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Taly Galor, MA, OTR/L, is an occupational therapy practitioner with binational experience. She has a Master of Arts in occupational therapy from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy from Tel Aviv University in Israel. Galor gave up a lucrative career in engineering to follow her passion to help people optimize their health and quality of life. She integrates cultural sensitivity, behavioral knowledge, and occupational therapy experience while collaborating with clients and their caregivers. She has expertise in working with young children using an interdisciplinary and family-centered approach. Galor also helps empower adults with and without disabilities to navigate their life challenges and engage in meaningful occupations through a client-centered group process. She is the co-founder of a group that helps adults use cognitive and artistic expression tools to overcome obstacles and participate in life activities to enhance overall health and well-being.

Galit Shezifi, MSW, has a Masters in Social Work from San Diego State University with a post-graduate certification in expressive arts therapy from the Expressive Arts Institute of San Diego and a Health RHYTHMS drum facilitator certificate. As an expressive arts therapist, Shezifi creates a working environment in which clients can express their innermost feelings and thoughts. The creation of this interpersonal space facilitates verbal and nonverbal expressions. It is geared to help clients work on their personal growth. Her experience includes working with individuals of all ages, children with special needs, the LGBT community, major psychiatric disorders and bereavement. In addition, she facilitates Health RHYTHMS drumming circles at mental health agencies, schools, and private settings throughout San Diego, California.

Streamline Your Life: Expressive Arts and OT Boost Wellness
OTAC Newsletter | June 2019 | Volume 43, Number 2 | Pages 12-13