Executive Director and Occupational Therapist

As an owner and founder, I am passionate about the field of occupational therapy. My life's work is to share my skills and knowledge with families. When you choose Therapy Tree, LLC, you will enter into a relationship with caring, well-trained therapists.


  • Public Schools: Preschool Disabled Program and Elementary Schools
  • Early Intervention
  • Hospital setting: Pediatric Outpatient Therapy and Camp
  • Private Office
  • In-services at Preschool
  • Presenter at Conferences

License, Certification, & Training

  • Nationally certified by the Board of Occupational Therapists
  • New Jersey State Licensed
  • New Jersey State School Certified
  • Member of AOTA
  • Member of NJOTA
  • SIPT Training

Director of School-Based Services

Jennifer Palinkas-Chavez is not only the co-founder of Therapy Tree, LLC but also Walter’s wife. Jennifer is Licensed in Professional Counseling and has over 10 years of experience working with mental health issues, including stress management. Although her primary job is raising the couples 3 boys she is an integral part of the administrative workings of Therapy Tree, LLC.  The couples’ future plan is to have Jennifer incorporate Parenting and Stress Management Workshops into Therapy Tree, LLC’S array of services.


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