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Meet the team

Sarina Shirazee

Director/Senior Occupational Therapist

Sarina Shirazee is an experienced occupational therapist who has specialised in paediatrics for over 14 years. She graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Science (majoring in Anatomy & Psychology) in 2006, followed by a Master of Occupational Therapy at Curtin University in 2008.

Whilst studying, Sarina discovered her passion for working with children when she became an education assistant for children with additional support needs. She worked at various education support centres, and enjoyed the challenges and triumphs that came with working alongside children of different backgrounds and capabilities. 

 

Since graduating, Sarina has had extensive experience in providing both group and individual therapy to children ranging from toddlers to teenagers, in both private and government associations. She spent a year working with children across Europe, as well as a year on the east coast of Australia, providing mobile therapy to children in lower socioeconomic areas. She has worked with children with both diagnosed and undiagnosed conditions, in particular those with ADHD and developmental delays, and autistic children. Sarina feels strongly about providing therapy that is play-based and child-led, and has been sought after for the adaptability in her approach and ability to build relationships with children in such a way that maximises their potential. Sarina is fascinated by child development and consistently seeks the most up-to-date, evidence-based approaches to therapy, ensuring the most effective treatment for children.

Sarina is also able to refer children to other professions where necessary, including paediatricians, speech pathologists, psychologists and developmental optometrists.

 

Sarina maintains current registrations with:

  • AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Agency)

  • Working with Children Check

  • Occupational Therapy Australia

  • Developmental Occupational Therapists of WA (DOTWA)

  • Better Access to Mental Health Initiative

  • Medicare & private health funds

Sarina has recently returned to clinical work after being on maternity leave with her son for the last year or so, however is unfortunately already at capacity and unable to take on new clients.

Karren Pronk
Senior Occupational Therapist

Karren Pronk is an experienced Occupational Therapist, graduating from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science - Occupational Therapy in 1998. Karren has worked in both private and public sectors providing quality occupational therapy services to people of all ages.

 

Karren is committed to providing a supportive and engaging environment for every child and family that she works with. She enjoys building strong relationships with her clients, collaborating on goals that are meaningful and have impact on their everyday lives. Whether it’s working on fine and gross motor skills or emotional regulation, Karren incorporates evidence-based techniques to work on the skills and strategies that will help each child reach their full potential. Karren values celebrating the strengths and unique abilities of individuals, using play and a child led approach during therapy sessions.

 

Karren maintains current registrations with:

  • AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Agency)

  • Working with Children Check

  • Occupational Therapy Australia

  • NDIS Worker Screening Check

  • Medicare & private health funds

Kimi Varsani
Senior Occupational Therapist

Kimi Varsani is an experienced Occupational Therapist, graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) degree from Curtin University in 2014.

Kimi has worked predominantly as a paediatric Occupational Therapist within the private and NDIS settings, providing services to children with a range of diagnosis, disabilities, and learning/developmental difficulties. Kimi's paediatric experience has included individual assessment and therapy intervention, consultation with families and schools, facilitating group programs, kindergarten and pre-primary school readiness screening, liaison with other allied health professionals, and mentoring occupational therapists.
Kimi also has experience with assistive technology.

Kimi is passionate about working collaboratively with children, their families, and support networks to support children to reach their goals, engage and participate in the activities that are meaningful to them, and assist them to reach their full potential.


Kimi values using child led, play based therapy, and evidence based approaches to support children to succeed and grow.

Kimi maintains current registrations with:

  • AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Agency)

  • Working with Children Check

  • NDIS Worker Screening Check

  • WA Occupational Therapy Association

  • Developmental Occupational Therapists of WA (DOTWA)

  • Medicare & private health funds

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