Carol Powell, OTR/L, Owner

Carol has over 20 years of pediatric occupational therapy experience in home treatment, clinic treatment, and school systems combined. She has devoted the majority of her professional career to the treatment of children in part due to her personal experience. Her son, Jeremy, was born with CHARGE syndrome and severe physical limitations. Occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapies have helped to him to find success in his pursuit of independence.

Knowing firsthand the struggles that parents, children, and therapists face, Carol is an empathetic and understanding provider. Her personal experiences, passion for healthy living, and an active lifestyle have motivated her to build a clinic and team that can be described as a haven for the uniquely-abled child.

Carol has pursued significant training in skiing as a treatment intervention for children with sensory integration. Currently, Carol is in pursuit of designation as a ski instructor. Her plans include launching a "Ski in OT" program to bring children from the clinic to the slopes during ski season. She is confident that the core strength, balance, and coordination gained by adaptive skiing will boost children's confidence to reach greater heights of confidence and independence.


  • VitalStim® Therapy
  • Craniosacral Therapy (CST) with Upledger Institute
  • Pediatric Splnting of the Upper Extremities
  • Floortime Strategies for Autism
  • Beckman Oral Motor
  • Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT)
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Sensory Integration
  • Adapted Skiing

B.S. in Occupational Therapy, Medical University of South Carolina // 1983

Licensed to practice in NC with the North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy // Current certification in Occupational Therapy with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

Ashley Peoples, MSW, Site Coordinator

Ashley joined OT4KIDS in 2016, and is now our site coordinator for the Lexington clinic.

M.S.W, North Carolina Central University

Robert Dry, Administrative Coordinator


Brandon Powell, Building Operations Coordinator

Brandon has shared the joy of therapy from watching his family’s business through the years. He sets an example of professionalism and dedication to service through his work coordinating building operations.