Melanie Criss, OTD, OTR/L, has a passion for working with children, particularly in natural environments where children interact regularly. Her vision came full circle with the creation of Community Therapy Services, LLC, in 2007. Melanie developed an innovative telehealth program for students attending virtual charter schools in 2009. Currently, she and her team of occupational therapists use telehealth technology to serve children and their families in 20 different states. To view Melanie’s course, check out her product page.


  • Financial: Melanie Criss receives a speaking fee from Sensational Brain LLC and is the owner of Community Therapy Services LLC. She is co-founder and CFO of TelehealthShare, an online marketplace for therapists seeking telehealth-compatible therapy materials and telehealth-related professional development.
  • Nonfinancial: Melanie provides videos on her company’s TelehealthShare YouTube Channel.