About Lisa Serby Santa Barbara Occupational Therapist

About OT Arts Santa Barbara

OT Arts is an innovative pediatric occupational therapy clinic that helps children ages 2-13 learn skills to maximize their independence while having fun and expressing themselves. We are the only pediatric clinic in the Santa Barbara area conceived of, planned by and run using the unique skills, perspective and clinical reasoning of an occupational therapist.

OT Arts provides a safe environment with minimal distractions so that children can build the underlying skills they need to be successful while uniquely blending traditional occupational therapy techniques with creative self expression through art.

About Lisa Serby, Santa Barbara Based Occupational Therapist

About Lisa Serby Santa Barbara Occupational Therapist Cover

Ms. Serby, a nationally registered and California licensed occupational therapist, is the owner and director of OT Arts.

She received her Master of Arts degree in Occupational Therapy and advanced training in Sensory Integration from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1998. Ms. Serby received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts from Brandeis University.

Ms. Serby has over 20 years of experience as a pediatric occupational therapist and has been working with children far longer as an artist, teaching classes in the parks and libraries of underprivileged areas. She has resided and worked as an occupational therapist in the Santa Barbara area for the last 17 years.


Lisa Serby was highly recommended to me by a child psychologist that was assessing my daughter for anxiety and motor delays. My daughter has been receiving OT services with Lisa for 8 months, and we have seen immense progress with her motor planning/coordination issues, as well as her pencil grasp and toe walking. My daughter had an immediate connection with Lisa, due to her calm, approachable demeanor, and she truly looks forward to going to her weekly sessions. We are so grateful for Lisa and this early intervention option which will give my daughter increased ability and confidence for kindergarten this Fall.