McKenna is a licensed and registered Occupational Therapist who received her BS/MS at the University of New Hampshire in 2015. Her passion to help children of all abilities initially derived from experiencing her own set of sensory and learning challenges for many years as a child and adolescent. With the help of an OT, she developed tools that utilized her strengths as keys to learn, grow and accomplish whatever goals she set her mind to. It was this experience that eventually inspired her to become a pediatric Occupational Therapist, in hopes of helping other children reach their greatest potential as well. McKenna brings this empathy and empowerment to the families and children she works with, both as a full time therapist in early intervention as well as a per diem clinician here at KidSHINE. McKenna is a firm believer in the power of movement and a positive mindset, which she integrates into her practice both in and outside of the clinic.
In her personal time, you can find McKenna road biking through Cape Ann, trail running through the local state parks, doodling in her sketchbook or riding the waves on her boogie board.