meet the team
it starts with you, then we come in
maddie mello blas
alison sims church
Alison is a pediatric occupational therapist who is licensed in the states of both Kentucky and Tennessee. She earned her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from Belmont University, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Central Florida.
She has worked primarily within the early intervention and outpatient settings, where she believes in a coaching-based approach that involves both child and family. Her special interests include sensory processing, self-regulation skill development and trauma-informed treatment, with an emphasis on caregiver education.
Alison resides in Lexington, Kentucky with her husband, Chris. In her spare time, she proudly maintains her role as a crazy dog lady. When she’s not tending to her pack of three, Alison enjoys being out on the water, attempting a recipe in the kitchen without setting it on fire, and putting her slightly green thumb to use.
Maddie is an occupational therapist who specializes in pediatrics, with a passion for informing and equipping the entire family unit for overall success. She is licensed in Tennessee and Kentucky. Her experience ranges from early intervention, school based therapy, outpatient and inpatient therapy. Through her variety of experiences, Maddie has developed a unique and compassionate approach to her work. Her special interests include infant development, neurological disorders, sensory integration, emotional regulation & anxiety in children and adolescents, caregiver education, and primitive reflex integration
Maddie holds her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from Belmont University, and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the College of Charleston school of Education, Health and Human Performance. She is continually growing as a practitioner and strives to maintain evidence-based practice throughout her career.
Maddie lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband Jeremy and dog June. A true enneagram 7, you can usually find her participating in one of her many hobbies include (but are not limited to) painting, hiking, gardening and cooking.
together, here's what we aim to do:
Our mission is to provide holistic, family-centered services that promote overall wellness by illuminating the strengths of both the caregiver and the child.
We aim to optimize each child’s level of function by partnering with you, the caregiver. We strive to equip you with the tools and strategies needed to achieve the goals you and your family have, while maintaining a healthy sense of self and well-being. Research indicates that the health and development of a child is deeply impacted by the overall wellness of the caregivers. Because of this, we use a unique approach that focuses not only on the goals for the child, but also on fostering a family dynamic that encourages progression, wellness and support for all members involved.
We are committed to providing you and your family the highest level of pediatric care. In an environment where delays and struggles are often emphasized, our family-centered approach instead focuses on strengths in order to build a confident and balanced team, child and family.
Team collaboration to identify the needs of both the child and family
Strategizing with the family to engage in appropriate goal setting
Providing holistic services that focus on a concern's root cause, while also treating the symptom
Equipping the caregiver through hands-on education opportunities that build confidence
Hosting a variety of workshops and webinars with a focus on relationship and rapport-building exercises
Utilizing evidence-based practices that are rooted in research to improve outcomes
Building on strengths of the parent and child to foster family wellness
Encouraging inclusivity to provide quality services regardless of ability, class or barriers
Find out more about our services and process here.