Universal Progressive Therapy

Clinic and School-based, Sensory Integration,

Occupational Therapy

, and Behavioral Services

Contact: 877-591-5378

Dr. Varleisha D. Gibbs MS, OTD, OTR


Varleisha holds a Degree of Doctor of Occupational Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA.  In addition, she holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of Delaware and a M.S. in Occupational Therapy from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University.  She has also studied in her field, at Seton Hall University for her PhD in Health Sciences.  Varleisha has worked in the field for over 8 years. She continues to have a passion for all ages and diagnosis.  Recently, Varleisha has studied in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Her knowledge in this area is valuable to the services provided.




Vanest Freeman Smith, M.S. -Director of Operations, Consultant and ABA/EI Specialist.  She has a strong background in early childhood education, child development, and human/social services.  Her experience includes Director positions in Head Start/Early Head Start, Contracted Mental Health Consultant for Head Start and Director for community based programs, as well as the former owner of Mrs. V's Quality Daycare, located in Kansas.  Vanest has been an advocate for children with special needs, underprivileged, and at-risk. 



Our Team

Universal Progressive Therapy, Inc. has practitioners ranging from Occupational, Physical, and Speech therapists.  Special educators and ABA therapists are also an important part of our team.  All of the staff are fully licensed and hold degrees from reputable institutions.  Most of all, they have a strong passion and understanding of those they help!