the shape and intricacy of these patterns. They are laid down in accordance with the activities we experience and all of our environmental circumstances. THE RICHER OUR SENSORY ENVIRONMENT AND THE GREATER OUR FREEDOM TO EXPLORE IT, THE MORE INTRICATE WILL BE THE PATTERNS FOR LEARNING THOUGHT AND CREATIVITY."


Living in a new world

How has the pandemic impacted your child's development? Are you looking for ways to help your child continue to thrive and become a confident independent person?

Over the past couple of years, children have had LESS opportunity to be kids. They haven't been engaging in meaningful social interactions as much as they should be for healthy development. 

Humans are social creatures - especially children. Engaging with one another fosters healthy development related to mental health, gut health/immune health, emotional well-being, social skills and overall happiness. 

The research is in - exploring nature, and being with peers is one of the best methods to help close the developmental gap that has occurred as a result of the pandemic. 

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