Deborah Graves

Dr. Deborah Graves, OTD, OTR/L, is the founder of Canyons to the Sea OT, an occupational therapy practice in Orange County, CA that focuses on whole-child development, child-directed treatment, play-based learning, and building healthy, happy relationships. Research indicates that children learn through observation, exploration, and experimentation. Through her relationship-oriented model of therapy, Deborah designs, creates, and utilizes naturally occurring opportunities that facilitate self-regulation, joint attention, and joint engagement – all of which are elements of secure bonding and attachment within relationships – the foundational precursors for observation, exploration, and experimentation needed to learn new skills.

As a TBRI Practitioner, Deborah has extensive experience working with adoptive and foster families to find healing through a holistic approach to care.