Angie Hale, OTR/L, RCYT, E-RYT
Angie graduated from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in 1992. She is the owner of Prana OT and has been in private practice since 2005. Angie has extensive experience in school based, clinical, and mental health settings. She served as a school based therapist in Richmond Public Schools for several years, serving her last year there as Lead Therapist for the Occupational and Physical Therapy Department. During that time, she began specializing in sensory processing, becoming certified in 2000 and working part time in a clinical setting for children with sensory differences. In 2001 Angie accepted the position of Occupational Therapy Supervisor at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children (VTCC) at VCU Health System. At VTCC, she supervised hospital based and school based services for OT and related therapies across acute care, residential, and day treatment programs. She also served on the behavior management team and was a facility trainer for the prevention of and response to children/adolescents in crisis. While at VTCC, Angie began integrating yoga with traditional therapeutic modalities. She completed the basic certification course in Yoga for the Special Child ™ in 2003, and spent several weeks in Brazil to complete the advanced courses. She is currently a registered yoga teacher and a registered children’s yoga teacher. She also holds a certification in Therapeutic Listening. Angie has served on the Autism Diagnostic Clinic (currently a function of Commonwealth Autism Services) for over 15 years. On this clinic, she brings her expertise in sensory processing and works with the team to clarify diagnostic questions surrounding Autism Spectrum Disorders, including making recommendations for school-based and clinic-based programming. Angie is clinical faculty at VCU’s department of occupational therapy where she provides guest lecturing, clinical instruction, and supports research projects when applicable. She also provides community based and state-wide workshops and presentations. In 2012, Angie was recognized for her quality service to children and families, and received a special honors article in the Top Docs issue of Richmond Magazine. Angie is a also a figure skater and enjoys coaching, teaching yoga to competitive and recreational skaters, and teaching yoga at ACAC. She and her husband enjoy staying active and having fun raising their 3 year-old son!