About Us

History of Developmental Occupational Therapy, PC.

Carolyn Ecker started Developmental Occupational Therapy PC. in 2003.  It has since grown from a small practice with just Carolyn to providing services across the Sacramento Area.

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Meet Your Therapists

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Carolyn Ecker MOT OTR/L (Business Owner)

Carolyn graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA with a Bachelor in Biology. She then earned her Master of Occupational Therapy from Samuel Merritt College in Oakland, CA.  Since graduating in 1997, Carolyn has had experience in multiple settings including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, schools and home-based services.  Her primary area of practice has been pediatrics for the last 16 years.

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Catherine Cooper MOT OTR/L

Catherine graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA with a Bachelor in Kinesiology and a minor in Child Development. She then received her Master of Occupational Therapy from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA. Catherine has experience working with adults and children, but her passion is in working with children and their families in their natural environments.

Lisa Smith COTA/L

Lisa began her career as an educator, with a Bachelor in Elementary Education from Concordia University, Nebraska, and a Masters in Special Education from CSU Sacramento. After 15 years as a classroom teacher, she returned to school and completed the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Sacramento City College. Since then she has enjoyed providing occupational therapy to children in school-based settings.

Felicia Houston COTA/L

Felicia graduated from Arkansas State University with a Bachelor in Psychology and a minor in Biology. She continued her education at ASU and received her Associate in Occupational Therapy. Felicia has experience working with adults in skilled nursing facilities and has enjoyed providing school-based, home-based, and clinic pediatric services.

Sarah McMills

Sarah McMills MOT OTR/L

Sarah recently graduated from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY where she received both her Bachelor of Occupational Science and Master of Occupational Therapy. She has just moved to Sacramento from Athens, OH. Sarah was an intern with Developmental Occupational Therapy in the spring of 2019. She loves working with children and their families and is excited to begin her new journey!