Veronica Bun, OTR/L
As the occupational therapist at Lido Wellness Center, Veronica is responsible for providing one-on-one services to help clients address concerns with their performance in daily living as well as run various therapeutic groups at Lido Wellness Center.
Her connection to Lido was quickly established when she felt the genuine energy that everyone here truly cares and wants to provide the best quality of care.
In her day-to-day work, that translates into developing relationships and building rapport with her clients. She cares deeply about forming a good connection with each client and ensuring they feel safe.
She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Connecticut where she majored in Human Development and Family Studies and minored in Psychology and Gerontology. For her graduate studies, she received her Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut. She credits her mentors for helping provide wonderful experiences within the classroom, in research labs, and in the community serving the city during her scholastic journey.
Her professional experience includes working with children and adolescents in both the school and clinic setting to address both physical and mental impairments. She also has experience performing home health occupational therapy evaluations post-hospitalization or for inpatient facilities to assess the need for services and safety within the home setting.
She offers group fitness instruction for youth with mental health conditions and/or who are overcoming drug addiction to optimize their health and recovery.
Ultimately, Veronica wants the impact she makes on a person’s life to help them become the best version of themselves.
As a strong believer in mindfulness and body awareness, she is a strong supporter of meditation and practicing self-compassion through improving self-awareness. This is true in her own life, as well: she starts each morning with a coffee and a walk with loved ones.
Throughout the day, she makes an effort to pause to breathe and reflect, especially during more challenging times of the day.
In her words, “Having an understanding of our senses and becoming more aware of who we are and what our needs are, helps us fully develop the skills needed to participate in our activities of daily living.”
She enjoys fitness and the outdoors, and so any movement-related activity where she can enjoy fresh air, she believes is key to her wellness. Following her own professional counsel, she gives permission to take care of herself, each and every day.