Dr. Ann Tuemler, OTD, OTR/L

Dr. Ann Tuemler, OTD, OTR/L

Dr. Tuemler is not an employee of Counseling Plus More but does consult with our team and provide adjunct services as needed to best support clients.

As a veteran Occupational Therapy (OT) practitioner I embrace the question posed on my professional website:

What matters to you? not what’s the matter with you? In its simplest terms, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). www.aota.org

As a child I experienced a total hearing loss, focus challenges, learning challenges, and sensory processing challenges. In those days my challenges were not yet understood, but through the innovative thinking of my mother, I had opportunities to be a part of the new concept of play therapy, the intervention of patient and kind educators, and adults who focused on my strengths, and wouldn’t allow me to use these difficulties as an excuse.  Society often thinks of OT as an intervention for young children, but my focus is coaching and guiding my clients of all ages in the art of understanding not only their weaknesses, but on learning how to focus and use their strengths as they transition to adult roles. As an OT I focus on needs, not labels. I am honored to be able to offer occupational therapy services for all ages, including executive functioning coaching and Autplay services.

Focus Areas:

OT evaluations (ages 6 through adult), Autplay services for individuals 3-17 years old , Innovative Occupational Therapy treatments/interventions, Educational advocacy to include the development of educational accommodations, Executive function coaching, Vocational and career exploration and assessments, Assistive technology, Handwriting and typing interventions, The use of real-world experiences to teach sustainable social and emotional

strategies to successfully navigate a complex world

Education:

Besides years of experience, attending over 1,ooo IEPs over 21 years across 2

states and 4 school districts, and private clinic practice:

  • Bachelor of Arts – Psychology
  • Master of Science – Occupational Therapy
  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy