"Today you are you! 

That is truer than true!

There is no one alive, 

Who is you-er than YOU!"

                    -Dr Seuss


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The Clinic

Radiant Child Therapy is a Pediatric Occupational Therapy clinic serving children of all ages, in the heart of Reno, NV. The clinic provides both traditional and highly skilled Occupational Therapy treatments for children with a wide range of needs, including Sensory Processing Difficulties, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Autism, PTSD, Developmental Coordination Disorder, and Emotional Difficulties, etc. 


Radiant Child Therapy is a clinic with the goal to facilitate the best outcomes for your child, whether that be learning how to move their body, writing letters/numbers, taking care of themselves, or learning to play both individually and with others. As Nevada's only preferred provider for Haller Method Training, I am proud to offer alternative, holistic, highly effective, fast resulting treatment for children of all ages and abilities.


The treatment techniques utilized in session are focused on facilitating growth in all areas of development to ensure your child develops confidence in all they do and reaches their highest potential. 

Your Therapists 

Whitney Tostenson, MOT, OTR/L, RMP

 I am the owner and a treating therapist of Radiant Child Therapy. I am originally a New Hampshire native, although, when I started my career as an Occupational Therapist in 2012, I moved to Reno to pursue my passion in Pediatrics.


I have always had a strong draw to work with children, and even more so to work with children with a wide range of difficulties and needs. As a child, I myself suffered from Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), and it wasn't until I was an adult that I learned that all my differences throughout my childhood had a cause, and had an answer. The personal experiences, struggles, and drive to feel better as an adult with SPD, ignited a passion in my career to not only heal myself, but to also help children experiencing the same difficulties. I wanted to feel better and wanted the struggling children of my community to feel the same way.

The treatment techniques that I have found to work, have been integrated into my daily practice, and have also all been used by myself personally. Through the daily implementation of nervous system calming methods and brain growth activities, I have experienced the changes myself and have also witnessed the fast and effective progress countless times in the children I treat. As I continue to learn more about how these central nervous system hiccups occur, it has become my goal to help parents understand how to better help their children thrive and for each child to learn to be confident in their own skin. 


Education:

Bachelors of Science, University of New England

Masters of Occupational Science, University of New England


Specialized Training:

Haller Method Preferred Provider (Maxine Haller, OTR/L)

Reiki Master Practitioner (Master Teresa Aramini)

Conceptions to Crawling 1, 2, & 3 (Maxine Haller, OTR/L)

Rhythmic Movement Training 1, 2, & 3, (Maxine Haller, OTR/L)

Dynamic Body Balancing Levels 1 & 2 (Carol Phillips, DC)

Kyndra Ray, MOT, OTR/L, RMP

I have enjoyed working with kids and adults in the profession of OT since 2009 in the Reno area. In these years, I have come to value the gentle interventions of energy work, craniosacral therapy, and myofascial unwinding with my clients the most. I have found this combination of body work to have a powerful balancing effect on body, mind, and spirit, which reduces stress and pain, and improves function and vitality in ALL ages. We all experience tremendous stress, at all ages in this life, and when our body is in homeostasis, life becomes more enjoyable and peaceful. I aim to work with individuals on achieving this balance and finding a peaceful understanding of their unique life experience and how they move through this world. 


Education:

Bachelors of Science in Child Development, Texas Woman's University

Masters of Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman's University


Specialized Training:

Reiki Master Practitioner (Master Kim Roubo)

Haller Method Training (Maxine Haller, OTR/L)

Tendon Guard Release / Trauma Release (Maxine Haller, OTR/L)

Rhythmic Movement Training 1, 2, & 3, (Maxine Haller, OTR/L)

Dynamic Body Balancing Levels 1 & 2 (Carol Phillips, DC)