About Us

Integrated Children’s Therapies, Inc. (ICT) was developed to offer a holistic approach to treating the children. We recognize that it is the day to day interactions with families and caregivers that truly make a difference in a child’s life. Because of this, our staff works closely with families and other team members to create functional strategies that can be carried over within everyday activities. This team approach helps families help their children reach their goals.

Furthermore, ICT is known as a sensory based, feeding therapy clinic. Our staff has the expertise and experience to offer treatment that touches both the sensory focused and behavioral concerns that arise from feeding issues. We use activities that address feeding concerns through sensory play and feeding-based approaches. Additionally, not only do we offer one-on-one feeding treatments with children, but at times also offer several peer-to-peer feeding experiences with our licensed clinicians.

Integrated Children’s Therapies is able to offer occupational, and speech and language services to our families. As each child brings something unique, each of our staff members also brings their own experience to help children to reach their full potential. Our staff is all highly trained and experienced in pediatrics and sensory integration. Each has experience working in a variety of settings with varied ages and diagnostic categories

Therapeutic Staff

Lisa van Gorder, OTR/L, CEIS, is the owner and Clinic Director of Integrated Children's Therapies, Inc. Lisa’s experience working in outpatient clinics, schools, and with early intervention programs has given her good insight on how to facilitate, and obtain functional goals for children with a variety of diagnoses. In addition to her clinical experience, Lisa is certified in Sensory Integration, a provider for The Listening Program, and is a Certified Early Intervention Specialist. Furthermore, Lisa has additional expertise in feeding issues while creating and coordinating a variety of feeding groups for children with multiple needs.

Tara Jane Bessette, MS OTR/L has experience working in a pediatric outpatient setting with children of a variety of medical and developmental diagnoses including autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries, and children with sensory processing needs. Additionally, she has experience working in an integrated camp setting, as direct in-home support staff, and in an outpatient focus group for children with cerebral palsy. Her goal is to increase functional independence by providing evidence based treatment for her clients. Tara Jane is a trained provider for The Listening Program, and the Bal-A-Vis-X program.

Jacquie Sargent, OTR/L, has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient clinics, early intervention programs and schools. Through her practice she strives to help children reach success while collaborate with caregivers to integrate ideas into daily routines. Jacquie has experience working with children with varying diagnoses including autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing needs, and developmental delays. Jacquie is also a Listening Program trained provider.

Courtney Vargas, OTR/L, experience comes from her work in pediatric outpatient clinics and school based settings. She is passionate about sensory integration therapy and how she is able to blend theory and treatment to see positive outcomes. Additionally, Courtney has extensive experience of dealing with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, and general behavioral issues. Courtney Listening Program provider and trained in the Astronaut Program.

Marybeth Clark, COTA/L has experience working with diverse populations including the public school system and pediatric sensory integration settings. She is passionate about working with children and seeing the positive outcomes that are made with the combination of clinic therapy and home programs. Marybeth is a trained provider for The Listening Program and the Bal-A-Vis-X program.

Rebecca Gammons, MS CCC-SLP, has extensive experience working with the pediatric population in a variety of settings including: early intervention, preschool, and public school. In addition to her work experience, Rebecca is a PROMPT-trained clinician, a program that combines oral motor and developmental activities to achieve cognitive function and social skills goals. It is through these experiences that Rebecca is able to help children, and their families, use functional activities to achieve outcomes at home and in the community.

Mollee Nosek, MS CCC-SLP, is a certified and licensed speech language pathologist with 15 years of experience working with school-aged children. She has worked with children ages 2 to 12 who have had a variety of speech, language and learning issues. Mollee believes in a strong connection between functional language around the home, school and in natural settings as well as a strong connection between language and literacy for academic excellence. Bridging the gaps between home, school, and the outside world help her students to achieve their personal best. Mollee has experience working with children who have Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Delays, and Articulation Delays/Disorders such as Apraxia.

Samantha Taft, MA CCC-SLP, has experience with working in the public school system and the outpatient setting with a variety of children and diagnosis. Her experience includes severe autism, dyspraxia, emotional/behavioral disorders, and augmentative communication devices. Samantha's philosophy includes evidence-based developmental approaches to speech and language treatment in order to teach functional skills for all learning environments. Additionally, her passion for children language disorders has allowed her to expand her knowledge and develop creative approaches that fit each individual child. Furthermore, Samantha has significant group experience which has helped her to create several of ICT's social groups using concepts from the Social Thinking® program by Michelle Garcia Winner.

Administrative Staff

The office staff at Integrated Children’s Therapies, Inc. are happy to help you with any administrative and scheduling issues. Below are their days, hours, and positions.

Lisa van Gorder, Clinical Director – Monday – Thursday 9am – 7pm, Friday 9a – 6pm

Alison Tidd, Insurance Coordinator – Monday – Thursday 1:30 – 7:00pm, Friday 1:30 - 6pm

Kathleen Ford, Administrative Assistant – Monday – Friday 9am - 3:30pm
Jasline Estrella, Administrative Assistant – Monday – Thursday 3pm – 7 pm, Friday 3pm – 6pm
Trina Varadi, Administrative Assistant – Saturdays only 9am-2:30pm