About Us

When we evaluate a child, we look at the whole child’s system from their nervous system maturation, life style, diet to family dynamic. The child’s neurological foundation and development is the cornerstone of our approach. Our therapists are trained in multiple therapy techniques and we offer a blended treatment approach in order to meet the individual needs of the child. We work in a collaborative manner, with weekly team meetings on client treatment plans, so that each child receives the benefit of everyone’s training and experience. This is also to ensure that the child receives a continuous treatment plan, no matter which therapist he/she sees.

We have a strong focus on professional development. We regularly invite Level II students of occupational therapy to complete their clinical fieldwork placement at our clinic. We also coordinate professional development courses, such as the Yoga for the Special Child Basic Certification Course.

We apply the keys of love, patience, connection, trust and fearlessness in our approach. Our aim is to cultivate an environment of peace, joy and love: where families will reach their optimal potential and be confident about their future. We view the whole family as an inseparable dynamic system. When parents are calm, happy and hopeful, they can influence their children’s behaviors profoundly.

Yulene Broussard, Owner, MS, OTR/L

Yulene Broussard, Owner, MS, OTR/L

Yulene has 15 years of experience as a pediatric occupational therapist. She received her master’s degree in pediatric occupational therapy from the Ohio State University. After graduate school, Yulene worked at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She has worked with children with sensory processing disorder, autism spectrum disorder, developmental delays, Down syndrome, cerebral … Continue reading Yulene Broussard, Owner, MS, OTR/L

Alexandra Sullivan, OTR/L

  Alex has been practicing occupational therapy with children for the past 14 years.  She has worked in a variety of settings including private clinics, hospitals, and interdisciplinary programs, primarily with preschool and school-aged children. Alex is certified in the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test, has extensive training in the treatment of sensory processing disorder … Continue reading Alexandra Sullivan, OTR/L

Makayla Hegel, COTA

Makayla Hegel is our full time Occupational Therapy Assistant. She graduated in 2017 with her Associates in Occupational Therapy from Pima Medical Institute in Arizona. Her heart has always been in pediatrics and she has been working with special needs kids since she was a teenager. Makayla has experience working with children with a wide … Continue reading Makayla Hegel, COTA

Caitlyn Yerby, Admin Assistant

Caitlyn is our full time Administrative Assistant. She is from Louisiana and graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a BS in Kinesiology and Health Promotion. She plans to eventually become a pediatric therapy assistant either in occupational or physical. Caitlyn moved to Houston with her fiance and in her spare time she looks after their … Continue reading Caitlyn Yerby, Admin Assistant

Allyson Alli, Office Manager

Allyson, our office manager, has been with Solaris for 3 years. She enjoys working in the collaborative, caring environment that Solaris fosters and learning  more about how children develop and the connection between the brain and body. Allyson has three kids, who have all benefited from the services at Solaris.