I graduated from Christopher Newport University in 2018 with my B.S. in Biology. I am currently working as a residential counselor at Timber Ridge School while also interning, here, at Shenandoah SOUNDstart. I will, hopefully, be attending graduate school this following year to earn my Masters in Occupational Therapy with a concentration in pediatrics. In my free time, I like to spend time with my friends, hike, and collect/watch movies. 

Ashley Olenski, OTA Student

St. Catherine University

I am 2015 Courtland High school graduate from Fredericksburg, Va. I am currently in my last semester of my undergraduate career at Shenandoah University. I will graduate in May 2019 with double bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Psychology. My career goal is to become an Occupational Therapist and work with pediatrics. In my free time I like to spend time with my fiancé, family and friends and go on fun adventures. 


We offer placements for occupational therapy and speech therapy undergraduate and graduate students.  We have affiliations and contracts with various universities.  Contact us for more information.  We are currently full for the spring 2019 semester internship for occupational therapy and the fall 2019 semester internship for occupational therapy and speech therapy.  Volunteer and observation hours may be gained at any time, pending availability.  Please submit the below application if you are interested in observation/volunteer hours during the summer 2019, fall 2019 semesters. 

January-February 2019

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Genesis Utz, B.S.

Shenandoah SOUNDstart, LLC

March-May 2019

Ashley Phillips, Undergraduate Student

Shenandoah University

Pediatric Therapy Center


I have spent the past two months here at Shenandoah SOUNDstart, LCC for my level 2 fieldwork and have absolutely loved it. I went to University of Mary Washington for Psychology before I began my OTA journey at St. Catherine University. As an OTA student we go through two fieldwork level 2’s. For my first one I got put here at Shenandoah SOUNDstart and I truly from the bottom of my heart could not have asked for a better team to work with. Carrie, the owner, is so kind to everyone and keeps the clinic so positive. Everyday I walked in and was greeted with a smile. My supervisor Allysa, an occupational therapist here, was absolutely wonderful and taught me so much through this experience. Not only was she the greatest supervisor, she is also so wonderful with the children she works with. She is gentle and patient with them and always coming up with fun activities. The receptionist’s, OT’S, and speech language pathologist’s were wonderful as well.

During my free time I enjoy relaxing, spending time with my friends, going out to eat, and doing fun activities. I love helping people, so any chance I get to donate or give back to the community I take advantage of. I have a passion for helping people and would love to go into mental health occupational therapy when I graduate! Thank you Shenandoah SOUNDstart, LLC for this lovely experience.