Nikki Rotshtein

Occupational Therapist

Nikki Rotshtein

Occupational Therapist

Whatʼs the biggest proof that youʼre good at what you do?

I had prayed for guida years to help choose a career that would “help me use my strengths to bring out strengths in others.” That is exactly what OT is and I feel so humbled and special part of it. I get a rush when I discharge a client feeling like they have the wings to feeling of pride keeps me going when the road is long and challenging for some o kiddos.

How long have you been working in your field?

16 years

Whatʼs your biggest accomplishment professionally?

That I still don’t feel that the nothing else to learn – the more we know the more we realize we don’t know enough.

What are you most passionate about professionally? Personally?

Childhood devel and neuroplasticity have always been fascinating for me . I try to apply these obs and principles in my own life for growth and the ability to change. We are never to learn new things. We are all a work in progress.  Change is a beautiful thing.

What would you do even if you didnʼt get paid to do?

Parent coaching – focusing on relationship building with our children. We all need sometimes from a different perspective to help us keep the big picture in mind.

What are you surprisingly good at?

Event planning

How does your education connect to your professional career?

I love being in such dynamic field that there is always new research and new methods. I’m surrounded staff that never says we are good enough but that we can do more. This affects me personally as I will not say then that I can’t do more or better.

What problems do you consistently solve for your clients?

How to look at the who and at times it is not only the work the child has to do to grow and change but what need to change in ourselves for them.

What are you complimented on most in your work?

For looking at the whole child unit and working to support both together.