Susan Waters, COTA/L

Susan is an Occupational Therapy Assistant at Thrive Therapy. After working in childhood education for almost 25 years Susan sharpened her focus on the developmental challenges facing many young children. She now has almost 30 years experience with children including the classroom, clinic and home settings. She recently designed and assembled a therapeutic sensory room for an urban afterschool facility. Susan's passion is for young children to be seen and loved through their challenges and to be a resource for caregivers. Outside of work Susan enjoys books, interesting food, thrift shopping, and time with her husband and two daughters.
Susan Waters, COTA/L

Meet The Rest of our team

Susan Waters, COTA/L
Susan Waters, COTA/L
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Ashley Heiligenstadt, COTA/L
Ashley Heiligenstadt, COTA/L
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Ashley is an Occupational Therapy Assistant at Thrive Therapy. She has a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from James Madison University and earned an A.A.S in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at CPCC in 2020.

Tori Southerland, M.S., OTR/L
Tori Southerland, M.S., OTR/L
Owner & Occupational Therapist

Tori is the owner and primary Occupational Therapist at Thrive Therapy. Tori has over 10 years of clinical experience in various pediatric settings.

Michelle Pelletier, B.S., OTR/L
Michelle Pelletier, B.S., OTR/L
Lead Occupational Therapist

Michelle has a bachelor's degree in Psychology, a master's degree in Education, and a post-baccalaureate certification in Occupational Therapy from Xavier University.

Christine Giesbrecht, COTA/L
Christine Giesbrecht, COTA/L
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Christine is an Occupational Therapy Assistant at Thrive Therapy. She earned an A.A.S in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at CPCC in 2018.

Logan Tafur, COTA/L
Logan Tafur, COTA/L
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Logan is an Occupational Therapy Assistant at Thrive Therapy.

Emily Cliber, CPC, CPB, CPPM
Emily Cliber, CPC, CPB, CPPM
Billing/Insurance Specialist

Emily grew up in CT but now lives outside of Richmond, VA. She has her bachelors in Business Administration and certification in coding, billing and practice management.

We're Hiring!

We are always looking to add to our dynamic team of therapists. See our open positions and apply today!

Ready to Join the Thrive Family?

We invite you to join our family and discover the services and collaboration opportunities we offer. With years of experience in pediatric therapy, we specialize in early childhood development, sensory processing, and motor coordination skills. Together, we can help your child thrive and have a fulfilling life. Contact us today to learn more!