Illustration of Elyse, an occupational therapist, helping a woman via a telehealth video call.

I help stroke survivors recover at home via telehealth.

Serving Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, Oregon, and California.

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Filling the gaps in traditional rehab at home.

Stroke survivors often don’t get the quality and quantity of therapy they need after having a stroke. This is typically due to insurance stopping therapy because someone isn’t “making enough progress.” But as you know, stroke recovery is different for every survivor.

I believe recovery should focus on the whole person, not just physical impairments. While we’ll definitely work on those, we’ll also focus on other areas of recovery, like mental health and sleep.

Common issues we'll work on.

While everyone is different and requires an individualized plan-of-care, here are a few common post-stroke issues we’ll address.

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I'm qualified, certified and ready to help.

Hi, I’m Elyse Newland. I received my Doctorate in Occupational Therapy in 2017 and have practiced in a variety of rehabilitation settings across the country. I’m a Board-Certified Occupational Therapist licensed in Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, Oregon, and California.

I’ve created and given evidence-based presentations at both state and national occupational therapy conferences.

I’ve taken a significant amount of continuing education on stroke recovery and on lifestyle modification. But most importantly, I love helping others live full lives by finding ways to participate in the things that are most valuable and meaningful to them.


Here are some common questions you may have about my services. Have a specific question? Don’t hesitate to reach out.

What is your approach to treatment?

My aim is to get to know you and collaborate to develop a unique plan of care tailored to your goals. I’ll use evidence-based treatment approaches to provide high-quality therapy.

I’ll address any concerns you have along the way. No person is the same and it’s not realistic to expect excellent outcomes with a cookie-cutter approach. You’ll be treated with respect and empathy in a judgment-free environment.

How can I book an appointment?

To begin working together, request a free 15-minute consultation. We’ll go over any questions you have and determine if we’re a good fit. Then we’ll work together to get a physician’s referral so we can start therapy.

What does therapy involve and how long does it take?

Our first appointment together will be an evaluation. This will be a chance for me to get to know you better, what you’d like to accomplish in therapy, and how you’re currently functioning. We’ll set your goals and future sessions will include education, exercises, activities, and other treatment to improve your quality of life.

The time frame will be different for each person and we’ll determine it during the evaluation. Some survivors may only need an evaluation and few treatment sessions to get them on their way. Others may require sessions once a week for 6-12 weeks.

Why teletherapy?

  • Convenient: No traffic, no paid parking, no Google Maps.
  • Comfort: Therapy sessions at home with your favorite blanket and slippers.
  • One-on-One: No distractions or interruptions. You have my undivided attention.
  • Access: High-quality therapy whether you’re in the city or the country.
  • Effective: Research shows that teletherapy is as effective as in-person therapy.
  • Stay Healthy: No need to sit in a shared waiting room looking through old magazines.

Why would teletherapy not work for me?

For teletherapy to be successful, you need to have internet access fast enough for a video call and be able to use a computer, phone, or tablet.

If you have significant issues with speech (like aphasia) or cognition (like memory or concentration), you’ll need to have someone with you for each appointment.

Can you treat anyone in the U.S.?

I’m currently licensed to treat residents of Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, California, and Oregon.

Do you accept insurance?

Yes, I do, but only in my home state of Tennessee. Those plans include Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of TN Commercial Plans (S & P), and Medicare Part B.

I do not accept insurance in the other states I’m licensed to work in (Georgia, North Carolina, California, or Oregon). However, I can provide you with a document to give to your insurance company for potential reimbursement.

What if I don’t have insurance?

If you don’t have insurance or I’m out-of-network with your plan, I accept cash payment except for those on Medicare (they have different rules).

My out-of-network rates:

Evaluations are $120 and typically last 75-90 minutes.

Treatment sessions are $85 and typically last 60 minutes.

Request a free 15-minute phone consultation.

We'll go over any questions you have and determine if we're a good fit.