Mika Doucet, LOTR, MOT
Originally from Jennings, Mika realized that she wanted to become an occupational therapist in high school following a hospital tour of an impressive therapy department. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from McNeese State University, she completed the Masters of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA in 2006. Further training was completed during intense rotations at an outpatient hand clinic and at Shriner’s Pediatric Burn Center in Galveston, TX. She went on to receive her National Board Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) and her Louisiana state license.
Her professional career began in Lafayette working in an inpatient facility, where she was able to gain experience in the acute care of patients with orthopedic and neurological limitations. This provided her with the familiarity of a variety of practice areas including splinting, psychiatric evaluations/group treatment, rehab treatment, and intensive care therapy. In 2008, Mika moved to Lake Charles when she was blessed with the opportunity to help develop the occupational therapy program at Hope Therapy Center. During her time at Hope, she has been the clinical instructor for several fieldwork I and II occupational therapy graduate students and has mentored a number of undergraduate students while they anticipated application and acceptance into OT school. In addition to treating pediatrics and adults in the outpatient setting, she also maintains a small caseload of clients within the home setting through the Early Steps program. Mika was fortunate to take a temporary travel assignment to Hawaii for 6 months to gain experience with clients within the skilled nursing setting, as well.
Her continuing education has included conferences on NDT for adults and children, Stroke Rehabilitation, Shoulder Rehabilitation, Autism, Sensory Diets, and “Brain Gym”. She has been trained in the ‘SOS Approach to Feeding’ and has helped to develop and lead feeding groups for picky eaters and problem feeders. Mika also has training in the Masgutova method for reflex integration and The Alert Program for self-regulation. She is certified in Saebo Splinting, The Listening Program, and LSVT BIG.