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Cara is a licensed and registered Occupational Therapist who received her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 2008, and her bachelor’s degree in occupational studies in 2007, from Worcester State University. Cara has clinical expertise in acute and subacute rehabilitation, treating a variety of physical and cognitive disabilities. During her time as a clinician, Cara has valued client centered practice and evidence-based interventions to provide her clients with the skills they need to perform activities of daily living and engage in meaningful occupations. Cara joined the kidSHINE staff in 2021, eager to positively impact her pediatric clients’ participation in their “occupations” including play, school, and self-care.

Outside of the office, Cara is a mom of three and can be found coaching their sports teams and volunteering at their school. Cara also enjoys taking Zumba classes, party/event planning, walking her rescue dog, hiking, and spending time with her friends and family.

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