Therapeutic excellence through innovation—integration—collaboration™
3900 Jermantown Road, Suite 250
Fairfax, VA 22030
Judy Feingold, OTR/L, Co-founder and Chief Therapist.
Judy is a significant contributor to OT and allied services in
Northern Virginia. Her expertise and certifications range
from (among many others) sensory integration, visual skills
therapies, Interactive Metronome, Listening Therapies,
Feldenkrais, Anat Baniel for Children. Judy is a leader in
integrating pediatric therapies―often achieving remarkable
results. She is a persistent innovator who finds better ways
to integrate and harmonize. Judy is an independent
facilitator of Parenting the Love and Logic Way™
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Lindsey Schucker, M.A., CCC-SLP, Senior Speech-
Language Pathologist
. Prior to joining Creative, Lindsey
already had over six years experience working with children in
Floortime Center®. Lindsey has evaluated and treated
children with a wide variety of ages and diagnoses, including
Autism spectrum disorders, learning differences, Down
syndrome, and speech delays/disorders. She is particularly
passionate about supporting the development of functional
communication skills, including social language skills,
bringing to bear her expertise gained at The Floortime
Center®. Lindsey is certified in the SOS Approach to Feeding.
Lindsey received her Master’s degree in speech-language
pathology from The George Washington University, is
licensed in Virginia, Maryland, and DC, and is certified
through the American Speech-Language hearing association.
Richard Feingold, CISSP, Co-founder and Business Manager.
Creative's Activation Specialist, Richard is also an expert in
business process and information technology and security,
Richard has created a seamless electronic infrastructure that
minimizes paper and maximizes the therapist's time and
ability to provide therapies; it also eliminates bureaucratic
obstacles to the best therapies. Richard is an independent
facilitator of Parenting the Love and Logic Way™ and provides
occasional therapy assistance.
Danielle Leighner, MA CCC-SLP, Speech-Language
Licensed in Virginia and certified by the American
Speech-Language Hearing Association. Danielle received her
Bachelors degree in communication sciences and disorders
from the University of South Florida and her Masters degree in
speech-language pathology from The Ohio State University. She
is a PROMPT trained clinician and a DIR/Floortime practitioner
(basic certification). Danielle is passionate about finding ways
to foster learning and growth in children with all styles of
Vian Al-Baiati, COTA/L, Certified Occupational Therapy
A graduate of Northern Virginia Community on.
She previously provided one-on-one assistance for
handwriting and fine motor skills, tutored handwriting at a
private school. Vianwas a teacher assistance at a private
academic pre-school and taught children Arabic at
Marymount University. Vian has completed fieldwork
rotations at Fairfax/Arlington County Public Schools,
community-based residential program, geriatric inpatient
rehabilitation, and outpatient pediatric clinic. Vian is a
member of the Phi Theta Kappa, National Honor Society, and
Virginia Occupational Therapy Association (VOTA). She’s
also an advocate for occupational therapy who participated in
the AOTA Capitol Hill for two years.
Marta Rodriguez, Office Manager. Marta brings an impressive
background of managing health care offices  to support
therapists and meet client needs. As Marta puts it, she is
passionate about helping clients get the help they need. Marta
was Processing and Office Assistant at the Cumberland
County Mental Health Center. Previously, she had support
adults with special needs as Program Coordinator of Humans
United Giving Greater Services in Fayetteville, NC, providing
hands on teaching and conducting activities. Finally, Marta
proudly supported her country as a distinguished member of
the United States Army.
Cristy Platero, COTA/L, Certified Occupational Therapy
A graduate of Northern Virginia Community
College, she previously was a preschool assistant. Cristy
enjoys volunteering and has helped organizations such as
SCAN of Northern of Virginia, and was a catechist and youth
leader in her church community. She is a member of the
School of Leadership for youth, a program focused on
spiritual counseling for teenagers. Her educational
background includes a degrees in accounting, as well as
internships in public schools, pediatric private practices and
rehabilitation centers.
Amy "Liz" Schmitt, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist. Amy got
her pediatric start at Nationwide Children's Hospital where
she worked in the NICU, PICU, and Newborn Developmental
Unit, and Developmental Disabilities Clinic. At United
Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland she covered three
school districts, working with children from ages 3 to 21 with
diagnoses such as ADHD, ASD, trauma, learning and other
differences. There she also gained experience with IEPs and
multi-factored evaluations. Amy received her Occupational
Therapist education at Cleveland State University.
Audrey Awa, COTA/L, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.
Audrey graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Polytechnic
Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). She has been working
in the special education field for over 10 years helping children, aged
3-18, with developmental delays, neurological disorders, and
physical disabilities in the school and home. In addition to teaching
school subjects, she worked to improve children's fine motor, social,
executive functioning, and functional life skills and coached junior
high soccer. Audrey completed her occupational therapy assistant
coursework at St. Catherine University and is currently a member of
American Occupational Therapy Association, Virginia Occupational
Therapy Association, and World Federation of Occupational
Therapists. Her extra-curricular endeavors have included volunteer
work for Special Olympics, Autism Speaks, Domestic Abuse
Helpline for Men and Women, Homeless Animal Rescue Team and
Carpenter’s Shelter. Her other interests are spoiling her dog, playing
soccer, exploring new places, and cooking.
Elizabeth Souza, MS OTR/L, Occupational Therapist. Elizabeth
graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Master
of Science in Occupational Therapy. She has completed
internships working with clients ranging from 0-21 years old with
a variety of medical, developmental, and psychological
diagnoses. She has experience working and volunteering in a
variety of settings including regular and special education
classrooms, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and her clients’
homes. Elizabeth is excited to work with families to achieve their
goals and increase participation in their desired activities.
Sharon Lucas, LCSW, MSEd, Licensed Clinical Social Worker,
has been providing psychotherapy for children, teens, and
families for over 15 years. Sharon has worked with children and
teens with challenges related to adjustment, anxiety, depression,
sensory processing and integration, behavior and anger
management, ADHD, executive functioning, learning disabilities,
developmental delays, chronic illness, foster care and adoption,
attachment disorder, parental separation and divorce, grief and
loss, and trauma. Sharon obtained her Master of Social Work
degree from New York University and her Master of Science in
Education degree in Psychological Services from the University
of Pennsylvania. She has also obtained specialized training in
attachment, trauma, and adoption-related issues. She has
worked in special education and day treatment programs, a
community child development center, a residential treatment
center, and private practice. Sharon is a Clinical Partner of
Sarah Castrellon, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist. Sarah
graduated with a Masters in Occupational Therapy from Howard
University. Patient and compassionate, she enjoys working with
a diverse population, helping them better take are of themselves
and use their minds and bodies
including and especially at risk
youth. Prior to becoming an OT, Sarah was a Youth Program
Director for after school programs. Previously, she provided out-
patient and in-home evaluations for hospitals in Miami, Florida,
and Arlington, Virginia. Her experience spans helping heal
people of all ages experiencing acute injury or illness, including
multiple trauma, spinal cord injury, stroke, loss of a limb, and
debility from prolonged illness. Sarah is drawn to Creative's
transdisciplinary integrated collaborative approach.
Eboni Newsome, Reception and Administrative Support.
achelors in Social Science from Savannah State University.
Eboni has been working in the hospitality profession for over
ten years and
has developed the skill and ability to remain
calm and understanding in some of the toughest situations
She meets and
overcomes obstacles to best provide for her
. Eboni brings a warm personality with plenty of
charisma and charm, so that
she may assist the therapists
and children with their
"adventure to healing and growing."