Theraplay New York City | 212-288-1450
Address: 353 East 78th street New York, NY 10075
Theraplay Long Island City | 718-433-4434
Address: 11-11 44th Road Suite 402 Long Island City, NY

About Us

About TheraPlay New York City
  • Welcoming place that engages each child.

    Theraplay is a specialized sensory gym and therapy clinic providing pediatric physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and play therapy. We believe that all children are unique and deserve a treatment plan that is specific to their individual needs using fun and play to facilitate function and progress.

    Theraplay was created to offer a unique, fun and professional treatment space outside of the standard in-school therapy sessions. We offer an interactive play space that caters to all children and their parents.

  • Quality care in a friendly atmosphere

    Theraplay employs experienced pediatric specialists in the fields of occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech language pathology.   We provide thorough assessments for each child prior to a formal treatment plan. This evaluation takes into account all perspectives and provides parents with a complete picture of their child’s strengths and challenges. Specific goals are then set and a formal plan is put in place to reach these goals.  We believe that building positive relationships with parents dramatically increases the child’s success. Our therapists pride themselves on maintaining a constant and open communication flow with parents on each child and their progress.

  • Meet Our Therapists

  • Kimberly Sullivan Mitchell Owner & Clinical Director

    Kim is a physical therapist who received her Masters degree in physical therapy from the University of Hartford. She has a Bachelors degree in Health Science with a minor in Psychology. Kim has been working with children with developmental delays since 2009 in the home, school, and gym setting.  She is an approved provider through the New York State Early Intervention Program. Prior to finding her passion with children, she worked at New York City’s Bellevue Hospital on their Traumatic Brain Injury and Rehabilitation Unit. A dancer for most of her life, Kim understands the importance of movement on the physical and emotional wellbeing of a child.  Through movement, children are able to explore and learn about the world around them.  Using a variety of approaches and techniques, Kim helps each child develop their movement skills and improve their ability to interact with their environment. Kim believes in a “whole child” approach to treatment, collaborating with OTs, Speech therapists, Nutritionists, Orthotists, Physicians, and Play therapists.  She feels that parent education and interaction is a major part of helping children develop to be their best selves. Kim is trained in NDT, sensory processing, taping techniques, and orthotic assessment. She is currently completing a fellowship in Infant Parent Mental Health at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

    Jessica Zambito – Occupational Therapist

    Jessica is an occupational therapist with five years experience working in a sensory gym. She graduated from Sacred Heart University with a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy and has a Dual Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Biology. She has extensive experience working in sensory integration clinics, school settings, and private homecare. Many of her cases are early intervention addressing the following diagnoses; Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Dyspraxia, ADD, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Executive Functioning, and Developmental Delays.  Jessica has specialized training in sensory integration including Therapeutic listening and the Willbarger protocol. Jessica is also trained in Handwriting without Tears, Brain Gym, NDT, and reflex integration. Jessica has volunteered internationally to help children with special needs. Jessica resides in Brooklyn, NY and enjoys traveling, cooking, yoga, gardening, and spending summers at the beach on Fire Island.

    Kati OlsenOccupational Therapist

    Kati is an occupational therapist with over 4 years of experience. Kati graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Masters in Occupational Therapy. Prior to finding her passion in pediatrics she worked in the acute rehab stroke department at NYU Lutheran Hospital. She has experience working with children between the ages of 16 months and 10 years and young adults 16-25 with various developmental differences. Kati has experience providing services within the home, sensory gym and school. Kati utilizes a holistic approach, focusing on the whole child and the family. She has training in the Handwriting without Tears curriculum, reflex integration, visual motor and perception treatments and NDT. She is currently working on becoming Level 1 Certified in the Handwriting without Tears Curriculum. She has specialized training in sensory integration including Astronaut Training program and Wilbarger protocol. Kati also conducts CPSE evaluations in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Kati enjoys traveling, food, and outdoor activities.

