TheraPeeds, a leading family services company that specializes in developing proven brain-based programs for children, teens and adults from around the world, has moved into its purpose-built global headquarters at 5951 Orange Drive in Davie.
The company is led by CEO and Founder Dr. Julia Harper, PhD, MS, OTR/L. As a therapist, neuroplasticity and parenting expert, Dr. Harper is nationally and internationally recognized for her work helping children, teenagers and adults with Processing Disorders (PD).
“When you come in through the TheraPeeds door, you’re coming in to change. We make sure that our clients leave with an outcome that is both functional and life-changing,” shares Dr. Harper. “TheraPeeds is a center where, using the science of neuroplasticity, we rewire the physiology of the brain and psychology of the mind so that people come in functioning one way but leave functioning better, regardless of age. For example, one of our patients diagnosed with ADD as a child had been on prescription medication since age 10. Now 46 years old, and after only three weeks of treatment at TheraPeeds, he was able to stop taking his medication for the first time in 36 years.”
TheraPeeds provides personalized treatment programs to people from 6 weeks old to adulthood, and is committed to ensuring that both therapists and parents have a greater understanding of the neurological issues faced by children and adults diagnosed with PD. PD is associated with diagnoses such as learning disabilities, ADD, OCD, Dyslexia, ADD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, developmental delays and a range of mental health illnesses. The first floor of the new facility is dedicated to the pediatric practice while the second floor is focused on the needs of adolescents and adults. By including a carefully thought-out, age-specific environment and programs designed not just for the individual in need but also the family or individuals surrounding them, TheraPeeds is able to achieve much higher levels of success.
The state-of-the-art facility also features instinctively designed spaces for parents, including a fully equipped business center, gym, yoga studio and kitchen. In addition, the new property will have continuing education rooms to hold classes for training therapists from around the world.
“This project sets a higher standard for family therapy, with customized design and unique features that combine versatility and functionality with elegance in a way that can only be experienced in a stand-alone center,” said Miguel Corniel, TheraPeeds chief operations officer.
TheraPeeds Family Center was built by Hernandez Construction. The Center is strategically designed to accommodate the 60+ therapists and staff, featuring an interdisciplinary team of clinicians including occupational and physical therapists, speech pathologists, nutritionist, audiologist, educators, psychologist, life coaches, behaviorists and mental health counselors.
“One of our core values is to enhance the communities we serve, so we are proud to share in TheraPeeds’ vision to deliver a premier facility that supports families,” said Alex Hernandez, president of Hernandez Construction.