Andrea Gilkey, COTA/L
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Bachelors of Fine Arts, Associates in Occupational Therapy
Andrea received her bachelors’ degree in Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. After graduating, she worked for several years as a freelance photographer, doing everything from product shots to photojournalism for local newspapers. While on a photo assignment at a skilled nursing facility/assisted living community in Brooklyn, she discovered occupational therapy and quickly realized she had found her calling.
After moving back home to Atlanta, she became certified as an occupational therapy assistant in 2015. She began working in pediatrics, a population she finds uniquely challenging and rewarding. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in OT to further her education. In addition she is working towards getting her certification in the Haller method as well as Reiki training, levels 1 and 2. She has received training in hippotherapy, Brain Gym, and Handwriting Without Tears among others.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, watching Matlock, doing yoga and meditation, eating avocados, making arts and crafts and being outdoors as much as possible.