Lisa Dennis received her BScOT from McGill University and her MScOT (post-professional) from Dalhousie. She is currently doing her Doctoral studies at Boston University. She has struggled with personal experiences with her own brain-based disorders and this drives her to find interventions to help heal brains.
She has been an occupational therapist since 1999 working with a diverse clientele. She has extensive experience in community home-care in Quebec and Ontario with the adult and geriatric population with physical disabilities. She has spent 4 years working in northern Labrador offering mental health and addictions services as well as school pediatric interventions with aboriginal youth-at-risk aged 6 to 24 years. She has worked with active military members suffering from PTSD, mild traumatic brain injuries, chronic pain, and musculoskeletal injuries.
She has helped people suffering from fetal alcohol syndrome, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, trauma, addictions, and mental health issues to reach their full potential despite their illness or disability using a rehabilitation approach. She has also delivered different life skills courses to aboriginal inmates at a correctional facility, provided front line suicide crisis intervention and created innovative programs for capacity building.
Lisa is also a fitness instructor and teaches Zumba, Piloxing and Urban Poling. She is dedicated to providing a holistic, culturally-safe, client-centered service. She has taken numerous trainings (Canada, USA, UK, Australia) to be able to offer cutting- edge interventions to encourage neuroplasticity... the brain's ability to make new connections. She offers a service in both English and French. She is well known for her "out of the box" thinking.