ABOUT Quiara

Quiara Smith has been practicing as an Occupational Therapist for over 11 years in both California and in Hawaii working in various settings including hospitals, schools, an equine center providing hippotherapy as a treatment tool, and outpatient clinics. Her pediatric experience encompasses serving infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents with various medical conditions and diagnoses.

Realizing the social, emotional, and psychological challenges that pelvic floor dysfunction places on children and families, Quiara decided to niche down her private practice to exclusively treating children and adolescents with pelvic floor dysfunction and toileting challenges. Quiara utilizes a holistic and integrative approach to pediatric pelvic floor dysfunction. She partners with her canine assistant, Nelly, a Labrador/golden retriever cross, in guiding children toward continence with confidence.

Quiara’s Qualifications

Degrees
Bachelor of Arts in Sports Medicine

University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA (May 2006)

Master of Occupational Therapy

Samuel Merritt University, Oakland, CA (December 2009)

Trainings
YogaEd Teacher Training

Certified Yoga teacher to instructed K-8th grade children (July 2013)

YogaEd Teacher Training

Certified Yoga teacher to instructed 9th-12th grade children (September 2014)

Certifications
Integrated Listening Systems (iLs) Practitioner Certification

(August 2015)

SOS Feeding Approach Workshop/Certification

(December 2015)

Professional Biofeedback Certification Course

(December 2016-January 2017)

AHA Level I Hippotherapy Certification

(April 2016)

Bergin University of Canine Studies

Facility dog training in order utilize Canine Intervention Therapy/Animal Assisted Therapy Intervention in Occupational Therapy clinical practice (April-May 2017)

What people are Saying

Working with Quiara was one of the best things we did! My 4 yr old was struggling with constipation and withholding. We worked with Quiara online and at the same time saw an in person OT locally. After we started with Quiara, my daughter made huge progress. Within a couple months, she was starting to go potty without resistance. This has made our lives so much less stressful. Quiara used social stories and her dog Nelly to connect with my daughter and she loved it! Then Quiara gave me easy things to do with my daughter to help her. It’s so amazing how one small thing can make a big difference. I’m so glad that I found Aloha Integrative Therapy, because I was at my wits end and almost ready to give up on finding a solution!
Laura H

Quiara is not only extremely knowledgeable and helpful, she is very kind and generous with her time. Her passion for what she does shines through. My experience with her was nothing but positive and I would definitely recommend her!
Gretchen Draper

I had a free 15 minute consult with Quiara and, since then, have had DM conversations with her. For the first time, I’ve felt like I’ve been truly heard and seen by a medical professional who could help me with my daughter’s constipation issues. Quiara even reached out to me to check in at one point to see how my daughter was doing. I highly recommend working with Quiara. You’ll walk away feeling supported and empowered and so will your child!

Rebecca K.

ALOHA! We’d love to hear from you!

(707) 387-0045

quiara@alohaintegrativetherapy.com