Trich completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at Nipissing University and a Master of Occupational Therapy degree at the University of Manitoba. She is certified in providing Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy, the Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP), and Matheson Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE’s) including training in cognitive and advanced FCEs.
Trich has a varied and diverse clinical OT background in areas of cognitive, psychosocial and physical assessment and rehabilitation. Examples of clientele include stroke survivors, the frail elderly, military Veterans, members of the Canadian Forces, first responders, clients with chronic pain conditions, traumatic brain injury, severe and persistent mental illness, and clients experiencing homelessness. Trich is experienced in assisting clients to meet their functional and meaningful goals including returning to work utilizing programs such as the Occupational Therapy Occupational Performance Activation Program (OTOPA), PGAP and PE therapy for persons with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other mental health diagnoses. She is experienced in medical-legal work, ergonomic and work function assessments, case management, and functional vision rehabilitation and neurorehabilitation for persons with traumatic brain injury.
Prior to her work as an occupational therapist, Trich worked as a program coordinator at an employment office assisting youth and adults find and maintain employment. In her free time, she enjoys weightlifting, drinking good coffee, and spending time with her family, friends and dog. She is a licensed occupational therapist in good standing with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists (ACOT), and the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT).