Elise Shade

Occupational Therapist
Lives on Darkinjung land (she/her)

Elise works with young children, adolescents and their families. Elise helps families to use a child’s strengths and talents to enable greater participation in their everyday activities. She focuses on functional goals and aims to meet children where they are at. Elise has worked with a diverse client groups, and is particularly passionate about working with parents/carers.

Elise sees the value in providing parents and carers with tools to enable their children to lead full and happy lives. She also understands the demands of family life and strives to make interventions manageable, and within the capacity of the individual family. At the core of her work is creating individualised, evidence based treatment approaches that make her clients feel heard and supported.

Elise graduated from the Australian Catholic University in 2018 and has since gained a range of clinical experience working with children 0-18 years and young adults. Elise has worked in the public and private sectors delivering services across a range of environments including, schools, preschools, clinic, homes, in the community and online platforms. Outside of helping people pursue their own meaningful activities, Elise enjoys the beach, being with her young family and good food.


  • Early Childhood Intervention
  • Sensory Processing 
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Toileting 
  • Motor skills