About Raquel

Raquel Profile PicRaquel Bondar, MS, OTR is a staff occupational therapist at Thrive Occupational Therapy, a private occupational therapy practice housed in a unique sensory gym. Raquel has a wide range of experience serving patients from age 1-99 in private practice, home, school, and rehabilitation settings.  Most recently, Raquel has worked in both private practice and in various school settings serving children with varied diagnoses ranging from social and emotional issues to children on the autism spectrum.

Raquel focuses on the whole child-including their emotional, sensory, and social abilities. Prior to becoming an occupational therapist, Raquel had significant experience working with children with mental and developmental challenges.  Raquel’s reputation as a warm and creative therapist has followed her through her career in Maryland, New York, and New Jersey.

Raquel graduated summa cum laude from CUNY Brooklyn College with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology. She attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s Occupational Therapy Program and was the student representative to the College of Health-Related Professions. Raquel is trained in Reflex Testing and Integration, Handwriting Without Tears, Wilbarger’s Brushing Protocol, Therapeutic Listening, Interactive Metronome, and Neurodevelopmental Techniques.