Rebecca Austill-Clausen

Name and Contact

  • Rebecca Austill-Clausen, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA

  • Complementary Health Works, Inc.
    110 Aspen Drive
    Downingtown, PA 19335



  • 610-363-7446

Training and Advanced Certifications

  • M.S. Advanced Occupational Therapy, Boston University, Summa Cum Laude, 1981

  • B.S. Occupational Therapy, Utica College of Syracuse University, 1976

  • Reiki Master Teacher

  • Shamanic Reiki

  • Holy Fire Reiki

  • Meditation

  • Sound Healing

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Reiki for OT

  • Spirituality

  • Using Complementary Health Modalities in OT

  • Initiating a Private Practice

  • Living Your Dream

Awards and Honors

  • Fellow of AOTA

  • Winner of 5 national book awards for Change Maker, How My Brother’s Death Woke Up My Life

  • President’s Award: Pennsylvania OT Association (POTA)

  • Dr. Stephen L. Heater Award of Outstanding Achievement (POTA)

  • Thomas Jefferson University Professional Leadership Award

  • University of the Sciences Distinguished Advocate for Students Award

  • Widener University Institute for Physical Therapy Outstanding Service Award

  • Delaware OT Association Award of Merit

  • One of 11 international healers highlighted in the 2020 film: Life to Afterlife – The Healers

Leadership Accomplishments and Passions


  • Vice President of all State OT Presidents

  • President of Delaware OT Association

  • Secretary of Pennsylvania OT Education and Licensure Board

  • Joint Commission Home Care Professional Advisory Committee representing AOTA, APTA, ASHA and three National Therapeutic Recreation Associations

  • Initial OT/PT Task Force Practice Representative for AOTA/APTA

  • Founding Member of AOTA Private Practice Section


  • Reiki Level I and Level II Workshop Presenter at AOTA Conference each year since 2015

  • I LOVE teaching Reiki and OT internationally and at multiple universities nationwide

  • Keynote, Inspirational Speaker, Workshop Presenter, and Guest Lecturer at graduations, university classes, national and state conferences

  • Initiator and Co-Leader: POTA holistic monthly online support group: Namaste, Sharing Occupational Support since June 2020

  • Initiator of 5 private practices including one which grew from one person (myself) to a staff of 375 OT, PT, SLP practitioners servicing over 100,000 clients including children with special needs and adults with disabilities

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