Hello! My name is Cayley Lewin and I am an Occupational Therapist currently working in George in a Mental Health Clinic – Akeso George. My home language is English although I also speak Afrikaans.
I love nature and the outdoors – running, hiking and all water sports. Music is also a huge part of my life and is also a part of my therapy as well as my family and friends.
I am very passionate about mental health and love working within this field – both from a group therapy and individual therapy perspective. Mental health awareness and education as well as suicide awareness are important areas I work in.
I specifically enjoy working with adults. From a treatment perspective I have a multidisciplinary team approach when working with different mood disorders. Areas of interest include working with patients with grief, loss, addiction and trauma related cases as well as pain management. Education on an individual’s sensory profile is another area explored with patients.
Emotional management, understanding relationships, distress tolerance and mindfulness, are areas of treatment frequently addressed through activity within the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Framework.