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Our Helping Hands Team

Lisa Worcester, OTR/L

Desha Harris

Front Office Manager

Pernille Gregory

Front Office Assistant

Jennifer Williams DOT, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist


Donna McGarr, COTA/L

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant 

Heather Prica, COTA/L

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Volunteer/Student Coordinator


Jessica Johnson COTA/L

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

The Staff of Helping Hands, Inc.


Proudly serving our community with therapy excellence for 18 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 

  • University of St. Augustine

  • Harcum University  

For more information about training and mentoring at Helping Hands, please email our volunteer/student coordinator, Heather Prica at

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