Who We Are

Neurotherapeutic Pediatric Therapies, Inc. (Neuro) first opened in Oregon City in 1985 by Occupational Therapist Linda Butrey and in 1997, Neuro was purchased by Karen and Brent Brelje.  At this time, occupational and physical therapy services were limited and many clinics in the Portland area were either run by medical professionals who were not family centered and often weren’t interested in trying cutting-edge therapies or family friendly clinics run by parents but without the depth of staff or therapy modalities for complex needs.  As parents of 3 adopted children with disabilities and complex needs, Karen and Brent brought a unique passion and vision to provide the best of both approaches while also providing opportunities to children, adolescents, and families who are most in need.

Over the years, Neuro has wrestled with the issue of providing accessible and affordable treatment to uninsured and under-insured children and adolescents.  With that in mind, the business was donated and restructured as a nonprofit therapy clinic in 2007. This allowed for the creative development of programs to support children, their families, schools, and other organizations. Through our generous supporters, we are able to think creatively and deliver therapy using the most effective models – reaching children and families living in crisis, who wouldn’t ordinarily be able to receive therapeutic services.

Serving Our Community

We have now been serving the community for over 35 years and our services include pediatric occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, mental health therapy, and naturopathic care. We combine the latest, most effective treatment and techniques to address the unique needs of each individual we serve.  Our programs serve the whole person, not just one aspect of their development.

Continuing to Grow

We have grown to include 8 clinics throughout the state of Oregon. Seven clinics are located in the Portland metro area (Oregon City, Northeast Portland, Hillsboro, McMinnville, Wilsonville, Canby ,and Clackamas).  One in Medford with our partner, Medford Children’s Therapy.  Together these clinics provide more than 800 client visits each week.

Core Values of Neuro

  • WE ARE FAMILY CENTERED, not just in words but in practice. We believe that no one exists in isolation and we seek to provide services and create a work atmosphere that honors connections with each other and the outside world.

  • WE DARE TO DREAM. We believe that the seemingly impossible, just might be possible, and we look for these miracles every day.

  • WE ARE INCLUSIVE in that we provide an environment and deliver services which affirm the dignity, worth, and value of all individuals regardless of disability, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, or anything that has the potential to set people apart from each other.

  • WE PRACTICE COMPASSION. Our goal is that every client, family, staff member, and professional that we encounter will know that we care and will walk away from interactions with us a better person and a stronger individual.

  • WE VALUE THE EXPERIENCE and continued professional development of all employees to provide the most effective treatment for each family.

  • WE FOSTER EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES THAT BEST SERVE the unique and comprehensive needs of each staff member so they can best serve the needs of our clients.

  • WE REGULARLY AND SERIOUSLY EVALUATE ourselves and our programs to ensure that we are truly fulfilling our mission in the best way possible. There are always ways to improve and we look for those ways through regular self-evaluation and program evaluation, looking honestly at our integrity, our support of others, our pursuit of knowledge, and our service to the community.

Meet our team