Alicia Berger Harriman MSPT, DPT Director / Owner
Dr. Alicia Berger Harriman is thrilled to be opening her first Pediatric Therapy and Creative Movement Studio in Connecticut. She has devoted her entire career to the field of pediatrics. Alicia received her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy in 1999 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2002 both from Simmons College in Boston, MA. Alicia has worked with children and adults with developmental delays across a variety of pediatric settings including; early intervention (birth to age 3 years), school based physical therapy services (ages 3-21) and in pediatric rehabilitation settings. Alicia specializes in the care of children with complex medical issues, premature infants, children with neurological disorders and children with severe disabilities. Alicia travels throughout New England providing physical therapy services as well as consultative services, and professional development trainings
Alicia has combined her love of dance and yoga to co-found The Rise and Shine Yoga Program for children of all abilities and GIRL POWER YOGA, a program to build self- confidence and self- esteem in girl ages 7-16 yrs old. She is a certified children’s yoga teacher through The Karma Kids Yoga Program and has studied children’s yoga extensively with Every Child’s Yoga, Radiant Child Yoga™ Special Needs Yoga Program and Yoga for Rehabilitation. Alicia is a certified dance teacher through the Dance Teachers Club of Boston, and she was a principal dancer with the Rhode Island Youth Ballet Company as well as a Senior Company Member and soloist with the Carolyn Dutra Dancers in Rhode Island.
Alicia believes that collaborating with families in the caring for their children is the greatest contributing factor to realizing a child’s potential. She resides in Connecticut with her husband and is the proud mother of two beautiful girls.
Valerie Williams, OT
Valerie Williams comes to STRETCH, LLC with excitement, expertise, and over 20 years of experience providing pediatric Occupational Therapy to children. Valerie graduated from Gettysburg Colleges with a Bachelors of Arts in Health and Physical education/Allied Health. She continued her education at Quinnipiac College to earn her Post-Baccalaureate degree in Occupational Therapy in 1993. She also gained a certificate as an Early Intervention Special from the State of Connecticut in 2001. Valerie has worked primarily in the area of Birth to Three/early intervention. She also has a wide variety of experience treating children in hosptial, outpatient settings and pubic and private school systems. She strongly believes that children benefit and develop the most from fun, play based, and functional activities together with children of all abilities.
Valerie lives with her husband and two boys in Haddam. She enjoys running, gardening, practicing yoga and watching her boys play lots and lots of soccer.