Our Occupational Therapy Staff

Introducing the Play for Real Occupational Therapy Team!

Dedicated to supporting and developing the occupational needs of your child

Chastiti H. Vázquez-Gual, OTR/L

Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Chastiti was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She moved to Melbourne, Florida in 2017. Chastiti was awarded her bachelor’s degree in Special and Elementary Physical Education from the University of Puerto Rico at Bayamón in 2015. She continued her graduate studies at the University of Puerto Rico- Medical Sciences Campus where she obtained her master’s degree in occupational therapy in 2018.

Chastiti enjoys working with kids, especially being playful and silly with them. Music is a big part of her life and she plays the percussion jam cajon and the ukulele. In her free time, Chastiti likes to spend time with her husband and two dogs, Moana and Summer, going out to the beach and dancing salsa. Chastiti loves to learn - she completed the Handwriting Without Tears workshops and is currently completing her Sensory Integration certification.

Kelly Geisinger, COTA/L

Pediatric Occupational Therapy Assistant

Kelly is excited to be joining the team at Play for Real! Born and raised in Maryland and having moved to Texas and Missouri as an Air Force wife, Kelly finally settled in Florida in May 2019. Throughout her Air Force travels Kelly has worked as an Administrative Assistant and the owner of a home day care, but always knew that she wanted more. Kelly has dreamed, since childhood, of a career that allows her to help others while also being creative, so occupational therapy is a natural fit.

In August 2018, Kelly began the occupational therapy assistant program at St. Philip’s college in San Antonio, Texas. During her clinical rotations, Kelly was fortunate to work with a variety of people with different illnesses and disabilities, and it was during this time that she knew she had found her calling. Kelly is very much looking forward to getting to know her clients and their families and helping them to grow and reach their full potential!

In her spare time, Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, reading, going to the beach and watching true crime shows.

Taylor Giambalvo, COTA/L

Taylor Giambalvo, COTA/L

Pediatric Occupational Therapy Assistant

Taylor was born in Southern California, but raised here in Brevard. She got her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Central Florida. After graduating from UCF in 2012, Taylor moved back to California where she pursued her Occupational Therapy Assistant degree. Taylor graduated from Santa Ana College in 2018 and moved back to Florida in 2019. Taylor has always enjoyed working with children, previously as a behavioral therapist and also an assistant teacher in a Montessori preschool. Taylor loves all things OT and enjoys to help people learn and grow. In her free time, Taylor likes to go to the beach, explore new restaurants, and take naps.

Michael Mifsud, COTA/L

Pediatric Occupational Therapy Assistant

Michael grew up in Frederick, Maryland where his father worked as a nurse. Michael moved to Florida in 1998 to be close to his grandmother and the rest of his dad’s family. He moved back to his parent’s house in 2014 when his father became ill and was admitted to hospice. That's when Michael realized that his passion was in helping others in life. He became a certified nursing assistant (CNA) in 2015. When working as a CNA, Michael realized he wanted to help people do more and feel good about themselves, so he went on to train as an occupational therapy assistant, graduating from Keiser University in 2019.

On days off Michael likes to go to Disney with his girlfriend or watch the sunrise on a clear morning. Michael joined Play for Real Therapy Services wanting to make a difference while learning more about helping kids. Michael can see how occupational therapy might have helped him with some of the challenges he faced at school. Now he intends to use occupational therapy to give parents the skills to help their children overcome similar challenges.