Seattle Occupational & Craniosacral Therapist | Bek Miremis
I do this work to help kids have fun, happy childhoods. It’s really that simple. I do what I do because it helps babies and kids find relief from pain, anxiety, discomfort, or dysfunction. That relief leads to happier childhoods, and happier adults. What’s really cool is that it’s never too late to have a fun, happy life, and I treat adults to meet that goal, as well.
My training involves many, many college years, of which I loved every minute. I have a Bachelor’s in Neuropsychology, with a minor in Women’s Studies, and a Master’s in Occupational Therapy, OT. My favorite classes were always about the body. I’m fascinated by its brilliance and ability to heal. I really love to analyze movement and understand the development of a child’s body. I’ve been an OT since 2003, and worked with babies and kids right out of grad school, either in public or private schools, early intervention facilities, or in my private practice. As a matter of fact, my training with kids started when I was 11 years old. I was a very busy babysitter all through high school. In college I volunteered at summer camps for special needs kids. When I went to OT I thought I would specialize in industrial ergonomics. I quickly realized how much I needed to work with kids. That was one of the best decisions of my life. I’m so honored and happy to have worked with hundreds of kids and families I have thus far.
I’m very skilled at treating babies and children, and feel that my training in child and human development is an essential part of that. My craniosacral training started in 2007. I’ve taken classes through Upledger Institute, Bastyr University, and private instructors like Dr. Faith Christenson and Dr. Einat Arian. I now teach classes on pediatric craniosacral therapy, because I see the extensive benefits that children and babies receive from treatment.
- Master’s of Occupational Therapy from the University of Washington, 2003.
- Bachelor of Science in Neuropsychology at Oregon State, 2000.
- Craniosacral Training: The Upledger Institute and Bastyr University.
- National continuing education Instructor.
- Work history in: School-based OT, Early Intervention, Private Therapy