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An occupational therapist would be able to offer guidance by:

  • Optimizing day-to-day habits and routines
  • Creating short-term & long-term goals and maintaining accountability
  • Focusing on solutions by using activity analysis to recognize dysfunctional patterns
  • Developing pragmatic skills to create balance
  • Collecting data — sleep, time use
  • Focusing on individual strengths, untapped potential, and then link to action
  • Evaluating holistically — focusing on many dimensions of wellness

A counselor, on the other hand, focuses their conversation on ways to:

  • Recover from past traumas and cope with distress
  • Explore past relationships to improve self-concept and self-esteem
  • Work through underlying psychological issues that affect ability to function
  • Guiding people towards flexibility and responsiveness
  • Emotional integration and regulation
  • Awareness of the past in order to promote insight and healing

What we have in common:

  • Individualized and client-centered
  • Scientifically driven, evidence-based
  • Defined goals

Remember, you are not limited to one therapy or the other. You may utilize both services to address the same problem as the different frameworks and methodologies of each profession can complement each other.

January 12, 2021

In accordance with the recommendations from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Occupational Therapy Services will offer individual sessions via telephone or encrypted, HIPAA-compliant Zoom video instead of face-to-face meetings until further notice.

Your eligibility for OT Services will depend on where you are living. Please consult the table on our Services Update page to determine your eligibility.

Please call (626) 395-8331 to request an appointment during our regular business hours, 8:00am - 5:00pm PST, Monday - Friday.


By Phone:

(626) 395-8331
8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed on Institute Holidays

What to Expect:

Video appointments

  • Occupational Therapy Services has obtained an encrypted, HIPAA-compliant license for Zoom that adds additional security features.
  • If you schedule a Zoom video appointment, your clinician will send you the link to join the meeting a short time via a secure message through your health portal. The link will be generated and sent the same day of the appointment, usually a few minutes prior to the meeting.
  • Once a video appointment is in place, your clinician will initiate Zoom video promptly at the time of your appointment. It is important that you are available at the agreed-upon time. If you do not join the meeting within 10 minutes of the agreed-upon start time, you will have missed the appointment and will need to contact the front desk at (626) 395-8331 to schedule another one.
  • Please ensure that at the time of your appointment, you are someplace where you can talk privately.

Telephone appointments

  • Please ensure that at the time of your appointment, you are someplace where you can talk privately.
  • If your phone is set up to automatically reject calls from unknown or blocked telephone numbers, please temporarily disable this setting.
  • Phone calls may come from an on-campus number, and in some situations, a blocked or unknown number. Please answer the call anyway, even if you do not immediately recognize the number.
  • If you do not answer the phone, your clinician will try to call you again in 5 minutes, and then once more 5 minutes after that. If you do not answer any of those calls, you will have missed the appointment and will need to contact the front desk at (626) 395-8331 to schedule another one.
  • Please ensure that your voicemail is not full, and is able to receive new messages.
  • If the call is accidentally disconnected, your therapist will initiate the callback.
Hours
Mon - Fri
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact
1239 Arden Rd.
Mail Code 1-8
Pasadena, California 91125
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