Shea Beshara (center), M.S., OTR/L, founder and director
Shea is a nationally registered and state licensed occupational therapist with 6+ years experience in pediatric OT. She graduated from LSU with a degree in Kinesiology and then received a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Shea received the 'Outstanding Student' award in her graduating class, being recognized for her academic achievements and passion for the occupational therapy profession.
Shea has worked with children birth through 18 years with a variety of diagnoses and delays. Common diagnoses that she evaluates and treats include autism, sensory processing disorder, feeding delays and difficulties, developmental delay, dysgraphia, ADHD, and Downs syndrome. Shea works closely with BOOST Kids' newest occupational therapists as they evaluate and treat our clients.
Shea has a certification in Integrated Listening Systems, the Safe & Sound Protocol, children's yoga instruction through Kidding Around Yoga, and the AEIOU Systematic Approach to Pediatric Feeding (see details for each on the site links above). She is also a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and Alabama Occupational Therapy Association.
Shea loves meeting families and helping caregivers best understand their children's needs. She is thrilled to be making an impact in the Birmingham community through BOOST Kids!
Shea married her husband, Brian Beshara, in 2016. They have one son and are expecting a daughter in 2019!
Kacy Morrissette, M.S., OTR/L
Kacy is a nationally registered and state licensed occupational therapist. She graduated from UAB with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2014 and received a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from UAB in 2018. She was inducted into the Alpha Beta Chapter of the Pi Theta Epsilon Honor Society in October of 2017 while completing coursework as an occupational therapy student. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Kacy has always desired to work in pediatrics and is excited to be able to serve our families at BOOST Kids. Her interests include sensory processing disorder, autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder among many others.
Kacy has a certification in Integrated Listening Systems. She plans to soon obtain a certification in the Safe & Sound Protocol along with other certifications to enhance the services provided for our families.
Kacy married her husband, Wes, in 2016. They have one dog named Rocky. In her free time, Kacy enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, yoga, and taking Rocky on walks with her husband.
Alexis Kruse, M.S., OTR/L
Alexis is originally from Rapid City, South Dakota. When not working with children, she enjoys taking care of her 2 dogs and spending time with her fiancé. She also loves playing sports such as basketball and volleyball. She has always been passionate about working with children. Alexis has has worked in day cares and volunteered at pediatric occupational therapy clinics since high school. Her love for occupational therapy was passed down from her grandmother, who was also a pediatric occupational therapist.
She started her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. After completing the class work portion of her degree, she had 2 clinical rotations, one which was in Austin, Texas at an outpatient pediatric clinic. She has worked with children diagnosed with Global Developmental Delay, Developmental Coordination Disorder, ADHD, ADD, ODD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, feeding difficulties, picking eating and Sensory Processing Disorder. Her main aspiration is to develop more skills and knowledge in feeding therapy. She is excited to be a part of BOOST Kids because of the opportunities it will give her to grow her career in pediatrics.