ABOUT OUR TEAM
mOST Clinicians & Staff
Jennifer Morgan, M.A., OTR/L
Owner & Occupational Therapist
Jennifer is a pediatric occupational therapist with a decade of experience practicing occupational therapy, and many more years of experience working with children in a variety of settings. Jennifer completed her M.A. in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California, where she received a federally funded grant enabling her to train specifically in School Based Occupational Therapy. Upon graduating from USC, Jennifer worked in early intervention, then went on to work for the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District as the occupational therapist overseeing all Malibu public schools. While working in the Malibu schools, she realized there was a strong need for private therapeutic services in Malibu. With the support of local parents, educators, practitioners, and colleagues, Jennifer opened Morgan Occupational & Speech Therapy (mOST) in August of 2013. Since then, her practice has continued to grow, and she has been able to help dozens of local children and families all around West Los Angeles.
In the Fall of 2014, Jennifer created the new Occupational Therapy program at Park Century School. She is thrilled to have her OT services with mOST integrated into students’ daily schedule at Park Century School. Jennifer continues to enjoy watching Park Century School’s OT program grow to fit the needs of its students and round-out the comprehensive curriculum that the school provides.
Jennifer’s specialized training includes Handwriting Without Tears, Interactive Metronome, Reflex Integration, Sensory Processing Integration, ALERT Program, and more. Parents, teachers, professionals, and especially the children she works with, enjoy having Jennifer as their OT; they appreciate her expertise, and her efficient and direct approach to helping them grow to their fullest potential. Jennifer’s practice allows her the freedom to work on a wide range of skills with clients, and she tailors a therapeutic program for each child. Jennifer is passionate about her work, and this is reflected in her ever expanding involvement in the community. Jennifer currently holds positions on the Malibu Chamber of Commerce’s Wellness Committee, the Boys & Girls Club of Malibu Wellness Advisory Council, and co-organizes events with THERAsurf, bringing her expertise and exuberance to every interaction she encounters.
Christie Angelich, M.A., OTR/L, OTD
Christie joined Jennifer and the mOST team as a pediatric Occupational Therapist in August 2018 after receiving her Doctorate from The University of Southern California. As a devoted Trojan, she also received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/ French and Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy from USC. She completed her doctoral residency at a non-profit school for students with special needs. Christie focused the curriculum on strengthening functional skills such as self-care, social skills, and other fine motor tasks.
Christie has her certification in Sensory Integration as well as special training Handwriting without Tears and Executive Functioning. When Christie is not spending time with dogs and working with children, she enjoys going to the beach with family and friends, as well as teaching weekly Bar Method classes.
Katherine Murphy Beck, M.S., CCC-SLP
Katherine recently joined Morgan Occupational and Speech Therapy after relocating from Chicago to the Los Angeles area in the summer of 2018. Katherine completed her Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Rush University, and her undergraduate degree at Northwestern University. Since then, she has worked in a variety of settings, including early intervention, private practice, and a therapeutic school in Chicago where she became head of the speech therapy department. Her most recent experience includes extensive understanding of early speech and language development, autism spectrum disorders, augmentative and alternative communication, and feeding therapy techniques.
Katherine believes in the power of relationship-based intervention and is committed to working closely with parents, teachers, and other therapy providers to maximize her students’ success. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competency from ASHA and is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in the state of California. She has specialized training and certification in DIRFloortime, PECS, SOS Approach to Feeding and she is also looking forward to becoming PROMPT Certified in January 2019. In her spare time, Katherine enjoys spending time with her husband, Andy, their toddler, Calvin, and goldendoodle, Nellie.
We'd love to introduce you to our new Administrative Assistant, Courtney Loftin. Courtney is so excited to be a part of the mOST Team!! She is currently pursuing her MFA in Screenwriting at Pepperdine. She comes to us from Rock Island, IL where she worked for Senator Tammy Duckworth and also owned a boutique clothing store.
Courtney graduated from Columbia University in 2011 with her bachelor's degree in Sociology. After college, Courtney worked for Gap Inc. in both San Francisco and New York City. She is also a 200hr Certified Yoga Instructor by Zuna Yoga, Bali. Welcome, Courtney!!
Cali is a Havanese puppy who joined the Malibu Occupational and Speech Therapy team in December 2017. She has been working hard on her training to become a therapy dog for all of the kids who come to play and work on their skills at mOST! Cali loves playing fetch, enjoys long walks near the beach in Malibu and Pacific Palisades, spending time with pals, and taking naps around the office.
Cali looks forward to her future work in speech and occupational therapy sessions and is always happy to meet new people and make new friends. We are so happy that she has joined our amazing team!