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Kristina Couron

Optimal Living Consultancy was established in January, 2011.  I provide Therapeutic Recreation consultation services to various treatment facilities throughout Utah including long-term health care, assisted living, transitional rehabilitation, adult day centers, and other swing bed medical centers.

I graduated from the University of Utah in December 2008 with a Master's degree in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism with an emphasis on Therapeutic Recreation while concurrently earning a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology.  I earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology in 2002.

Current certifications:
* National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification CTRS 
* Gerontology Graduate Certificate: University of Utah
* Certificate of Training in Recreational Therapy Dementia Practice Guidelines (DPG): American Therapeutic Recreation Association
* Certificate of Completion for Advanced Geriatric Training (DPG): American Therapeutic Recreation Association

I strive to offer Therapeutic Recreational services in efforts of increasing quality of life for older adults.  This includes the promotion of recreational programs to increase individual and community wellness as well as  the identification and removal of environmental constraints for optimal recreational participation.  I focus on strengthening the social, physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being of the client in efforts of achieving the highest possible level of health and wellness.

I was employed with Primary Children’s Behavioral Health from 2005-2011. It was here that I gained experience and knowledge in working with individuals who displayed various behavioral, social and emotional disturbances and chemical dependency problems. I developed and implemented a resource builder program for adolescents in residential and day treatment care. This program included psycho-educational groups, expressive art, relaxation, social/life skills training, equine-assisted therapy, and various other therapeutic skills focused on a holistic approach to meet patient needs.
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Tracy Lynn Coleman MTRS, CTRS

I have worked in rehab, long term care, memory units, behavioral units, assisted living and adult day centers.  I enjoy working with geriatrics and watching them become independent again through recreation therapy.  I like educating family members, clients and other Recreation Therapist about recreation therapy and how it can assist others.

I received my Bachelor's degree from Weber State University in Life Style Management with an emphases in recreation and physical fitness science.  I finished my recreation therapy course work through the University of Utah in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism.  I am licensed as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist in the State of Utah and am national certified with NCTRC (National Council of Therapeutic Recreation Certification). 

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, running, karate, hiking, biking, camping and river rafting.