Catie Byrnes, MS, DT

Where are you from? New Lenox, Illinois
What did you study?Bachelors in Psychology from DePaul and Masters in Child Development from the Erikson Institute
Name the moment that inspired you to take your career path.I was walking home from a very disappointing trip to the dentist and passed a child development center. I had never noticed that it was only two blocks from where I was living at the time. I went in and spent two hours talking with the owner and started my internship the following week! This is where I was introduced to Developmental Therapy and I fell in love with the holistic nature of the field.
What do you specialize in? DIR Floortime, Sensory Integration and Intentional Relationship Model
Coffee or Tea?Coffee – Black!
Favorite therapeutic swing?Rainbow Swing
What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment? Graduating from the Erikson Institute
Books or Movies?Movies
Where would you go on your dream vacation?Backpacking through Germany and Switzerland
What is your favorite children’s book? Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!
What skill are you most proud of? I learned how to drive on a manual transmission truck and had that car for years. It blows everyone away that I can drive a stick and super impressed my fiance’s family of farmers!
Winter or Summer?Summer. Nothing beats a sunny day boating on a lake!
Department Head, Developmental Therapist

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