Meet Our Occupational Therapists

Michelle Beasley, MS, OTR/L

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Brenau University
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, Brenau University

Michelle joined Kids Creek Therapy in October 2015 and has become an avid learner who has continued her education with classes on taping, reflex integration, sensory processing, and Rhythmic Movement Patterns (Bloomberg). She has extensive experience with developing behavioral plans and leading social skill groups as well as evaluating and treating clients with upper extremity and hand injuries. Michelle is an animal lover and has one daughter.


Ritu Budhraja, MS, OTR/L

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Swami Vivekanand National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research in Olatpur, India
Master of Psychology, University Of Madras in Chennai, India

Ritu grew up in a small group of islands in India, the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, but came to the United States because she had always wanted to move to the “land of opportunities” – the home of modern day occupational therapy.

Ritu has over fifteen years of experience working as an occupational therapist. Much of that time was spent working with kids who have autism or poor self-regulation and behaviors, helping them to become independent in their daily life skills and to appropriately manage their behaviors. She enjoys working as an occupational therapist because it offers her lots of room for creativity in the workplace and because the atmosphere is dynamic and lively due to the children who are her patients.

Ritu’s favorite ways to spend a free afternoon include playing a game of Uno with her son or doing her daughter’s makeup and nails. She resides with her husband and two children in Duluth.


Lindsay Kraun, OTR/L

Master of Occupational Therapy, Georgia State UniversityBachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Tampa

Lindsay grew up working at the Jewish Community Center of Atlanta’s summer camp with kids of a variety of ages and abilities. Her mom told her she might enjoy being an occupational therapist, but she had to “ Google it”  because she didn’t actually know what an occupational therapist did. She job shadowed a pediatric OT and immediately fell in love.
Lindsay has years of working with kids as both a camp and after-school program counselor, volunteering as a reading tutor for at-risk kids, and working as a shadow for a student with autism at Sunday Hebrew school. Lindsay enjoys working as an occupational therapist because she can embrace her passion for working with children and engage her creativity, all while making a positive impact in a child’s life. When Lindsay is not at work, she loves reading books, teaching Hebrew school, cheering on her beloved Atlanta Falcons, and spending time with family.  Lindsay lives in Sandy Springs.


Karlie Moore, MS, OTR/L

Master of Occupational Therapy, Georgia State University
Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and Behavior, University of Georgia

Karlie is a Johns Creek native who grew up teaching swimming lessons and coaching swim team and fell in love with helping children. She has coached Special Olympics, volunteered for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and spent a summer in Ireland working alongside experienced occupational and physical therapists with young adults with developmental disabilities. Because every child is unique and requires a personalized treatment plan, she enjoys working as an occupational therapist because it allows her to use her creativity to find the best treatment approach to help her kiddos overcome challenges and be successful. During her free time, her favorite activities include cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs, playing tennis, and spending time with her fiancé and family.


Sundas Mushtaq, MS, OTR/L

Master of Occupational Therapy, Brenau University
Bachelor of Health Science, Brenau University

Sundas was exposed to pediatric therapy throughout her childhood because of her brother, who has Down syndrome, and because of him she always knew she wanted a career that involved helping other people. Sundas has a knack for cultural sensitivity and family perspective, and has experience working with children who have behavior issues, hyperactivity, sensory disorders, autism and other developmental delays. Due to her combination of professional and personal family experience with disability, she is knowledgeable about and can assist with transitional care for older adolescents.

Sundas volunteers at the mosque and is passionate about Helping Hands for Relief and Development, a nonprofit organization that assists orphans around the world faced with natural disaster, war, and other hardships and provides free rehab clinics in Pakistan for people with disabilities. She enjoys crafts and spending time with her family, loves to talk, is an avid devotee of ice cream, and loves to work with kids because she is one at heart! Sundas lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband and two daughters.


Shree Patel, OTR/L, DOT

Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Nova Southeastern University
Bachelor of Biomedical Science, The University of South Florida

Shree chose to pursue a career in occupational therapy after volunteering at different clinics and hospitals. She loved seeing OTs work with children and help them become independent, and began working with children in outpatient therapy  immediately after graduation. Shree has experience working with clients ages 0 to 21 with a variety of diagnoses including autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, developmental delay, sensory processing disorder, physical disability, ADHD, and cerebral palsy. She enjoys being a part of a child’s path to independence and is constantly inspired by their unique ability to overcome obstacles and achieve goals all while having fun in therapy.

Shree uses her OT experience at home to do fun sensory activities with her child. She enjoys reading books, going to the park, doing yoga, bike riding, and spending time with her family.


Victoria Wood, OTR/L

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy with a Minor in Spanish, University of New Hampshire

When Victoria was fifteen, she volunteered at a special needs summer camp. While there she fell in love with the children and met an amazing occupational therapist who inspired her to pursue pediatric occupational therapy as a career. Along the way she discovered a knack for working with children with sensory issues and a passion for therapy dog work, and now serves our Kid’s Creek families as our Director of Occupational Therapy.

When she isn’t guiding her patients through sensory challenges, she loves to spend time outside, read a book, or volunteer with her therapy dog, Polly, at a local hospital. Victoria also is drawing upon her vast experience working with children to publish a book and also writes at thesensoryqueen.com. She lives in a fixer-upper home in Flowery Branch with Polly and her husband.

 

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