    Marisa DavisonOccupational Therapist

    Marisa is an occupational therapist who recently received a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from New York University. She received a Bachelors degree in Health Sciences with a minor in Non-teaching Special Education from James Madison University in 2013. Marisa has experience working with the pediatric population in various settings including schools and hospitals. She completed fieldwork affiliations at NYU Langone Hospital in pediatric acute care, Bellevue Hospital in adult acute care, and Mount Sinai Beth Israel in mental health. Marisa currently works in a special needs school in Manhattan and works per diem at Bellevue Hospital in the Traumatic Brain Injury and Neurological Rehabilitation Unit. She embraces a holistic and strengths-based approach and is passionate about helping others. In her free time, Marisa enjoys cooking and traveling. 

    Amanda HassanSpeech Language Pathologist

    Amanda is a certified speech and language pathologist. She received her Bachelors of Science in speech, language and hearing Sciences from Boston University and holds a Masters of Science in early childhood, elementary and special education from Mercy College. Subsequently, Amanda went on to receive a Masters of Education in communication sciences and disorders from Valdosta State University.

    Amanda currently provides speech therapy to those from early childhood through school age. This experience entails providing verbal, visual and tactile cues in order to facilitate receptive, expressive and pragmatic language skills. In addition, Amanda also provides articulation, feeding and oral motor treatment. 

    Prior to receiving her masters degree in speech language pathology, Amanda taught preschool and elementary school aged children in both general and special education settings. Her experience includes working with children to enhance their performance in the classroom, as well improve peer interactions, turn taking, reading social cues, following multi-step directions, creating narratives, listening to stories and problem solving. During her free time, Amanda enjoys yoga and traveling.

  • Amy Morik – Pediatric Social Worker

    Amy Morik is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (in both New York and New Jersey). Amy earned her Masters degree in Social Work (MSW) as well as her Masters degree in Public Management from New York University. Amy has over 10 years of experience working with pre-schoolers, elementary age children, pre-teens and adolescents predominantly in school settings. Amy offers a combination of play therapy and cognitive mindfulness techniques to children with a variety of social emotional and behavioral challenges. Amy is skilled in providing individual counseling, social skills group counseling, and parent support counseling.

    Samantha KublinOccupational Therapist

    Samantha earned her Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. Her Bachelors Degree is in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience from the University of Michigan. Samantha has done research focused on various positioning interventions for children with sensory deficits to facilitate fine motor skills. Samantha has experience working with children of all ages in various settings including tutoring, working as a camp counselor, and teaching dance classes. Samantha enjoys working with children of all ages to promote motivation, confidence, and engagement in functional activities. Outside of work, Samantha loves cooking, traveling, yoga, and watching Michigan football.

    Emily Bolan – Occupational Therapist

    Emily has over twelve years experience working with children from birth to 18 years old in various capacities such as teaching summer school, tutoring, instructing swimming lessons, camp counselor and as a waterfront director at a summer camp. She has now put her experience to work as an occupational therapist. With a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from NYIT, she enjoys helping pediatric clients improve self-regulation, sensory modulation, fine motor coordination, handwriting and social skills. Emily has experienced sensory processing difficulties when she was younger and has a keen understanding of how this can affect a child.

    Maggie Stapleton – Occupational Therapist

    Maggie is a recent graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center, receiving her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2017. Prior to becoming an occupational therapist, Maggie worked with children as a fitness instructor, a certified children’s yoga instructor, and as a camp counselor for children with muscular dystrophy. Maggie takes a holistic approach to her treatment sessions and focuses on a child’s strengths to help them achieve their goals. She understands the power and breadth of sensory-based techniques to help children engage fully in everyday activities. Her previous clinical experience includes a busy pediatric sensory gym and the inpatient rehabilitation unit at Staten Island University Hospital. When she isn’t practicing OT, you can find her on her yoga mat teaching both adults and children, cooking up a vegan meal, or spending time outdoors.

    Emma HumphriesOccupational Therapist 

    Emma graduated with her Bachelors in Psychology from UNC Chapel Hill and Masters in Occupational Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina. Emma has always had a passion for working with children and believes that every day should be an adventure and describes her sessions as creative and playful! Emma has worked with children in both general ed and special ed school settings. She also has experience with adults in the acute care hospital setting and the outpatient rehab setting. In addition to her time spent at Theraplay, Emma works at a specialized school for children with speech and language delays. Emma is trained in the Handwriting Without Tears Program.  When she’s not working with children Emma runs food blog and Instagram account.