Occupational Therapy, Autism, Sensory Processing, Children’s Therapy, Pediatric Therapy, Autism Therapy, Kitsap County, Silverdale, Bremerton, Port Orchard, Poulsbo, Bainbridge Island, Sensory Therapy, Sensory Integration, Behavior, Anxiety, FIne Motor, Gross Motor

Jackie Brown, OTR/L

    email: appletreeot@gmail.com

Jackie Brown, OTR/L

Owner, Occupational Therapist

Jackie graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA with a bachelor of science degree in occupational therapy in 2000. Jackie enjoys working with client with sensory processing disorders, autism, and is passionate about educating parents regarding their child’s specific needs. In her free time Jackie enjoys traveling with her husband and daughter, exploring new places, bowling, reading, fishing, playing Pokemon Go, collecting board games and spending time with friends and family. Specialized Training Certified in Sensory Integration (Certification #1602) Advanced Certified Autism Specialist (Certification # ACAS172631) Basic DIRFloortime® Provider The Alert Program® Astronaut Training Beckman Oral Motor Protocol Provides Craniosacral Therapy Techniques (All Ages: Birth & Up) DIR®/ Floortime Techniques The Listening Program® Praxis Social Stories Therapeutic Listening® (Basic and Advanced) Career Highlights Opening Apple Tree Therapy, LLC in 2013 2010 Alaska Occupational Therapy Association Vice President Presenting on numerous occasions about sensory processing Starting a parent education group at an outpatient clinic in AK Completing training for Advanced Certified Autism Specialist In process of becoming a published children’s book author of Meet the Overs and the Unders: Making Sense of Sensory Processing
Apple Tree Therapy, LLC Pediatric Occupational Therapy - 9951 Mickelberry Rd NW, Suite 123 Silverdale, WA

About Us

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Apple Tree Therapy, LLC is the lifelong dream of owner, Jackie Brown, and her husband, Wayne, to open a private practice occupational therapy clinic for children of all ages in Kitsap County (Bremerton, Port Orchard, Poulsbo, Silverdale and more). Their goal is to provide the highest quality therapy services to the community (children, parents, grandparents, physicians, and other clinicians) while helping children reach their highest potential. Integrating families into the treatment process and development of their children’s skills is an important part of the occupational therapy provided at our clinic.

Jen Hupper, COTA

        email: jen@appletreeot.com

Jennifer Hupper, COTA

Occupational Therapist Assistant

Jen graduated from Casper College in Casper, WY with her associates degree as an occupational therapy assistant in 2013. Her interests include working with people of all ages. She enjoys creating a way that helps make life less stressful and more rewarding, especially using a sensory integrative approach. In her free time Jen enjoys spending time with family, being outdoors, and creating whether it be out of wood or fabric. Specialized Training Autism Certificate (Certification #AC171406) Handwriting Without Tears® Sensory Integrative Treatment Techniques Career Highlights Completing training for her Autism Certificate Working with adolescents and children at Wyoming Behavior Institute for 3 years Integrating occupational therapy into an ABA clinic

  Ruthanne Vargas, OTR/L

 email: ruthanne@appletreeot.com

Ruthanne Vargas, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Ruthanne graduated from San Jose State University in San Jose, CA with her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy. She has over 8 years experience as an occupational therapist working in pediatrics, geriatrics, and head injury. In her free time Ruthanne enjoys reading, working out, volunteering with her children’s sports, band, boy scouts, and church activities. Specialized Training Certified in Sensory Integration (Certification #4672) Certified Autism Specialist (Certification # CAS169766) Provides Craniosacral Therapy Techniques (Ages 9 & up) Therapeutic Listening® (Basic) Career Highlights Completing her certification in Sensory Integration Completing training as a Certified Autism Specialist Working in private and school based pediatric settings Working as a home manager in a head injury home Working as a daycare preschool teacher for 13 years Prior foster care and repsite care provider

  Nanette Johnson

   email: nanette@appletreeot.com

Nanette Johnson

Front Office Manager

Nanette graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Admistrative Justice. After having her children, Nanette made the bold decision to step out of her retail management career to become a full time mom. When Jackie, her lifelong best friend opened Apple Tree Therapy and her children were in enrolled in school she made the decision to start a new career. She loves being part of helping the wonderful children and their families by supporting our amazing therapists. In her free time Nanette enjoys Disney, weight training, Disney, reading, Disney, being a mom, Disney, going to movies, Disney, dancing, and taking family trips to Disney Parks. Specialized Training Autism Certificate (Certification # AC166033) Career Highlights Worked in management since 17 years of age Loss Prevention Ambassador for Washington and Oregon 2011 Kindercare Center Director of the Year for WA state Completing her Autism Certificate training

Jennifer Jarest, MSOTR/L

 email: jenniferjarest@appletreeot.com

Jennifer Jarest, MSOTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Jenn graduated from University of New England with her master of science degree as an occupational therapist in 2015. Her interests include the areas of pediatrics, autism, sensory processing, assistive technology, feeding and hippotherapy. In her free time Jenn enjoys reading, hiking, camping, scrapbooking, photography, playing with her dogs, socializing with friends, baking Specialized Training ESA Certificate Career Highlights Working within the school systems Working toward completing her Certified Autism Specialist training Providing hippotherapy (Equine Assisted Therapy) under supervision
Coming Soon!

Chase Lane MOTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Chase graduated from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL with her master of occupational therapy in 2017. Her interests include working with individuals who have autism, sensory processing disorders, attention deficit disorders, and feeding disorders. In her free time Chase enjoys outdoor adventures (kayaking, hiking, camping, paddleboarding), soccer, running charity races, and cheering on the Seahawks and Sounders! Career Highlights Working toward completing her Certified Autism Specialist training Traveling to Ireland to provide wheelchair and seating options to children in the National Education Centre for Blind Children Creating a bicycle group for children with disabilities Volunteering for Special Olympics
Coming Soon!

Chase Lane, MOTR/L

   email: chase@appletreeot.com

Lauren Posluszny MOTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Lauren graduated from Shenandoah University with her master of occupational therapy in 2016. Her interests include working with pediatrics, autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing disorder, and hemiparesis. In her free time Lauren enjoys running, cooking, baking and being outdoors. Career Highlights Working toward completing her Certified Autism Specialist training Presenting at the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association School Symposium in 2017

Lauren Posluszny, MOTR/L

   email: lauren@appletreeot.com

Susan Rozalsky, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Susie graduated from the Medical College of Georgia with her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy in 1978. She enjoys working in the areas of mental health, pediatrics, autism, attention deficit disorders, behavioral health, and learning disabilities. In her free time Susie enjoys creating art, reading, traveling and growing flowers. Specialized Training iLs Integrated Listening System Hippotherapy (Equine Assisted Therapy) Career Highlights Working toward completing her Certified Autism Specialist training Experienced working in mental health and pediatrics 1999 King County Mental Health Exemplary Service Award

Susan Rozalsky, OTR/L

   email: susan@appletreeot.com