Raquel Bondar, MS, OTR is an occupational therapist at The Thrive Group. Raquel is bright, perceptive and detail oriented and typically treats girls, aged 3-10 with attention, focusing and behavioral concerns. The Thrive Group clients like that Raquel is positive and engaging and tries to work on incorporating therapy exercises into their daily routines.
Raquel has a wide range of experience serving patients of all ages in private practice, home, school, and rehabilitation settings. Most recently, Raquel has worked in both private practice and in various school settings serving children with varied diagnoses ranging from social and emotional issues to autism.
Prior to becoming an occupational therapist, Raquel had significant experience working with children with mental and developmental challenges. Raquel’s reputation as a warm and creative therapist has followed her through her career in Maryland, New York, and New Jersey.
Raquel graduated summa cum laude from CUNY Brooklyn College with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology. She attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s Occupational Therapy Program and was the student representative to the College of Health-Related Professions. Raquel is trained in Reflex Testing and Integration, Handwriting Without Tears, Wilbarger’s Brushing Protocol, Therapeutic Listening, Interactive Metronome, and Neurodevelopmental Techniques.