Rebekah Camacho, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

EDUCATION

Master’s Degree: Columbia University
Bachelor’s Degree: Chamberlain College of Nursing
Licensure: National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapist, Licensed OT in the state of Minnesota

Rebekah Camacho joined the Rochester PrairieCare Southern MN team, as an occupational therapist for both youth and adults in June of 2021. Rebekah started her career in healthcare as a nurse, receiving her BSN from Chamberlain College of Nursing in 2012. Rebekah worked two years as a private nurse, gaining valuable mental health experience though caring for a child with autism and a seizure disorder.

In 2014, she began graduate school at Columbia University, receiving her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2017. While completing her graduate degree, she worked with adult patients in both an inpatient psychiatric facility, as well as a day treatment, at two different New York mental health organizations. After graduation, Rebekah moved to Minnesota, to join Mayo Clinic in Rochester as an occupational therapist. She worked at Mayo until 2019, spending time in units across the hospital, helping patients learn how to adjust to doing their daily tasks following injuries. Lastly, due to extenuating circumstances during 2020, in the midst of the COVID pandemic, Rebekah worked part-time as a home health occupational therapist, before joining PrairieCare.

At PrairieCare, Rebekah will focus on helping both children and adults manage the activities of daily life, as well as assist in improving emotional regulation. She will look to help patients find sensory integration techniques by creating a “toolbox” to help patients manage daily life and create more structure amidst life with mental illness.

Away from work, Rebekah enjoys spending time with her family, going to parks or playgrounds or going swimming. She also enjoys reading with her kids throughout the year.

SPECIAL CLINICAL INTERESTS

Functional Cognition
Life Transitions
Sensory Processing

ADDITIONAL INFO

Adults: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Children: Yes