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Therapist of the Quarter – Sherilyn Holzer

Therapist of the Quarter

“Congratulations, Sherilyn Holzer has been admitted to the University of New Hampshire.” After reading that sentence on my acceptance letter, that is when my journey as a healthcare professional began. My freshman year, I chose an undeclared, liberal arts major. I knew that I really enjoyed the sciences and that I wanted to help people. Surprisingly, I had never heard of occupational therapy before going to college.

SherilynHolzerWhen reading course descriptions, a class called “Exploring Occupational Therapy” caught my attention. I was intrigued, and I signed up for the class. I enjoyed the lectures and the assignments and decided to continue with the curriculum. Although it was a rigorous program, I persevered because I knew that it would be a rewarding career. I completed the five-year program and received a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. I later passed the national board certification exam.

I enjoyed living in New Hampshire, but I wanted to move to a warmer climate. I was up for going anywhere! My spontaneity made my decision very difficult. After about a month of reading endless pediatric job descriptions and sending my resume to various locations, I came across ProCare on the internet. I looked into the company more and decided to make a call. I told my recruiter what I was looking for, and she diligently found a job that matched my interests.

I have been working as a schoolbased therapist in Maryland since May of 2009. I adore the children on my caseload, and my coworkers are all very helpful and friendly. I feel very fortunate to be able to work as a team and empower children with special needs to reach their educational goals.

ProCare, thank you for being a part of my journey.


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