Staff

Occupational Therapists

Lacee B. MS, OTR/L

Hello, I am Lacee!  I am an occupational therapist and the owner of Thrive Therapies. 

When the dream of Thrive Therapies began, I wanted to be able to provide an environment where each child and family always felt comfortable and welcome.  I always want families to feel supported and safe; free to discuss the day to day difficulties each family faces, in a nonjudgmental manner, and happy to celebrate their child’s victories and triumphs with us. Almost five years after the initial dream of Thrive began, we have just moved into a new, larger location, with room for all our wonderful staff and so much room for our clients to play, learn and grow.

I was born and raised in Montana, close to Glacier National Park.  I received my undergrad degree, Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology from Montana State University, in Bozeman, Montana. I later moved to Henderson, Nevada and went to Touro University for my master’s degree in Occupational Therapy.  I have worked in a variety of settings as an OT over the course of my career, from acute rehab, acute care, home health and outpatient.  I have experience in a wide range of pediatric diagnoses including autism, down syndrome, anxiety, ADD, ADHD, developmental delay, feeding difficulties, sensory processing, handwriting, pediatric stroke, cerebral palsy and more.  I also have extensive experience with adult occupational therapy needs, including fall prevention, neuro rehabilitation, debility, arthritis and other orthopedic diagnoses.  I have served as President of the Nevada Occupational Therapy Association for the past four years.  I feel fortunate to be able to spend time with talented clinicians that serve on the board, inspired by their drive and motivation.  I recently finished my first semester at Fielding Graduate University, where I am pursuing my PhD in Infant and Early Childhood Development with an emphasis on mental health.

When I am not doing OT things, I love to spend time with my family. My husband, Randy, and I have two boys, ages 7 and 10.  I enjoy spending time outdoors, doing crafty type projects, reading and watching the Vegas Golden Knights win hockey games.

Linda E. MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Schooling: Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Touro University of Nevada; Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Special Interests: NICU, early intervention, feeding therapy, 9 years experience with pediatrics

Special trainings/certifications:

Certified Lactation Consultant (CLC)

Size Matters Handwriting Program (SMHP)

Interventions for Autism and Sensory Disorders

Advanced Neuroscience and Self-Regulation Techniques for Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and other Developmental Delays

Advanced Play Therapy Interventions for Dysregulated Clients

Hometown: Long Beach, California

Hobbies: Crafting, sewing, and soccer (I play co-ed soccer with my husband)

Kayla L., COTA/L

Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

Schooling: Pima Medical Institute

Special Interests: Sensory regulation, stroke rehabilitation

Special trainings/certifications: Mindfulness Yoga

Hometown: Boulder City, Nevada

Hobbies: Hiking, biking, camping, and tennis

Clinton T., COTA/L

Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

Schooling: Pima Medical Institute

Special Interests: Emotional regulation, coping skills

Hometown: Hazel Park, Michigan

Hobbies: MMA, chess, and wrestling

Jesus C., COTA

Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

Schooling: Pima Medical Institute

Special Interests: Emotional Regulation

Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada

Hobbies: Boxing


Speech-Language Pathologists

Paulette G, MS CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Schooling:  Master of Science in Communication Disorders, University of New Mexico; Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders, University of Florida

Special interests: autism, alternative & augmentative communication, second language learners, pediatrics

Special trainings/certifications:

ASHA

CAMA

Hometown: Storybrook, New York

Hobbies: cooking, gardening, walking, refinishing antique furniture, and reading

“Each person has a purpose, it’s our job to find the key”

Alexandra (Ali) R., MS CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Schooling: Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from University of Nevada, Reno (2012); Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from Nevada State College (2010)

Special interests in your field: adolescent pragmatics and social skills, augmentative and alternative communication, early intervention, dual sensory, fluency, cognitive skills

Special trainings/certifications: 

Nevada Dual Sensory Impairment Project 

SKI-HI (family-centered programming for infants and young children who are deaf or hard of hearing )

AEIOU: An Integrated Approach to Pediatric Feeding. 

Hometown: I was born in Philadelphia, PA and I’ve lived in Las Vegas/Henderson since I was a baby 

Hobbies: I love to read, cook, and go out to eat


Physical Therapists

Marco Eli Andres, DPT

Physical Therapist

Schooling:  University of Sunto Tomas, Manila Philippines

Rosalind Franklin University, Chicago, IL

Special interests: Neurologic cases

Hometown: Manila, Philippines

Hobbies: Home electronics troubleshooting, billiards, chess