Occupational Therapists

LaDonna Bannach, OTR/L

ladonna@beyondboundaries.us

LaDonna is the owner of Beyond Boundaries OT/PT dba Beyond Boundaries Therapy Services. She leads the team of occupational and physical therapists. LaDonna attended the University of North Dakota where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. Over the course of her 20+ years as a therapist, she has invested and continues to invest hours to continuing her education in the areas of leadership, management, autism, emotional regulation, sensory processing/integration, motor skills, vision rehab therapy, and pediatric incontinence.
LaDonna's areas of expertise and specialty interventions include pediatric incontinence and pelvic floor intervention, autism spectrum disorders, functional activities of daily living, adaptive equipment and positioning, assistive technology assessment and training, certified Irlen Syndrome screening, fine motor development, Handwrite it Right services, neonatal and infant development, oral motor skills and feeding difficulties, visual motor, and visual perceptual skills, and sensory processing, and emotional regulation. LaDonna has specialized training in Debra Beckman Oral Motor Program, Pediatric Incontinence, has extensive experience with Sensory Processing Disorders, and also holds a Certificate of Mastery with the DIR/Floortime model. Her experience with adults has been evaluating and treating clients with disorders and deficits due to various conditions (ie stroke, TBI, falls).  LaDonna also holds a certificate in the area of Home Modification from the University of Southern California.  LaDonna is also Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) certified. 

LaDonna has presented at various workshops in the area on topics including: sensory processing disorders, sensory integration, fine motor control, handwriting, autism spectrum disorders, and visual supports. She also periodically contributes content and other articles for Area Woman magazine. LaDonna is an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the North Dakota Occupational Therapy Association. She is licensed in the states of North Dakota and Minnesota.

When she’s not practicing therapy, LaDonna can be found at the lake with family, enjoying the outdoors, walking, or golfing. She loves gardening and cooking.

Memberships & Special Distinctions
  • Member - American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Member - North Dakota Occupational Therapy Association
Degrees & Education
  • University of North Dakota, BS, OT
  • Northwest Technical College, AA, OT

Katie Havelka, COTA/L

katie@beyondboundaries.us 

Katie grew up in Dickinson, ND. She found her interest in therapy when she was in rehab for a track and field injury. Throughout her rehab care, she enjoyed watching Occupational Therapists work with other patients.

Katie attended the North Dakota State College of Science where she earned her in Associates of Applied Science Degree in the Occupational Therapy Assistance Program. She continues to invest numerous hours to continuing her education in the areas of pediatrics, behavior, emotional regulation, and hippotherapy.

When she’s not practicing therapy, Katie loves spending time with her family taking walks, biking, and just being outdoors. She loves working on home projects.

Memberships & Special Distinctions

  • Licensed in North Dakota and Minnesota
  • Certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
  • Hippotherapy Trained

Degrees & Education

  • Associates of Applied Science Degree - North Dakota State College of Science

Kelsey Hemberger, MOTR/L

kelseyh@beyondboundaries.us 

Kelsey grew up in a small town in Minnesota.  She always knew she wanted to work with kids. She has an inherent interest in child development and helping kids through play.  After some research, she found out that OT was the perfect career for her!  She completed a 3-month clinical rotation at Beyond Boundaries Therapy and was determined to start her career at a place that puts clients first.  She is incredibly proud to be part of the amazing Beyond Boundaries team, where they are changing the lives of beautiful children every day.

Kelsey attended Northland Community and Technical College and the University of North Dakota.  She continues to invest numerous hours to continuing her education in the areas of early intervention, sensory processing, motor planning, executive functioning, and activities of daily living.

She loves spending time with kids, in and out of work.  She is the proud auntie to 4 wonderful nieces and nephews.  When she's not practicing therapy, Kelsey enjoys playing board games, jigsaw puzzles, reading, gardening, biking, and soaking in the sunshine.

Memberships & Special Distinctions
  • Member – American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Member – North Dakota Occupational Therapy Association
  • Certificate of Completion for Physical Agent Modalities

Degrees & Education

  • Master of Occupational Therapy – University of North Dakota
  • Bachelor of General Studies with an emphasis in Health Studies – University of North Dakota
  • Associate in Liberal Arts – Northland Community and Technical College

Andrea Hensrud, MOTR/L

andrea@beyondboundaries.us

Andrea grew up in a small town in ND. Growing up with a brother who has Down Syndrome instilled a deep passion in her to help others. She grew up seeing him and her family find joy in even the smallest of accomplishments. She finds that same joy today with her clients. She feels that it’s not just an appointment on her schedule; it’s somebody’s brother or sister that she gets to work with.

