Our Team

Melissa Sitaram, OTR/ L

M elissa chose to become an Occupational Therapist because she always wanted to work in a profession that provided the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. She was drawn to the holistic approach that embodies Occupational Therapy. Prior to becoming an Occupational Therapist, she was a registered behavior technician working with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder. Having a strong background in behavior allowed her to gain a better understanding of dealing with maladaptive behaviors and assisting her clients with finding more appropriate ways to deal with everyday stressors. She continues to broaden her studies focusing on sensory integration and conducting research to provide evidence-based interventions to her clients. Melissa enjoys collaborating with the families in order to best meet the child’s needs and working towards meeting their goals. When she is not at work, Melissa enjoys spending time kayaking, working out, exploring new beaches and restaurants in South Florida, rollerblading, and spending time with family and friends. 


Words cannot even begin to describe how very grateful and pleased we were with Dr. Pilar Saa and her professional staff of Occupational Therapists. We had an appointment for an initial evaluation with Dr. Saa scheduled a few weeks in the future for when she returned from being out of the country, but we called her office as our 3 year-old son was in some immediate distress and she squeezed us in before she left. We have never forgotten that!! Our son was able to start his OT immediately with the most wonderful, warm, kind, compassionate therapist that we all grew to love. He actually looked forward to his appointments at the play-gym. We are happy to report that our son is thriving and doing wonderfully. We cannot thank Dr. Saa and her staff enough for being such a special part of our "village". They held our hands through every step of the way, educated us and guided us as we navigated this scary thing called "Sensory Processing Disorder". We highly recommend Dr. Pilar Saa and her staff at InterPlay!!!!