Jolene Gerlits

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Jolene is a certified Occupational Therapist Assistant whose passion for serving others brought her to switch careers after managing Jamba Juices for 15 years.  Jolene’s clinical specialty and passion is working with children of all ages on emotional regulation, developing gross motor skills and exploring sensory strategies while enriching the lives of children through play.

Jolene received an Associates of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy from Linn Benton Community College. Jolene has experience teaching English to students in Thailand, as a swim instructor for all ages and is continuing her education in sensory integration.

Jolene loves engaging families through play-based therapy and assisting children to learn and grow in a fun and supportive environment. Throughout her education and experience, Jolene has worked with children and adolescents in educational and clinical settings as well as working with children with Dyslexia.

When she’s not working with children, Jolene enjoys swimming, camping, and exploring the natural world with her husband and son. 

Clinic Location: Salem Fairview Clinic