Our team is dedicated to improving the lives and abilities of our clients through compassionate care and proven therapeutic methodology and appropriate adaptive techniques.
Meet our Team
Maresa Black, MOTR/L
Maresa is an occupational therapist and founder of Journey Pediatric Therapy. She specializes in working with children and adolescents with many conditions, including autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, sensory processing difficulties, anxiety, depression, and physical disabilities. She graduated from Eastern Washington University's Occupational Therapy Program and has practiced occupational therapy in the Panhandle Region of Northern Idaho since 2014. Maresa successfully uses a sensory integration, strengths-based, and growth-mindset approach when working with her clients and families. Maresa enjoys hiking, skiing, gardening, and cooking with fresh ingredients.
Pennie Mathias, MS, OTR/L
Pennie has nearly 20 years of experience working with children in school and rehabilitation settings. She specializes in working with children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, sensory processing difficulties, anxiety, depression, behavioral issues and physical disabilities. She has a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Western Michigan University. Besides northern Idaho, Pennie has worked with children throughout the country and overseas. Pennie uses a sensory integration and behavioral-based approach when working with clients. She enjoys spending time with her family, riding her horse, hunting, fishing and bowling in her free time.
Rachel Milanez, MOT, OTR/L
Rachel graduated with honors from the University of New Mexico with a Masters in Occupational Therapy. She specializes in working with children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing difficulties, developmental delays and fine motor and visual motor difficulties. Rachel is proficient in Spanish. Rachel uses a family-centered and strengths-based approach when working with clients. She enjoys skiing, traveling, dancing, as well as designing and building her new home.
Kay Black, Office Manager
Kay manages the billing and client interface details that keep the Journey Pediatric Therapy “ship” afloat and focused on its mission. Along with her husband, she also manages the Bitter End Sailboat Marina in Bayview, ID. She enjoys sailing, hiking, cooking and spending time with her family.