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I'm Ilyse Zimmerman and I have been working as an Occupational Therapist, since graduating NYU with my M.A degree in 2005. I am licensed and registered to work in both New York and New Jersey. When COVID first began, I focused my career path on assisting those in my family and my friends who were unable and/or uncomfortable to safely go to health, wellness and rehabilitation visits in a facility. Noticing this need for others in my community quickly led to the start of Good Life Occupational Therapy Services.

Good Life Occupational Therapy Services provides home care services in the comfort and privacy of your home. From newborns to seniors, I can offer a range of services to enhance your level of happiness and independence.

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Looking for Ways to Help Your Child Achieve Developmental Milestones?

In addition to providing hands-on, child-friendly treatment, actionable training for parents and caregivers will be incorporated.

What can we work on in sessions? Early communication skills focused on social and emotional well-being, safety awareness skills, focus and attention, body awareness, sensory processing skills, posture, balance, coordination skills, grip strength, fine and gross motor skills, and self-care skills (including self-feeding, bathing, dressing, toileting, sleep training).

Working on Learning or Improving Handwriting Skills? Learn print or cursive from a Handwriting Without Tears Leveled Specialist.


Feeling the Effects of Aging?

Receive training from an NBCOT (National Board for Certified Occupational Therapists) designated Prevention and Wellness Specialist, to work on self-care training and ease your daily tasks (including dressing, bathing/showering, toileting, feeding, leisure skills, homemaking).

Want Ideas to Create a Safer Home? Discuss home modification plans with the sole Occupational Therapist who assisted in the design of The New Valley Hospital in Paramus, N.J.

Prefer to experience the relief of Companion Care and Caregiver Support? Good Life Occupational Therapy Services will handle that too.

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Having Difficulty with Anxiety, Focus or Concentration? Working with a Psychiatrist, Psychologist, or Social Worker, but still having trouble taking action on maximizing your feelings of happiness, accomplishment and independence.

Speak to a Certified Anxiety-Informed Professional (CAIP) to supplement your treatment and assist with designing an activity-focused recovery plan, aimed at achieving a more balanced, structured and daily routine for success.

What can we work on in sessions? Exploring, planning and preparing leisure activities to add more meaning to your days, creation of organizational tools to keep you focused on your tasks, and use of a variety of techniques to break tasks into smaller and more manageable components to drive success.


Recovering from COVID, a Stroke, or an Injury?

Work with an NBCOT (National Board for Certified Occupational Therapists) designated Rehabilitation Specialist, who is also Certified in IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) and Certified in the use of Modalities, to create a plan for Strength, Range of Motion and Endurance Training.

Needing more assistance? Explore alternative options, tools and assistive technology to make daily tasks achievable again.

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I had a stroke four years ago and needed therapy. Ilyse is very professional, caring and kind. Fantastic patient care has been provided at every visit and Ilyse takes the time to explain everything. I would absolutely recommend her as a therapist. 

M.L., Patient

Ilyse has been treating my husband since he had a stroke four years ago.  She is very professional, knowledgeable, compassionate, and extremely patient.  I highly recommend her.

B.L., Wife and Caregiver of Patient

Ilyse is a wonderful Occupational Therapist. She has been working with my father, a stroke survivor, for some time now. He has made a great deal of progress under her care. My dad always looks forward to his sessions. Ilyse is kind and compassionate, and extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend her!

M.C., Daughter of Patient

We like when our grandpa gets therapy in his house because then we always get to be included. We love playing games with him, like catch and board games too. We get to see his accomplishments and he has made a lot of them. We love how hard his therapist works to help our grandpa and she makes it fun too.

T.Z. and J.Z., Grandchildren of Patient

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March 6, 2022

My top priority is always safety. Proper PPE (personal protective equipment) will be utilized, when medically required to maintain our safety.

As the mask mandate in New Jersey has now been lifted, the use of masks for COVID protection will now be considered optional. What does that mean during your session? You may choose to wear a mask or not wear one, as you feel comfortable. I will gladly put one on if it makes you more comfortable as well.

If you are experiencing any cold, flu or COVID symptoms, or if you have been in close contact with anyone who is COVID positive, please call and we can make an alternative plan for our session. If rescheduling is best or a virtual visit, I will make sure to accommodate your need. I will be sure to offer you the same respect in return, if I experience any symptoms as well.

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Areas Served: Hillsdale, Montvale, Woodcliff Lake, River Vale, Westwood, Park Ridge, Emerson, Harrington Park, Ho Ho Kus, Ridgewood, Paramus, Upper Saddle River, Washington Township, Old Tappan, Fair Lawn

Hillsdale, NJ

(718) 490-2065

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