Andrea attended the University of North Dakota where she earned her Master of Occupational Therapy degree. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of North Dakota. She holds certification in Bloomberg Rhythmic Movement Training for Primitive Reflex Integration, the Astronaut Protocol, and is a Clinical Instructor. She continues to invest hours to continuing her education in the areas of motor planning, hand development, constraint induced movement therapy, and sensory integration.
When she’s not practicing therapy, Andrea can be found enjoying the outdoors, in her sway hammock, biking, camping or reading. She also loves gardening and to be in the kitchen, trying at least one new recipe a week. She is an avid karaoke singer in the car with her husband.

Memberships & Special Distinctions

  • Member - American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Member - North Dakota Occupational Therapy Association
  • Trained in Bloomberg Rhythmic Movement Training and Reflex Integration
  • Licensed in North Dakota and Minnesota
  • Certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

Degrees & Education

  • Master of Occupational Therapy - University of North Dakota

Joni Hjalmquist, MA, OTR/L

joni@beyondboundaries.us 

Joni grew up in Moorhead, MN.  She found her interest in therapy when a professional who works daily with occupational therapists told her she thought she would be a great fit. Joni observed occupational therapy for the first time at Beyond Boundaries in high school and fell in love with the profession. She is excited to be working at her dream job! She loves to connect with clients, have fun, and bring her creative energy to sessions. 

Joni attended St. Catherine University (St. Paul, MN) where she earned her Bachelors in Occupational Science and Minor in Psychology, as well as her Masters in Occupational Therapy.   She continues to invest numerous hours to continuing her education in the areas of mindfulness, relaxation techniques, The Listening Program, emotional regulation, and sensory integration.

When she’s not practicing therapy, you can find Joni outside, trying new types of food, or chatting with friends and family over Chai Tea. She loves kayaking, reading, traveling, trying out new activities, playing soccer, & writing her book. 

Memberships & Special Distinctions

  • Member - American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Member - North Dakota Occupational Therapy Association
  • Member - Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association
  • Licensed in North Dakota
  • Certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

Degrees & Education

  • Bachelor of Science - St. Catherine University (St. Paul, MN)
  • Master of Occupational Therapy - St. Catherine University (St. Paul, MN)

Trudy Hjelseth, COTA/L

trudy@beyondboundaries.us 

Trudy grew up in Valley City, ND. She found her interest in therapy after her mom suggested that she look into Occupational Therapy.

Trudy attended the North Dakota State College of Science where she earned her in Associates of Applied Science Degree in the Occupational Therapy Assistance Program. She continues to invest numerous hours to continuing her education in the areas of sensory integration and emotional regulation.

When she’s not practicing therapy, her face is behind a camera shooting photos for her photography business, Simply Taken by Trudy. She also spends summer weekends at the lake with family. She enjoys walking, staying busy, playing basketball with her girls and pinning things on Pinterest that she will never make!

Memberships & Special Distinctions

  • Certified Brain Injury Specialist
  • Licensed in North Dakota
  • Certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

Degrees & Education

  • Associates of Applied Science Degree - North Dakota State College of Science

Laura Kolling, COTA/L

laura@beyondboundaries.us 

Laura grew up south of Devils Lake, North Dakota on a cattle ranch. She found inter interest in therapy when her grandmother received occupational therapy for her multiple sclerosis (MS). During this time, Laura's mother suggested she job-shadow in the area of OT. After her job-shadowing, Laura fell in love with the idea of helping others in unique and meaningful ways.

Laura attended the North Dakota State College of Science where she earned her in Associates of Applied Science Degree in the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. She continues to invest numerous hours to continuing her education in the areas of pediatrics, sensory processing, behavior, and emotional regulation.

When she’s not practicing therapy, Laura loves spending time with her large family back at the cattle ranch and enjoys completing home projects, crafts, and DIY projects.

