At Occupational Therapy Connect Ontario, we believe that everyone has a right to follow their own path and lead a fulfilled life. We have made it our mission to work with our clients to get them to start or get back to doing the things they love with the people who matter most in their lives.
Guided by values of trust and respect, our occupational therapists take a professional, non-judgmental approach to client care and use evidence-based treatment practices to provide quality service to our clients.
My name is Lindsay Blackman, and I am a registered occupational therapist who has multiple years of experience working within mental health. I was drawn to the profession to help individuals achieve their goals in daily life, despite challenges that life may present. I studied at McMaster University, receiving an Honours B.A. in Social Sciences, and a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy.
My professional objective is to help you live a rich and fulfilling life by engaging in activities that are important to you. In addition to experience from my professional career, I have also completed additional training some of which include training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), ACT for trauma, and Cognitive Adaptive Training (CAT).
My commitment to you is to provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere focusing on collaboration and understanding.
I have spent the majority of my career as an occupational therapist working in mental health. This is where I developed a passion for helping people achieve their personal goals within the context of occupational therapy. My professional objective is to help you safely identify what is currently getting in the way of your goals and work together to create a plan to enrich your life in a way that is meaningful to you.
After graduating from Queen’s University in 2013 with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, I have been committed to professional development. I have spent years expanding my competency to work in mental health by learning to integrate psychotherapy skills into my occupational therapy practice. The skills I have learned are drawn from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) approaches. I have also remained active in the profession through committee participation and the publication of an article in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists’ practice magazine, OT Now (November 2019 Issue).
Our occupational therapists are licensed to practice in Ontario, Canada and are registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO).
Visit https://www.coto.org/ for more information.