Our Therapy Team

Lisa Worcester, OTR/L

Sydney McDonald, OTR/L
Associate Director, Volunteer/Student Coordinator

Cristal Iden, COTA/L
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant


Donna McGarr, COTA/L

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant 

Kathleen McLaverty, COTA/L

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Makenzie Villiva DOT, OTR/L 

Occupational Therapist 

Megan Wasson, COTA/L
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Monique Washington, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Therapist

Morgan Madonna, MOTR/L
Occupational Therapist

Sarah Allen, M.A., CCC-SLP
Speech Therapist

The Staff of Helping Hands, Inc.


Proudly serving our community with therapy excellence for 15 years, we offer an eclectic approach to therapy, and we work closely with parents and families to educate them about their child's diagnosis, treatment, and therapeutic options.

Our therapists are passionate about helping families understand their child's daily challenges, therefore increasing a positive outcome for their child's treatment, and improving their child's quality of life. Our therapists believe that by providing families with knowledge and resources to become empowered, the impact of therapeutic services on their children - our clients - is greatly increased.

Our office serves our clients not only with Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy, but our therapists are also trained and certified in programs such as Therapeutic Listening, Primitive Reflex Integration, Handwriting Without Tears, the Social Thinking curriculum, LIfe Skills management, and many more.



Our office has signed affiliations with the following institutions as a training and mentoring institution:

  • Eastern Virginia Career College

  • Howard University

  • James Madison University

  • Jefferson College of Health Sciences

  • Mary Baldwin University

  • Northern Virginia Community College

  • Radford University

  • Shenandoah University

  • South University

  • St. Catherine's University

  • Tidewater Community College

  • Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Albany State University 

  • Methodist University 

For more information about training and mentoring at Helping Hands, please email our volunteer/student coordinator, Sydney McDonald at Sydneym@hhitherapy.com