Hello! And a warm welcome to Thrive Occupational Therapy, Health & Wellness services specializing in holistic occupational therapy treatment treating the whole person.
We offer functional and integrative health and rehabilitation services. We are committed to offering clients comprehensive, goal-oriented treatment in a nurturing environment. Our personalized outlook on care delivers knowledge and empowerment to the client and a commitment from the therapist to provide results in a professional and efficient manner.
Meet the Owner
Erica Stevens – MOTR/L, CLT, CHC, CYT
Erica graduated with honors and Magna Cum Laude completing her master’s degree in occupational therapy at College of Saint Mary. She is part of the national honor society for OT graduate students, Pi Theta Epsilon, and the American Occupational Therapy Association. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Kansas and holds undergraduate degrees in psychology and rehabilitative science. She is currently working on advanced certification through the Institute of Functional Medicine, along with her post-professional doctorate at Creighton University.
Erica is a passionate health & wellness occupational therapy private practice owner. Her private practice, Thrive Occupational Therapy, Health & Wellness PLLC, serves clients across the lifespan related to: Perinatal Rehab, Fertility Support, Food Mood and Hormones, Lymphedema Therapy, Scar Tissue Treatment, General Health and Wellness.
Additional areas of specialization and certification include women’s health and pelvic floor therapy, pregnancy and postpartum corrective exercise specialist, certified lymphedema therapist, certified health coach, certified mental health integrative medicine practitioner, and biofeedback specialist, expanding her skills to meet the health and wellness needs of individuals across the lifespan.
Erica and her husband, Wade, have two children, Haddie and Calvin. She enjoys running, yoga, water skiing, reading, gardening, and spending time with family.
Specialization and Certifications
Certified Lymphedema Therapist
Comprehensive Lymphedema Management for American Health Care
Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice
Institute if Functional Medicine
Optimal Fertility: Preconception Detoxification and Preparation Specialization
Integrative Women’s Health Institute
Certified Yoga Teacher
Aura Wellness Center
Certified Health Coach
National Society of Health Coaches
Pelvic Floor Training with Ultrasound Technology
Herman and Wallace Institute
Pelvic Floor Biofeedback Specialization
Medical Professional Therapeutic Yoga Specialization
Professional Yoga Therapy Institute
Pregnancy & Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist
Core Exercise Solutions
Marissa Horak – CLT, LANA, CPAM
Marissa Horak was hired in 2022 to expand services and thus offer help to more women and men. She serves as the Omaha Branch Lead and her passion for helping her patients aligns perfectly with Thrive OT’s vision and commitment to quality therapeutic interventions.
Marissa is an occupational therapist who specializes in lymphedema, oncology, and pelvic floor. She obtained a master’s degree Cum Laude in occupational therapy from the College of Saint Mary and has been practicing since 2016. She also holds a degree in psychology and rehabilitation studies. Marissa was the recipient of the prestigious Spirit of Saint Mary award from her graduate program – this highlights her compassion and drive for serving others.
Through her career, Marissa obtained top-tier training through the Norton School of Lymphatics for her certification as a lymphedema therapist in 2018 with over 200 hours of training. She is one of 34 practitioners in the state of NE and IA who holds a Lymphology Association of North America (LANA) certification- indicating her skills are of the highest level of competency and expertise. She has advanced pelvic floor training and provides top quality services for male and female clients in all stages of life.
Marissa also has advanced specialty breast cancer rehab and male pelvic oncology certifications. Marissa prides herself in focusing on quality of life and helping clients thrive. She is a mom to an energetic two year old daughter. She and her husband have three dogs and support rescue through fostering. Marissa loves being outside, traveling, and family adventures.
Marissa is the branch lead for Thrive OT in Omaha, NE.
Specialization and Certifications
Certified Lymphedema Therapist, LANA Accredited
Norton School of of Lymphatic Therapy and Lymphology Association of North America
Pelvic Floor Specialist for Males and Females
Herman and Wallace Level 1 and Oncology of the Pelvic Floor 2A
Breast Cancer Rehab Specialist
Credentialed in Physical Agent Modalities
Physical agent modalities practitioner credentialing agency
Exercise Prescription Specialist
Accelerated Care Plus, Relias Learning, LANA education center
Erica’s Story Creating Thrive OT
The main goal of Thrive OT is to help more people.
I began my OT career working in rural Iowa seeing patients of all ages in the acute, skill nursing, outpatient and home health settings. From these experiences, I recognized a missing link to our health care system. Yes, the sick are seen, but what about those who just do not feel well? Those who are technically functional, however are not living their best life?
Additionally, I began noticing trends within my patient populations: a large majority of diagnoses I treated could be traced back to poor lifestyle habits, moreover pinned to a lifetime of stress, lack of concern for optimal health and wellness, and poor coping strategies. A vast majority of my elder patients had some form of incontinence, resulting in nursing home placement at a young age, comorbidities related to poor bowel and bladder management, and an increased burden of care. Their lives were no longer their own story to write, but dictated by bouts of severe and disabling bowel and bladder incontinence, impacting what one could do each day.
I could not stand idly by and allow this trend to continue!
These discoveries paired with my own fertility, pelvic health, and wellness journey, led me to seek specialization within the scope of women’s health, pelvic floor therapy, stress management, and general health and wellness.
I am professionally passionate about improving one’s daily quality of life and empowering clients to live their best life. I am excited to share with my clients the life changing benefits occupational therapy can have physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally.
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