Braeden Kempf earned a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Braeden has worked primarily with children and teens in an acute inpatient psychiatric setting. She is passionate about working with youth who are experiencing mental health challenges affecting their participation in meaningful daily activities. Prior to becoming an Occupational Therapist, Braeden spent many years working with children and families in school and community settings including as a childcare provider, tutor, swim coach, Americorps member, and mentor.
Braeden’s approach is grounded in the belief that people heal through doing. Her activity-based style incorporates principles of mindfulness, DBT, motivational interviewing, trauma-informed care, and The Zones of Regulation. Braeden specializes in working with clients to improve occupational balance, establish healthy habits and routines, build self-efficacy, and utilize sensory-based strategies for self-regulation in their daily lives.
Outside of work, Braeden enjoys spending time with her family and their dog. Her hobbies include baking, quilting, and practicing yoga.