Tori Southerland, M.S., OTR/L

Tori is the owner and primary Occupational Therapist at Thrive Therapy. Tori has over 10 years of clinical experience in various pediatric settings. Tori has specialized training in many interventions including: Sensory Integration, SOS feeding therapy approach, Yoga for Kids, Fine Motor Development, Handwriting Without Tears, Therapeutic Listening, Visual Motor/Perceptual Skills, Infant Development and Reflex Integration. Tori is passionate about collaborating with parents, teachers and medical professionals to better serve her clients. When she's not working, Tori enjoys gardening, barre exercise classes, and spending time outside with her husband and daughter.
Tori Southerland, M.S., OTR/L

Meet The Rest of our team

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

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

Susan is an Occupational Therapy Assistant at Thrive Therapy with 25 years of OT experience.

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.

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

Logan is an Occupational Therapy Assistant at Thrive Therapy.

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.

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!