Lauren Bernier, COTA/L

After graduating with a B.A. in Anthropology in 2006 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst I decided to move down south and make Asheville my home. A few years after that I moved back to the Boston area to pursue a career using my degree at an art museum. Although very grateful for the job and experience I felt I was always seeking a more people centered profession. I moved back to Asheville in 2013 and after hitting some bumps in the road, decided that life was short and I should follow my passion leading me to go back to school for Occupational therapy. It was at South College Asheville that my wonderful instructors and clinical supervisors helped me hone my interest and love for working with kids. I was hired at HGP in August and could not be more excited to be working here with such wonderful kids, their families, and fellow staff members. When Iím not at the clinic you can most likely find me hanging with my kitty, enjoying the sunshine with friends and family, experimenting with all kinds of flavors in my kitchen, or boogying at a show.