Community-Focused OT Practice, Mentorship & Trauma-Informed Holistic Occupational Therapy & Podcast Host of The Uncommon OT Series Podcast
I’m Patricia Motus, OTR/L, RYT, I go by she/her pronouns, I’m Filipina American, a native New Yorker, a product of the City University of New York’s – York College Occupational Therapy Program, a holistic occupational therapist and a registered yoga teacher with 22 years of unique clinical experiences working in community mental health programs across New York City focused on serving those impacted by trauma, domestic violence, homelessness, HIV/AIDS, and co-existing health conditions. My other clinical experience includes work with clients in a variety of settings, models, and programs such as hospitals, vocational rehab, homeless and domestic violence shelters, sheltered workshops, the NYC public school system, adult home care services, group homes, and other supported residential settings. I am the host of, “The Uncommon OT Series” podcast where I feature OTP’s working in role-emerging, non-traditional, and uncommon practice settings. My experience and passion extend to academia. Since 2000, I have been mentoring, supervising, and teaching various levels of OT students and practitioners in my roles as fieldwork educator, program developer, guest lecturer, mentor and adjunct instructor at Stanbridge University’s OTA program. My purpose also extends to holistic wellness where I incorporate complementary and integrative modalities and teach weekly virtual trauma-informed yoga and meditation classes at Wholistic Transitions, my private practice.
Los Angeles, California
Focus AreasCapstone Mentor
Domestic Violence, Homelessness, Trauma Informed Care