Michelle Burlyga, OTAbout

Michelle is an occupational therapist at Ohana. She grew up in Southern California, already familiar with behavioral health, schools, and child development systems, as her mother was a high school special education teacher, and her father was a psychologist. Michelle earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University. Prior to Ohana, she spent more than a decade developing and running an occupational therapy program at a large non-profit behavioral health outpatient clinic for youth and young adults with serious mental illnesses and early psychosis symptoms. Michelle has a passion for traveling and meeting people from all cultures and backgrounds.


  • MA, Occupational Therapy, San Jose State
  • BA, Occupational Therapy, San Jose State