Memberships & Special Distinctions

  • Licensed in North Dakota and Minnesota
  • Certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

Degrees & Education

  • Associates of Applied Science Degree - North Dakota State College of Science

Holly Osborn, MOT, OTR/L

holly.o@beyondboundaries.us 

Holly grew up in Valley City, ND and attended the University of North Dakota where she earned her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy.  Following graduation, Holly spent several years in Seattle, WA and the surrounding communities before moving back to the Midwest to be closer to family. Holly started out her career working with adults in a hospital setting, however quickly realized that her true passion is working with children and families. Since that time, Holly has worked in the school setting, early intervention, and outpatient pediatric therapy.  Holly joined Beyond Boundaries in 2017 after relocating to Fargo. Her specialty interests include Pelvic Floor and Incontinence, feeding therapy, social skills, and behavior management.

In her free time, Holly enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 children, traveling, reading, blogging, staying active, and being at the lake.

Specialty Certifications/Trainings:

  • Pediatric Incontinence
  • SOS Feeding
  • HWT Level 1 Certification/Tutor

Degrees:

  • Master of Occupational Therapy from the University of North Dakota

Alison Sluke, MS, OTR/L

alison@beyondboundaries.us 

Alison grew up in a small town in northeastern North Dakota. She's always enjoyed working with children. Her brother had Guillian Barre at the age of 2 years, which was her first exposure to therapy. Occupational Therapy is the greatest, most rewarding profession!!

She continues to invest hours through continuing education in the areas of Wilbarger, Sensory Integration, Leah Kypers Zones of Regulation, Eye Sight into Insight, Astronaut Protocol, and vision development, functional vision, splinting, feeding, and handwriting.

When she's not practicing therapy, Alison enjoys gardening and spending time outdoors. Spending time with my children and granddaughter is very precious to her.  She especially enjoys a warm day on the beach. She also enjoys cake decorating, scrapbooking and spending time with her extended family and travelling. Other areas of interest include: her granddaughter, jogging, pickleball, softball, biking, hiking and skiing.

Memberships & Special Designations

  • Clinical Instructor
  • Member - American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Member - North Dakota Occupational Therapy Association
  • Trained in Functional Vision Screening/Intervention
  • Mission Trip to Peru to assist under privileged children

Degrees & Education

  • Associates Degree in Occupational Therapy - NDSCS, Wahpeton ND
  • Bachelor of University Studies - University of Mary, Bismarck ND
  • Master of Occupational Therapy - University of Mary, Bismarck ND

Samantha Tweeten, MOTR/L

sam@beyondboundaries.us 

Samantha grew up in Washburn, ND. She has always had a passion to serve and help others and has found that being an occupational therapist has allowed her to do that! She found her passion for working with the pediatric population after completing fieldwork experiences in graduate school. She loves the energy and fun the kids bring to each session.

Samantha attended the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND where she earned her Master of Occupational Therapy degree. She continues to invest numerous hours to continuing her education in the areas of sensory processing and integration, behavior and emotional regulation, motor skills, and pediatric development.

When she’s not practicing therapy, Samantha can be found spending time with her friends and family, playing with her day, enjoying the outdoors, and spending time at the lake in the summer. She also loves camping, jet skiing, and watching movies.

Memberships & Special Distinctions

  • Member – American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Member – North Dakota Occupational Therapy Association

Degrees & Education

  • Master of Occupational Therapy – University of Mary

Valerie Stevenson, OTR/L

valerie@beyondboundaries.us 

Valerie grew up in rural North Dakota. She found her interest in therapy as she helped her aunt's daycare and she had several children who she did "therapy" with. Valerie learned about walkers and braces and stretches and really cute smiles!

Valerie attended the University of Mary where she earned her in Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy. She continues to invest numerous hours to continuing her education in the areas of Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) certification, autism training, Level 1 Hippotherapy Certified, trust based relationship intervention (TBRI), and sensory processing disorders.

When she’s not practicing therapy, Valerie keeps up with the joys of raising 4 kids, she loves cooking, walking, and being outside. Other areas of interest include children and adoption.

Memberships & Special Distinctions

  • Licensed in North Dakota and Minnesota
  • Certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
  • Certified – Level 1 Hippotherapy

Degrees & Education

  • Bachelor of Science, University of Mary

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