Dr. Nicole Villegas

Biography

Dr. Nicole Villegas, OTD, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist whose clinical practice promotes social justice and wellness to improve quality of life.

Through the use of therapeutic activity, Nicole helps clients participate in things that they need and want to do (occupations). She compassionately collaborates with clients to help them realize their strengths, connect to resources, and develop supportive tools.

Nicole believes that practicing self-determination, respect and empowerment can improve overall well-being. Nicole completed a Master of Science (MS) and Post-professional Doctorate (OTD) in Occupational Therapy from Boston University, with focused study in primary care services. She earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Human Development from University of California, Davis. Nicole’s holistic occupational therapy practice is informed by research evidence, theory, and experience in the following areas: in-home services for adults living with HIV, inpatient physical rehabilitation, community-based mental health services, and graduate student mentorship.

Education

Year Degree Institute
2016 ODT, OTR/L Boston University
2015 MS, Occupational Therapy Boston University
2011 Health Sciences: International Immersion Program University College Dublin
2011 BS, Human Development and Family Studies University of California, Davis

Appointment Schedule

Day Time Address
thu 9:00am - 6:00pm 1020 SW Taylor St, Suite 340, Portland, OR 97205

Clinical Focus:

Implementing Health Recommendations

Engaging in Meaningful Roles and Activities

Exploring Habits and Routines

Life Transitions

Age-Related Changes

Chronic Disease Self-Management

Caregiver Skills and Support

Impact of HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Changes

Payment Options:

Dr. Villegas accepts time of service payments, Direct Care Membership, and MVA insurance.