Vasilios Niphoratos, MOT, OTR/L


Vasilios received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Sociology from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and received his Master of Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Wayne State in Detroit. He has experience working with children of various ages and settings, including schools, outpatient clinics, and traumatic brain injury centers.

Vasilios values developing strong relationships with both the child and the child’s family to create an individualized plan of care that fits that child’s therapeutic needs. He became an occupational therapist because of how relationship and client-focused it is. Plus, he enjoys creating a fun yet challenging environment that aims to develop and improve each child’s life skills. Vasilios believes he uses himself in the best way through play, connection, and relationships with the AZ+A kids and families.

We think Vasilios has many superpowers, especially when it comes to working with children. If he could choose an actual superpower, he would want the ability to fly, which makes sense given his natural energy level!

In his spare time, he plays sports such as hockey (although he is not the starting right wing for the Detroit Red Wings, as he wanted to be as a child), soccer, and tennis, in addition to tabletop games such as board games or Magic the Gathering. Vasilios loves watching movies and screenwriting. He enjoys spending time with family and friends and finding different ways to make people around him smile and laugh.