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About Us

Kids at Play Therapy was established with a vision to be accessible to the community and provide quality pediatric therapy services. Our approach is nurturing, personal, and collaborative as we partner with families to establish an effective treatment plan that meets the needs of the child and family. We offer a variety of therapeutic services from birth to young adulthood and our dedicated team strives to offer the best possible treatment. We help children reach their potential by facilitating development and participation in daily activities.

The owners of Kids at Play Therapy, Tanya and Michelle, embarked on a journey that has resulted in the opportunity to meet and work with many children and families within our community. We have much appreciation for all those whom Kids at Play Therapy has been fortunate to come to know.


Dr. Tanya O’Callaghan has 25 years of experience as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist. With a passion for the well-being of children, she brings clinical expertise from a diverse range of practice settings both local and international. Tanya has a broad range of clinical skills which influences her passion for serving families and children to improve participation and functional independence. Tanya values the relationships she builds with each child and their families, she is compassionate and believes in realizing potential and advocating for children to fully participate in their community. Outside of the clinic Tanya is dedicated to her own family and enjoys time being active in the beautiful Pacific North West.


Michelle Lim has strong roots in the community having grown up in the area Michelle started her professional career in the field of real estate but in 2009 a chance opportunity brought her to Kids at Play Therapy. With a passion for working with people, attention to detail, and strong organizational skills, Michelle became an integral part of Kids at Play Therapy supporting the vision to provide pediatric therapy to children and families in the community. Michelle enjoys working with families and when not in the clinic is dedicated to her own family and all their activities.

Our dedicated team

Patti Price (administrative assistant)

Patti attended Walla Walla Community College and completed an Associate’s Degree in Office Administration specializing in Medical/ Clinical Administration. Patti has experience working in managerial office environments for both non- profit and for profit organizations. Patti has a passion for working with families and spent 19 years at Boyer Children’s Clinic, she was excited to bring her experience to Kids at Play Therapy which is closer to home. Patti’s organizational skills facilitate the coordination of schedules and assist families in getting established with therapy services. When not at work Patti enjoys spending time with her family.

Allison (Occupational Therapist)

Allison graduated from the University of Missouri in 2018 and moved to Washington with her husband. Allison has a passion for children which is evidenced by the opportunities she sought out to assist children in need, including babysitting, volunteering at church events, and mission trips to Guatemala, Thailand, and South Korea. Allison was drawn to work with children with autism and neurodevelopmental disorders after working with this population as a graduate assistant at a clinic in Missouri. Allison enjoys working with children of all ages and has a passion for assisting individuals complete their daily occupations including play, self-care and social participation as independently as possible. Allison loves to learn and is continually looking for more opportunities to expand her knowledge within her profession.

Emily (Occupational Therapist)

Emily moved to Washington in March 2019 and enjoys hiking, reading, soccer, and most outdoor activities. Like most kids, Emily also enjoys games and play. Emily’s hope is for kids to have fun with play and feel more successful in their play through developing the motor, cognitive, and/or sensory processing skills, necessary to become more independent. Her hope is also for kids to feel successful and confident at home, school, and in relationships with family and friends. She loves to continually learn, whether it be related to therapy or the many documentaries she watches about Planet Earth and animals.

Olivia (Occupational Therapist)

Olivia holds a Bachelor of Science in Child Development (Honors Scholar, summa cum laude) and a Master of Occupational Therapy, both from Texas Woman’s University. She has previous experience in outpatient pediatrics and outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation. She is Basic Provider-certified in DIR Floortime and has a special interest in ADHD and executive functioning. Olivia’s favorite occupation is play and her favorite activity is playing board and card games with her husband, family, and friends.

Leiali’i (Lei) (Occupational Therapist)

Lei obtained her Bachelor of Science in Health Psychology from Andrews University in 2018 and graduated with her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Methodist University in 2021. Lei is a military brat who has lived across the Southeastern United States and Central America. Lei is fluent in Spanish and enjoys connecting and providing bilingual services. Pediatrics truly is the best and she feels it’s an environment where she is constantly challenged, motivated to learn, and never grow too big to have fun! Her passion lies in meeting families wherever they are, being a source of encouragement, and helping them to be excited and expectant for their child’s future development. In her free time Lei enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, staying active in the gym, and exploring the PNW.

Nicholas (Nick) (Occupational Therapist)

Nicholas, IMH-E® has worked in Pediatrics for over 20 years in a variety of capacities/settings, including Pediatric Intensive Care, Pediatric Outpatient, Pediatric Pain Clinic, Pediatric Rehab, Child Development, Home Visiting, and Infant/Toddler Mental Health. He was trained in the Healthy Steps approach to family support and was on the first team to facilitate a community-based model for NICU grads.  Nicholas has been passionate about the father-infant relationship and developed programs for Fathers including The DAD Projects (Dads & Development): Fathers & Infants, Toddlers & Fathers, Milk Men: Dads and Breastfeeding Support, and Baseball Tummy Time. He  managed a team of home visitors in AZ s screening children birth to three years of age at risk for developmental delays and assisting families with navigating the Early Intervention systems. As a second career, Nicholas chose to “upgrade” his skills to become a pediatric occupational therapist to join the ranks of those professionals to whom he formerly made referrals.

