Occupational Therapy

Jenna Dreher

M.S. OTR/L

Jenna Dreher

M.S. OTR/L

Jenna is a full time Occupational Therapist with experience providing services in an outpatient pediatric therapy clinic for the last 4 years. She graduated with her Master’s in Occupational Therapy from Spalding University in 2014. Jenna has completed additional specialty certification courses and is recognized as a Certified Therapeutic Listening Provider of The Listening Program by Advanced Brain Technologies and has her Deep Physical Agent Modalities certification through the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Occupational Therapy. She has a passion for working with children and their families to help them grow, develop, and maximize their potential in all areas of life.

Mandy Petersen

M.S. OTR/L

Mandy Petersen

M.S. OTR/L

Mandy is a 2012 graduate from Spalding University with a Masters in Occupational Therapy. She completed her undergraduate degree from Indiana University (Go Hoosiers!). Mandy is married and the proud mom to twin boys. Mandy’s sons were born early and with the help of therapy are excelling. Being a mom to preemies truly changed her perspective on therapy. Mandy has extensive experience with pediatrics and many certifications, including therapeutic listening, Size Matters Handwriting Program, AEIOU Feeding Program and many sensory courses. In her spare time, Mandy enjoys running, shopping and being with her family. She has the world’s worst dog, her Goldendoodle, Louey. Mandy is excited to be a member of The Chatter Box team and work with families to help their child reach their highest potential.

Gina Miller

M.S. OTR/L

Gina Miller

M.S. OTR/L

Gina graduated from Spalding University in 2013 with a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and has four years experience working at an outpatient pediatric clinic. She has three children which have taught her the importance of meeting families where they are at to help create an environment that facilitates success for the child with family-centered outcomes. Gina has completed continuing education in feeding disorders, sensory integration and processing, behavioral strategies, handwriting and self-regulation. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and being outdoors. Gina is excited about being a part of The Chatter Box team and continuing her Occupational Therapy career in pediatrics.

Bridget Carrithers

M.S. OTR/L

Bridget Carrithers

M.S. OTR/L

Bridget is a passionate practitioner who graduated with her Master’s of Occupational Therapy from Spalding University in 2020 and has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Northern Kentucky University. She had the opportunity to complete her fieldwork in the pediatric sector, working alongside knowledgeable First Steps and Outpatient therapists from multiple disciplines. Her past experiences have cultivated her skill set for pediatrics and as a Louisville local, she is thrilled to be serving her community as part of The Chatter Box team.

Kara Vonderheide

B.S. OTR/L

Kara Vonderheide

B.S. OTR/L

Kara graduated from St. Louis University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. With 22 years experience in pediatrics, throughout her career she has worked with children with a wide range of diagnoses and abilities in inpatient rehabilitation, community re-entry, early intervention, school, and outpatient settings. She has certifications in Advanced Therapeutic Listening, Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), Interactive Metronome (IM), and IM Home with additional training in non-traditional practices of hippotherapy and aquatics. Kara has experience in the development, coordination, and execution of innovative multi-disciplinary programs that supplement core therapy services such as camps and intensives focusing on handwriting, social skills, motor coordination/ sensory processing, play skills, infant development, and fitness, among others. She enjoys mentoring student practitioners from accredited programs as well as pre-professional interns and volunteers. Kara is passionate about helping families be intentional about routines and habits that will help children and parents thrive, and has helped families achieve this through direct client service as well as parent/ school presentations, written articles, and co-hosting a podcast about therapy related topics. A Louisville native, Kara lives with her husband and three children and a series of beloved pets. In her spare time she can be found either coaching or cheering on the sidelines of a school sporting event.