Occupational Therapists

LaDonna Bannach, OTR/L

ladonna@beyondboundaries.us

LaDonna is the owner of Beyond Boundaries OT/PT dba Beyond Boundaries Therapy Services. She leads the team of occupational and physical therapists. LaDonna attended the University of North Dakota where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. Over the course of her 19 years as a therapist, she has invested and continues to invest hours to continuing her education in the areas of management, autism, emotional regulation, sensory processing/integration, motor skills, and vision rehab therapy. The Beyond Boundaries Team goes beyond the boundaries of ordinary therapy to improve their client’s functional skills.

LaDonna's areas of expertise and specialty interventions include autism spectrum disorders, functional activities of daily living, adaptive equipment and positioning, assistive technology assessment and training, certified Irlen Syndrome screening, fine motor development, Handwrite it Right services, neonatal and infant development, oral motor skills and feeding difficulties, visual motor, and visual perceptual skills, and sensory processing, and emotional regulation. LaDonna has specialized training in Debra Beckman Oral Motor Program, has extensive experience with Sensory Processing Disorders, and also holds a Certificate of Mastery with the DIR/Floortime model. Her experience with adults has been evaluating and treating clients with disorders and deficits due to various conditions (ie stroke, TBI, falls).

LaDonna has presented at various workshops in the area on topics including: sensory processing disorders, sensory integration, fine motor control, handwriting, autism spectrum disorders, and visual supports. She also periodically contributes content and other articles for Area Woman magazine. LaDonna is an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the North Dakota Occupational Therapy Association. She is licensed in the states of North Dakota and Minnesota.

When she’s not practicing therapy, LaDonna can be found at the lake with family, enjoying the outdoors, walking, or golfing. She loves gardening and cooking.

Memberships & Special Distinctions

  • Member - American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Member - North Dakota Occupational Therapy Association

Degrees & Education

  • University of North Dakota, BS
  • Northwest Technical College, AA

Katie Havelka, COTA/L

katie@beyondboundaries.us 

Katie grew up in Dickinson, ND. She found her interest in therapy when she was in rehab for a track and field injury. Throughout her rehab care, she enjoyed watching Occupational Therapists work with other patients.

Katie attended the North Dakota State College of Science where she earned her in Associates of Applied Science Degree in the Occupational Therapy Assistance Program. She continues to invest numerous hours to continuing her education in the areas of pediatrics, behavior, emotional regulation, and hippotherapy.

When she’s not practicing therapy, Katie loves spending time with her family taking walks, biking, and just being outdoors. She loves working on home projects.

Memberships & Special Distinctions

  • Licensed in North Dakota and Minnesota
  • Certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
  • Hippotherapy Trained

Degrees & Education

  • Associates of Applied Science Degree - North Dakota State College of Science

Andrea Hensrud, MOTR/L

andrea@beyondboundaries.us

Andrea grew up in a small town in ND. Growing up with a brother who has Down Syndrome instilled a deep passion in her to help others. She grew up seeing him and her family find joy in even the smallest of accomplishments. She finds that same joy today with her clients. She feels that it’s not just an appointment on her schedule; it’s somebody’s brother or sister that she gets to work with.

Andrea attended the University of North Dakota where she earned her Master of Occupational Therapy degree. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of North Dakota. She holds certification in Bloomberg Rhythmic Movement Training for Primitive Reflex Integration, the Astronaut Protocol, and is a Clinical Instructor. She continues to invest hours to continuing her education in the areas of motor planning, hand development, constraint induced movement therapy, and sensory integration.
When she’s not practicing therapy, Andrea can be found enjoying the outdoors, in her sway hammock, biking, camping or reading. She also loves gardening and to be in the kitchen, trying at least one new recipe a week. She is an avid karaoke singer in the car with her husband.

Memberships & Special Distinctions

  • Member - American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Member - North Dakota Occupational Therapy Association
  • Trained in Bloomberg Rhythmic Movement Training and Reflex Integration
  • Licensed in North Dakota and Minnesota
  • Certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

Degrees & Education

  • Master of Occupational Therapy - University of North Dakota

Trudy Hjelseth, COTA/L

trudy@beyondboundaries.us 

Trudy grew up in Valley City, ND. She found her interest in therapy after her mom suggested that she look into Occupational Therapy.

Trudy attended the North Dakota State College of Science where she earned her in Associates of Applied Science Degree in the Occupational Therapy Assistance Program. She continues to invest numerous hours to continuing her education in the areas of sensory integration and emotional regulation.

When she’s not practicing therapy, her face is behind a camera shooting photos for her photography business, Simply Taken by Trudy. She also spends summer weekends at the lake with family. She enjoys walking, staying busy, playing basketball with her girls and pinning things on Pinterest that she will never make!