Nicholas has presented workshops on Fatherhood topics at a number of conferences and has taught continuing education classes on Fatherhood topics at Erikson Institute in Chicago and consulted with the Fussy Baby Program, at Erikson Institute.. He has presented at the Nutrition First Conference for Washington WIC providers on Fathers and Breastfeeding Support. He also teaches Conscious Fathering classes (basic infant care for fathers to be) at Seattle area Swedish Medical Centers and Parent Trust for Washington Children. He is a participant in the Newborn Behavioral International global community of practitioners who work with infants and families using the Brazelton Institute’s NBO/NBAS observation systems. His interests include cooking, hiking, yoga, architectural design, travel, Reiki, a cappella choral singing, medieval Orthodox chant, and crochet (both traditional and Tunisian).

Jamie (Occupational Therapy Assistant)

Jamie become interested in occupational therapy early on in high school and pursued this career knowing her passion was to work in a pediatric setting. She is thankful to have been introduced to occupational therapy and strives to support children in reaching their potential everyday. She works with children to build on their strengths and provide them and their families with therapeutic strategies to implement in their everyday life. Jamie strives to engage children in activities that are meaningful to them and their families, she truly values the work she does to support a child’s development. Jamie loves spending time with her own family when not at work having a young child of her own Jamie knows the importance of family.

Sharon (Occupational Therapy Assistant)

Sharon has lived in the PNW for most of her life. She enjoys hiking, camping and supporting her children in all of their chosen activities from horseback riding to soccer. Sharon has a heart for working with children and volunteers with the youth program at her church. She fell in love with pediatric Occupational therapy when she saw the positive effects it had on two of her sons. Several years later this lead to her pursuing a COTA degree at Green River Collage. Her personal mission is to be a small piece of the puzzle that helps as many children as possible reach their fullest potential.

Sarah (Physical Therapist)

Sarah is a Washington native, a Husky at heart (graduated from UW for undergrad studies) and transferred Trojan by force (graduated from USC, physical therapy school in 2017). Sarah pursued physical therapy with the vision to combine a love for science and the human body with working with children and helping others. Sarah has experience in both adult orthopedic and pediatric outpatient settings but has a passion for working with smiley kiddos and making therapy fun while achieving functional outcomes. Sarah has experience working with children of all ages and various neurodevelopmental and orthopedic diagnosis, that include, but are not limited to, ASD, toe-walking, torticollis/ plagiocephaly, developmental delay, Downs syndrome, cerebral palsy, and post-op rehab. Sarah has been trained in aquatic therapy, k-taping, orthotic management, wheelchair management, and behavior management. Sarah feels blessed to be a part of each childs progress and have an opportunity to provide guidance towards each childs success, no matter how big or small the step may be. During her free time, you can most likely find her playing with her dog Baemax, baking in the kitchen, or hiking to an amazing viewpoint.

Morgan (Physical Therapist)

Morgan has had a passion for physical therapy since high school after going through physical therapy herself to return to sports. She loves the personal relationship that develops through physical therapy and gets very excited watching progress throughout the process! She thinks It’s so fun to watch the new accomplishments made by her patients.

She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Missouri and finished with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Southwest Baptist University. With a background working in orthopedics, and a heavy interest in neurology, Morgan has found great reward in working with children with a wide range of diagnoses and abilities. She loves watching children and families achieve their goals with the help of physical therapy!

She moved up to Washington with her husband in 2020, and in her free time loves to explore and enjoy all the outdoor activities that the PNW offers.

Dana (Speech and Language Therapist)

Dana has been a speech language pathologist since 2019. She has previously worked as a Speech Language Pathology Assistant for three years in the school district setting before working as a speech pathologist for an autism center and private practice settings. Dana works with a variety of disorders but has a passion for working with individuals on the autism spectrum, implementing augmentative and alternative communication methods, and working with individuals with feeding and swallowing difficulties. Dana is fluent in American Sign Language and enjoys using a multi modal communication approach method during therapy. Dana believes everyone needs a voice to communicate and is determined to help all individuals find theirs. In her spare time Dana enjoys Zumba, swimming, kayaking, hiking, road trips, and watching football.

Kaara (Speech and Language Therapist)

Kaara believes every child is unique and has their own strengths and needs. She enjoys getting to know each child’s personality and discovering how to help him or her develop new skills. Sometimes gains can be small or slow, but that does not make them any less meaningful. It is one of her greatest joys to make lasting changes in the lives of children and their families. Her goal is to create therapy activities that are both natural and rewarding and she has found movement and play to be powerful therapy tools that enhance learning and help new skills develop across environments and situations – you are more likely to find her on a swing or kicking a soccer ball than sitting at a desk. Kaara’s love for data and research drives her to implement evidence-based practices and research-driven therapy tools in creative and motivating ways from Karaoke to cooking classes. She works closely with therapists from other disciplines and find it essential to collaborate with other medical professionals, teachers, and families to develop holistic treatment plans. Kaara’s special interests are Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders, Oral-Motor Speech Disorders, and Alternative-Augmentative Communication (AAC) systems.

Abby (Speech and Language Therapy Assistant)

Coming soon.