Annette Hatala, OTL/OTD, former homeschooler and occupational therapist since 2006. She has worked with various populations from children to adults in mental health and physical disabilities settings. Her specialties include nature based therapies, aquatic therapy and is a certified Watsu practitioner. She offers in person and telehealth appointments for individual clients and provides therapeutic hands on gardening and crafting classes for small groups for private and community based classes for all ages and abilities. Classes can focus on leisure exploration, life skills and/or STEAM curriculum.
She shares her knowledge with others through teaching as a professor and thesis advisor at Stanbridge University and provides presentations for professionals and community groups seeking to gain skills utilizing gardens and crafts therapeutically and is the founder of the non profit Life’s Toolbox.