Memberships & Special Distinctions

  • Certified Brain Injury Specialist
  • Licensed in North Dakota
  • Certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

Degrees & Education

  • Associates of Applied Science Degree - North Dakota State College of Science

Joni Klovstad, MA, OTR/L

joni@beyondboundaries.us 

Joni grew up in Moorhead, MN.  She found her interest in therapy when a professional who works daily with occupational therapists told her she thought she would be a great fit. Joni observed occupational therapy for the first time at Beyond Boundaries in high school and fell in love with the profession. She is excited to be working at her dream job! She loves to connect with clients, have fun, and bring her creative energy to sessions. 

Joni attended St. Catherine University (St. Paul, MN) where she earned her Bachelors in Occupational Science and Minor in Psychology, as well as her Masters in Occupational Therapy.   She continues to invest numerous hours to continuing her education in the areas of mindfulness, relaxation techniques, The Listening Program, emotional regulation, and sensory integration.

When she’s not practicing therapy, you can find Joni outside, trying new types of food, or chatting with friends and family over Chai Tea. She loves kayaking, reading, traveling, trying out new activities, playing soccer, & writing her book. 

Memberships & Special Distinctions

  • Member - American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Member - North Dakota Occupational Therapy Association
  • Member - Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association
  • Licensed in North Dakota
  • Certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

Degrees & Education

  • Bachelor of Science - St. Catherine University (St. Paul, MN)
  • Master of Occupational Therapy - St. Catherine University (St. Paul, MN)

Laura Kolling, COTA/L

laura@beyondboundaries.us 

Laura grew up south of Devils Lake, North Dakota on a cattle ranch. She found inter interest in therapy when her grandmother received occupational therapy for her multiple sclerosis (MS). During this time, Laura's mother suggested she job-shadow in the area of OT. After her job-shadowing, Laura fell in love with the idea of helping others in unique and meaningful ways.

Laura attended the North Dakota State College of Science where she earned her in Associates of Applied Science Degree in the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. She continues to invest numerous hours to continuing her education in the areas of pediatrics, sensory processing, behavior, and emotional regulation.

When she’s not practicing therapy, Laura loves spending time with her large family back at the cattle ranch and enjoys completing home projects, crafts, and DIY projects.

Memberships & Special Distinctions

  • Licensed in North Dakota and Minnesota
  • Certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

Degrees & Education

  • Associates of Applied Science Degree - North Dakota State College of Science

Janet Olson, MS, OTR/L

janet@beyondboundaries.us 

Janet grew up in East Grand Forks, MN. She found her interest in therapy in high school. She initially worked as a nurse’s aide and knew she wanted to work with people. While looking through a high school occupation book, she found OT. No one really knew what it was but it sure looked interesting. She was the first in her family to graduate from college. That was 37 years ago. She still loves this amazing profession!

Janet attended the University of North Dakota where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy degree, then went to the University of Mary where she earned her Masters degree in Occupational Therapy. She has invested and continues to invest hours to continuing her education in the areas of pediatrics, school system, autism, young adults, technology, mindfulness, yoga for children, and the Listening Program.

When she’s not practicing therapy, she enjoys quilting. The past year and a half, she has found the great joy of being a grandmother, having unbelievable adventures with Nora and Deacon. She also enjoys scrapbooking and reading professional books.

Memberships & Special Distinctions

  • Member – American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Member – North Dakota Occupational Therapy Association
  • Licensed in North Dakota and Minnesota
  • Certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

Degrees & Education

  • Bachelor of Science - University of North Dakota
  • Master of Occupational Therapy - University of Mary

Valerie Stevenson, OTR/L

valerie@beyondboundaries.us 

Valerie grew up in rural North Dakota. She found her interest in therapy as she helped her aunt's daycare and she had several children who she did "therapy" with. Valerie learned about walkers and braces and stretches and really cute smiles!

Valerie attended the University of Mary where she earned her in Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy. She continues to invest numerous hours to continuing her education in the areas of Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) certification, autism training, Level 1 Hippotherapy Certified, trust based relationship intervention (TBRI), and sensory processing disorders.

When she’s not practicing therapy, Valerie keeps up with the joys of raising 4 kids, she loves cooking, walking, and being outside. Other areas of interest include children and adoption.

Memberships & Special Distinctions

  • Licensed in North Dakota and Minnesota
  • Certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
  • Certified – Level 1 Hippotherapy

Degrees & Education

  • Bachelor of Science, University of Mary

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3001 11th St S
Fargo, ND 58103
Phone: (701) 356-0062
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