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Brittany Ferri, PhD, OTR/L

Occupational therapist & founder


Brittany utilizes her expertise in clinical care, writing, integrative mental health, and wellness education to support her clients and community partners in their health journeys.

Brittany is also the creator of Social Fly, a curriculum focusing on social and motor skills. In addition to her curriculum development work, Brittany has served as an adjunct occupational therapy professor. She has also been invited as a guest lecturer at over 20 OT/OTA programs.

Brittany has a significant media presence, having published five books and been recognized as a health expert by prominent outlets such as NBC News, WebMD, CNN, and others. She is frequently quoted as a trusted source in the field.


  • Saybrook University: Doctor of Philosophy - Ph.D., Integrative Mental Health

  • Quinnipiac University: Master's degree, Occupational Therapy

Licenses & certifications

  • National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) – Registered Occupational Therapist (Practice Area of Emphasis: Mental Health)

  • New York State Education Department – NY Licensed Occupational Therapist

  • California Department of Public Health – CA Licensed Occupational Therapist

  • Washington State Department of Health – WA Licensed Occupational Therapist

Skills and expertise
Patient experienceResearch methodsUser experience (UX)

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Articles reviewed by Brittany
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