Occupational Therapist Andrew Klein inside a tunnel swing in the sensory gym

Kristen Maselli, MS, OTR/L


Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Part of the Emerge Family since 2023

Kristen has experience and training in:

  • Ayers Sensory Integration
  • Zones of Regulation
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Food Scientist and SOS Approach to Feeding
  • Social Thinking
  • Executive Functioning
  • Group therapy
  • Astronaut Training
  • Certified Public Access Trainer for Service Dogs
  • Working with children with diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay, ADHD, handwriting difficulties, learning disabilities, fine motor delays, behavioral difficulties, and feeding difficultie
Occupational Therapist Andrew Klein as a young boy sitting at a table with a workbook

Kristen grew up in Cary, North Carolina, playing lacrosse and spending lots of time with family and friends. From a young age, Kristen knew she wanted to pursue a career in healthcare, specifically with children. Kristen’s Dad introduced her to occupational therapy and her parents encouraged her to explore shadowing opportunities. From then on she was determined to pursue this career and help individuals grow to their full potential. While completing her undergraduate degree in Public Health Studies at UNCW, she became a Certified Public Access Trainer for service dogs through the organization paws4people. She immediately continued her education at ECU to receive her Master’s of Science in occupational therapy. One of Kristen’s favorite things about occupational therapy is the ability to be creative and think outside the box. Outside of occupational therapy, Kristen loves being with her two dogs, reading books, watching the TV show Big Brother, and spending time with loved ones.