Meet Heidi

Hi, I am Heidi, creator and owner of Ascend Therapy Services. Here is a little bit about how Ascend Therapy came to be.

I have always loved adventure and actively participating in exciting experiences with those I love, and have always wanted to help provide those experiences for others as well.

I majored in Therapeutic Recreation from Western Washing University and worked as an Activity Director in a skilled nursing facility, and I loved it. I was able to engage with residents providing fun activities and experiences and adapting them to the needs of those I worked with.

I received my Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from Texas Women's University in Houston, and shortly after moved back to the PNW and began my OT career in a Skilled Nursing Facility.

For many years, I worked in a Continuing Care Community, where I was able to work with residents in skilled nursing, assisted living, memory care, and independent living apartments.

I had the opportunity to follow people from skilled nursing following illness or injury, and help them transition home to their independent living apartment safely and successfully.

It is here that I experienced the value of Occupational Therapy in the home environment, creating practical situations, adapting actual environments, and practicing daily skills in their natural environment.

I have discovered that there are so many tools, techniques, and resources to help a person maximize their safety and independence at home, wherever that home is for them, but they are often times not known of.

It has become my mission to share this information through local therapy services and online resources so everyone can have the tools and understanding they need to keep their independence, and live their life to the fullest - doing what they love, with who they love.