Mandy Lubas, OTR/L, C-IAYT, AWC

Processed with VSCO with c1 presetMandy Lubas, OTR/L, C-IYAT, AWC is a Holistic Occupational Therapist who is graduate of Quinnipiac University in 2001. She has been in the field of medicine since 2001 working with people of all ages. She is certified in Sensory Integration, trained in Craniosacral Therapy, a Registered Yoga Therapist and graduate of Kerala Academy as an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor. Her certification as a Panchakarma Technician allows her to provide 5 therapeutic Ayurvedic manual therapies for specific pathologies, for the reduction of pain, for overall stress reduction, and to manage orthopedic injuries for any given athlete. Currently she works as a Holistic Occupational Therapist, is a mentor and educator for occupational therapy students and professors in holistic therapies. She also teaches yoga, co-teaches workshops, and assists in building community of conscious living. She has presented at conferences for MAOT and at local colleges throughout the Boston area to educate practitioners, students, teachers, and colleagues on her passion of merging Yoga and Ayurveda into the medical community. She has been published in OTAdvance Magazine where she writes about her personal experiences in her own healing journey and the work she provides with her clients using these holistic approaches.

Kristen Harte, NP

kristen_bio_smKristen is a Nurse Practitioner specializing in Women’s Health. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 1987 from West Chester University and a Master’s degree from The University of Pennsylvania in 1990. She has been in the field of medicine since 1987. She embarked on her holistic path over 10 years ago for her own health and well-being. She is a Reiki master, a certified Acutonics practitioner and is certified in Body-Feedback with essential oils. She also practices astrology and other forms of energy medicine such as Shamanism and Intuitive Plant Medicine. Kristen has taught workshops in meditation, energy medicine, essential oils, and Munay-Ki Rites within the community. Currently she is taking a 200-hour yoga teacher training to further enhance her ability to integrate the mind-body-spirit for herself and her clients. Her medical background combined with her holistic modalities offer her patients a unique approach to healing. Her goal is to empower her patients to tap into their own abilities to heal and find balance in their lives. Kristen treats women, men, and children of all ages in her holistic practice.

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Deborah Rogers, OTR/L

DeborahRogers-CulottiDeborah Rogers, OTR/L is a Holistic Occupational Therapist and Reiki Master. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from UMASS, Amherst and a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from Columbia University in 1996. She has a certificate in pain management from University of Indiana and currently in the process of becoming certified as a Holistic Health Practitioner. She has worked in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation settings, home care, hospice, and designed and directed a program for people with mental illnesses, of which she organized and led classes in coping skills, communication skills, cognitive behavioral techniques, and expressive arts. In her treatments sessions, she incorporates Craniosacral Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy, Meditation and Mindfulness, Guided Imagery and Reiki. Her interest in holistic approaches to therapy and the mind-body-spirit connection stem from her personal experience with physical disabilities and chronic pain. Using a combination of therapeutic techniques and a collaborative approach with clients, her goal is to help others find greater physical ease, inner calmness, self-empowerment, and self-compassion in their healing journey.

Meditations, blog posts, and more can be found on her website:

Have Fun & Keep Smiling,
Deborah Rogers-Culotti, OTR/L

Carolyn Austin

Carolyn2Carolyn is certified in 100 hours through Yogaspirit ® studios and 200 hours certified in Pathways Yoga Systems. She has been an occupational therapist since 1975 and would like to incorporate yoga into her career. Carolyn’s journey with yoga began in 2005 to help heal her emotional pain from family loses. This emerged into self-discovery allowing her to heal on many levels. With these two certifications her teaching style is geared to a wellness/therapeutic based class with the attention to follow alignment in a mindful manner. This allows her students to connect to their body and mind for self and spiritual awareness. As a yoga teacher and occupational therapist she understands the physiology of the body and can modify each pose according to a student’s specific physical condition that may attend her class. Carolyn wants to share her passion for yoga at unique facilities where rehabilitation and wellness are combined as an approach to healing.


Demystifying Craniosacral Therapy

Making a case for a nontraditional therapy in mainstream OT practice.
By Mandy Lubas, OTR/L, RYT
March 19, 2014

Two Sister Sciences

Ayurveda and yoga work their way into mainstream medicine.
By Mandy Lubas, OTR/L, RYT
December 10, 2013

How Feeling with an Open Heart Can Create Healing

OTs can teach their clients to feel, to be free, and then to heal
By Mandy Lubas, OTR/L, RYT
August 28, 2013

CAM: Not So Alternative Anymore

Holistic healing research supports efficacy in OT practice.
By Mandy Lubas, OTR/L, and Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L
June 10, 2013

Yoga in Healthcare

This column is part II in a two-part series on yoga. Part I provided an overview of the healing principles of yoga and explored the author’s personal experience with yoga; you can read part I “Yoga: A Catalyst for Health and Well-Being”.
By Mandy Lubas, OTR/L, RYT
March 19, 2013

Yoga: A Catalyst for Health and Well-Being

This ancient practice teaches life balance to facilitate peace, good health and harmony with the greater whole.
This column is part I in a two-part series on yoga. Part II will explore how occupational therapy practitioners can incorporate yoga into their practice; you can read part II “Yoga in Healthcare”.
By Mandy Lubas, OTR/L, RYT
February 25, 2013

Light on Holistic OT

By By Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L, and Mandy Lubas, OTR/L
January 17, 2013

Holistic Occupational Therapy

Complementary and alternative medicine is an emerging specialty practice area in the profession Complementary and alternative medicine is an emerging specialty practice area in the profession
By Mandy Lubas, OTR/L, and Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L
September 11, 2012