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Rachel Stefaniak

Hi, I'm Rachel (she/her)

Founder of Create Vitality

Meet Rachel.

Rachel Stefaniak is an AHPRA registered Occupational Therapist, Creative Arts Therapist and Qigong Facilitator, with more than 20 years experience supporting parents and families navigating the health and community systems.

She understands that being thrown into a world of appointments, jargon and opinions, can weigh heavy on the hearts of parents and children alike, and leaves many families feeling exhausted and overwhelmed.


Rachel offers strengths based, group and individual support for parents looking for  more ease and confidence in daily living.


Known for being respectful and down-to-earth, people often tell Rachel that her super power is helping people feel safe to be themselves. Her unique programs blend her extensive clinical and managerial experience in the mental health and community sectors with the latest neuroscience and bucketfuls of compassion, to deliver tailor made practical strategies that can be used by the whole family.

Thriving is a right, not a luxury, and everyone in your family deserves to thrive.


Rachel is committed to supporting neurodivergent parents and families raising neurodivergent children with practical strategies that can weave into their everyday lives in a way that respects their individual preferences and needs so that they can;


‚óŹ‚ÄāFind relief from stress, exhaustion and overwhelm;

‚óŹ‚ÄāFeel¬†safe in their own bodies;

‚óŹ‚ÄāCreate environments that foster safety and connection;

‚óŹ‚ÄāNavigate¬†daily life with more ease;

‚󏬆 Have more time and energy for the things they love;

‚óŹ‚ÄāConfidently advocate¬†for what matters to them.


When Rachel isn’t working as an OT, you can find her practising Qigong, reminiscing about her days as a D-grade rock star, attempting to garden, kicking the footy and chasing after her 2 spirited boys.


How Create Vitality Can Help.

Create Vitality is an online Occupational Therapy practice offering strengths based individual and group programs for parents. 


Create Vitality has a particular interest in  assessment and support for autistic, ADHD or otherwise neurodivergent parents as well as families raising neurodivergent children.


All programs offered by Create Vitality are anchored in a social model of disability and seek to connect people with the resources they need to feel safe to be themselves.

Connect with Rachel
Occupational Therapy.


Assessment and support for autistic, ADHD, or otherwise neurodivergent parents.

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Group Programs.

Safe community for neurodivergent parents to connect with practical strategies to bring more ease in day to day life.

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Professional Supervision.

Professional supervision for Occupational Therapists looking to build confidence and skills working with parents and families.

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