Anchored Occupational Therapy

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Anchored Occupational Therapy

Hey There! As a TBRI practitioner and MSOYW (Making Sense of Your Worth) curriculum facilitator I firmly believe that the foundation for all people is to be seen, heard, and valued. I bring this to the forefront of my trauma-informed practice and prioritize connection and giving voice to all children as the cornerstone of a happy, healthy life. I was first introduced to occupational therapy when my family started doing foster care when I was 16. My foster brothers began receiving OT services for sensory processing challenges. It was here that I developed my love for what OT could do for a child and for a family. I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Eastern Washington University and with my Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from The University of Puget Sound in 2016. I am a Trust Based Relational Intervention practitioner as well as a facilitator of the Making Sense of Your Worth curriculum designed by Cindy Lee at the Halo Project. I have specialty training in sensory processing, sensory integration, complex developmental trauma, and use of assistive technology to support independence in every day life. When I am not working I partner with Village of Hope CDA to assist with TBRI coaching and training within our community. I believe in a family-centered, evidence based, child-led therapy approach that uses the principles of attachment and trauma informed care to help families and children achieve their goals in order to participate fully in the occupations most meaningful to them. This could mean being able to get dressed and follow a morning routine independently, be able to self regulate when in stressful situations, be able to enjoy playing with peers, and much more. At home I love to read in my hammock, do all things garden, go the park with my husband and my dog, change my hair color and style frequently, and spend time with friends and family playing board and card games.
Christi Shelley
Occupational Therapist


  • Pediatric Mental Health
  • Complex Developmental Trauma
  • Fine and Gross Motor
  • Sensory Processing and Integration
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Activities of Daily Living ADLs
  • Visual Motor
  • Executive Function
  • Attachment Centered Family Education


  • Play Based
  • Child Led
  • Strengths Based
  • Trust Based Relational Intervention
  • Astronaut Training
  • Therapeutic Listening
  • Quickshifts
  • Trauma Sensitive

Insurance Accepted

  • Private Pay
  • Idaho Medicaid


Phone: 509-953-3079 Fax: 208-268-4062

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