Karen Kremzar, OT/L

Holistic Occupational Therapist

Cultivating Empowerment &

Well-Being Through

Powerful Holistic Therapies

 I am an occupational therapist with over 35 years of experience in healthcare, specializing in anxiety and stress management and pain relief using a variety of techniques including craniosacral therapy and myofascial release. I uniquely combine bodywork, education and coaching to help you to truly feel seen and understood and to help you overcome the physical pain and mental challenges that are keeping you from your best life.

Pain Relief

Gain insight into the origin of your pain and receive medically based intuitive treatment to relieve pain symptoms and improve quality of life.

Anxiety & Stress Management

Learn skills to respond to stress and anxiety from a place of empowerment rather than defeat.

Holistic Health

Gain a more centered state of well-being through a mind-body-spirit approach that combines hands-on manual therapy, intuitive techniques and mindfulness practice.

“My intention for each session is to create a safe space for you to deeply relax into love and peace. This is where true healing begins. My intuition, life experiences and education guide me to help your body and mind reframe, release and restore.”

~ Karen

What Does “Holistic” Mean?

Simplistically, the term “holistic” can be defined in the old adage “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”. But, when you are in pain or need of relief from stress or anxiety, a simple answer is not enough.

As you may have experienced, traditional medicine tends to concentrate on a very narrow and compartmentalized view of the body. Most doctors specialize in regions of the anatomy, diagnosing dis-ease from a hyper-focused perspective and creating interventions (usually pharmaceutical) to cure or mask illnesses or injuries.

As a holistic practitioner, I see the human in totality – as a unique individual – taking into account the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, cultural and even financial aspects of a person that may or may not affect overall health and well-being. 

What Is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy is a healthcare practice that focuses on helping people in all stages of life – from neonatal to end of life – do all of the things that they want and need to do in their daily lives. As an Occupational Therapist, it is my goal to help individuals in my care to function better in the world, adapt to their surroundings, and recover and improve quality of life.

While physical therapy/traditional orthopedics looks to improve the bio-mechanical base by identifying what is wrong with the bones, muscles and ligaments and strengthening its physical support system, occupational therapy considers the person as a whole and how all of the layers of our lives create who we are and how we function. To help a patient live their best life, we must always consider what components of their overall being might be off or in need of support, and work to address those in totality. Occasionally this even includes referrals to other naturopathic specialists or working in tandem with your doctors or specialists.

The Path Back to Your Best Life…

As a Holistic Occupational Therapist, one of the most important things that I will do is listen to you. From the moment of our first interaction until your final appointment, open communication and understanding will remain a constant. This will look like conversations about why you are seeking treatment, aspects of your life that you feel may contribute to the problem or solution, what you have tried in the past to alleviate your symptoms and what you hope to accomplish through therapy. Depending on your comfort level, you may also choose to share information about your background, traumatic events, your worldview and any other topics you feel are relevent. This dialogue, in addition to physical assessments will help me to identify areas of the body where restrictions are causing pain, anxiety, stress or malaise.

In addition to listening and open dialogue, I will use a variety of treatment tools and techniques to help you on your journey to wellness. Each individual will have a treatment plan that is unique to their specific needs and path to healing and may include any or all of the following:


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Craniosacral Therapy

Myofascial Release

SomatoEmotional Release®

Mouth Work

Breathing Techniques

Intuitive Coaching & Exercise Education



My clients are…

  • in all age groups with the exception of early childhood.
  • typically, but are not limited to students, moms, teachers, first responders, health care workers, retirees, post accident/trauma. 
  • often in positions where high stress intersects with lack of power or control.
  • seeking relief for pain or other limitations that have not been solved or addressed by traditional medicine.
  • willing to work as a team to identify the cause of their ailment and determine the best solution.

Many come to me complaining of…

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Localized or widespread pain
  • Chronic fatigue
  • TMJ
  • PTSD
  • Consistent Stress
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Digestive issues
  • Depression
  • Post Trauma/Accident Pain
  • General Malaise

It’s Time to Focus on You…

Book your appointment online today for the initial evaluation and intake session.  You may also contact me with any questions or concerns that you might have prior to booking. Consult with our Frequently Asked Questions for answers to common inquiries.


Release. Re-Align. Restore.

100 Center Street

Wallingford, Connecticut 06492


Voted Best Naturopathic Practitioner 2022

Office Hours

Monday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm