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

    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 differences for over 7 years in the home, school, and gym setting. Prior to finding her passion with children, she worked at New York City’s Bellevue Hospital on their Traumatic Brain Injury and Rehabilitation unit.  Kim believes in a whole child approach to treatment and is trained in NDT, sensory processing, and orthotic assessment. She is currently completing a fellowship in Infant Parent Mental Health at the University of Massachusetts Boston.  Kim loves traveling, trying new foods, and hanging with her Bulldog, Mo.

    Jessica Zambito

    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.

  • Amy Morik

    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.

    Leslie McGivney

    Leslie McGivney is an Occupational Therapist practicing at Theraplay since 2010. She received her Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from Mercy College. She has experience working with early intervention and school aged children with Developmental delays, Sensory Processing disorders, Cerebral Palsy and Autism Spectrum disorders within the clinic, home and school setting. Leslie is a Certified Level One Handwriting Specialist through Handwriting Without Tears. Leslie also conducts CPSE evaluations with several agencies within the Bronx, Manhattan and Queens. She enjoys working with families and collaborating with the child’s caregivers, teachers, and other therapists in order to maximize the growth and potential of the student in all areas of the child’s life.

    Emily Bolan

    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.