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., CCC-SLP

Bio Coming Soon!

Jill L., MS CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Schooling:  Master of Science in Communication Disorders, Eastern Washington University (2014); Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, Whitworth University (2011)

Special interests: early intervention, articulation, pediatric feeding, craniofacial/cleft palate, literacy, complex medical needs, parent coaching 

Special trainings/certifications:

Hanen It Takes Two to Talk

AEIOU Systematic Approach to Pediatric Feeding

Practical Strategies for Treating Complex Pediatric Feeding Disorders: Treating the Whole Child

LAMP Language Acquisition through Motor Planning

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

Nevada LEND (Leadership in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) 

SLP on the Southern Nevada Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Team, 2015-2020 

Hometown: Bigfork, Montana 

Hobbies: traveling with my husband, reading, going to the theater with my mom, swimming, indoor cycling, and my pets (dogs: Stanley, Wilson, Judy; cat: Louie)

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