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Psychiatric Occupational Therapy Team

Our psychiatric occupational therapy team works closely with patients with mental illness. Our therapists help these patients improve their function in work, play, leisure, social life, self-care and community living skills. Our team is highly trained in assessing these skills and making recommendations for treatment and safe discharge.

Meet Our Team Lead and Clinical Specialist

Bobby Walsh, psychiatric occupational therapist

Bobby Walsh, DBH, OTR/L, BCMH | Team Lead

AOTA Board Certification in Mental Health

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Tess Spence, MS, OTR/L | Clinical Specialist

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How Mental Health Patients Benefit from Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapists are trained to identify difficulties in performing daily activities. They help address these underlying problems through patient and caregiver education, practicing life management skills, adapting tasks or environment and developing coping mechanisms to deal with emotional problems. Our team can work with patients and their loved ones to improve a variety of life management skills.

Learn more about occupational therapy for mental health.

Locations and Referrals

Our psychiatric occupational therapy team is based in The Johns Hopkins Hospital and offers both inpatient and outpatient services, as well as partial hospitalization. Contact us if you are looking to make an appointment or refer a patient.

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