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Katherine Gristina, MS, LOTR, C/NDT, is an Occupational Therapist and owner of Sassafras Therapy Center. She completed her Bachelor's degree at Spring Hill College and her Master's in Occupational Therapy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has 12+ years of experience working with children and adults in the hospital, NICU, and outpatient settings. She is certified in pediatric Neuro-Development Treatment Approach and has a graduate certificate in Low Vision. She is a Certified Pediatric Massage Practitioner (CPMP) with focus on infant and toddler massage. Her continued studies include treatment for torticollis, feeding and swallowing, and handwriting.  She is a certified teacher with Kidding Around Yoga. She also teaches etiquette classes to children. She is a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) with specialization in adaptive transportation seats for children with special needs. Katherine is licensed and registered with the LSBME and NBCOT. She uses a holistic approach with her clients and their families to maximize growth, independence, and well-being.  She resides in Mandeville and loves spending her free time with her husband, Scott, and their three children, Lucas, Gwyneth, and Abram. 






Lindsay Crochet Schneider is our newest therapist at Sassafras Therapy + Wellness Center. She received her Master's degree in Occupational Therapy in 2011 from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after first obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University in 2006. Lindsay has trained extensively in pediatric level one and two fieldworks in both the school system and outpatient pediatrics. Since the start of her career in OT, almost 7 years ago, she has worked in multiple settings, but has most enjoyed her time spent in a sensory integration outpatient clinic. Along the way she volunteered at a hippotherapy ranch in Florida and is currently working towards obtaining certification in pediatric Aquatic and Yoga Therapy. Lindsay is passionate about maximizing a child’s independence while combining traditional OT methods with mind/body wellness techniques. Lindsay is licensed and registered with the LSBME and NBCOT. She resides in Madisonville with her husband, Chris, and son, Brayden. We are thrilled that she is pursuing her personal and professional goals of positively impacting children’s lives here at Sassafras Therapy and Wellness Center.