Samantha Virgo,
MSc OT, OT Reg. (Ont.), RYT 250, TIYT 

    Samantha is a registered Occupational Therapist in Ontario who has been assessing and supporting a wide range of clients, often when trauma and complexities are involved. Samantha is also a certified trauma informed yoga teacher.

    Samantha’s trauma sensitive practice focuses on supporting children and adolescents to develop self-understanding and self-regulation in safe, effective, and kind ways. She uses sensory- and motor- based therapy that helps clients increase body awareness and restore the body to a regulated state.

    Samantha has experience in working with those struggling with sensory processing, disruptive behaviours, self-regulation, and attachment issues related to adverse childhood experiences and complex developmental trauma.

    Registered Yoga Teacher, Trauma Informed Yoga teacher, The Shanker Method ® 101 (Focusing on the 5 Steps (or Practices) of Shanker Self-Reg®), Somatic Experiencing (Beginner I & II), Ayres Sensory Integration® (ASI, Module 1), Psychosensory Processing Intervention (Kim Barthel, OTR), An Interoception-Based Approach for Supporting Traumatized Learners (Kelly Mahler, OTD, OTR/L), Best Practices for Implementing Interoception-Based Supports (Kelly Mahler, OTD, OTR/L), Anxiety Certification: Integrate CBT and Exposure & Response Prevention for Treatment of GAD, Panic Disorder, OCD, Social Anxiety, & Phobias, Veterans yoga project: Mindful Resilience for Trauma Recovery (