Tasneem Abrahams

Tasneem’s professional journey began when she graduated as an occupational therapist from the University of Cape Town in 2002. Through the years she has worked in a variety of settings from mental health, spinal cord injury, neuro rehabilitation, to special education. However, it was in mental health that she found her sense of purpose. She is currently practicing as an Occupational Therapist in private practice and strives to be a neurodiversity ally, providing education and awareness, support, therapy and coaching, to adults and teens who struggle with executive functioning and sensory regulation, with a special interest in ADHD. She is also a founding Director of the NPC, Jozi4Autism.

In addition to her work as an occupational therapist and coach, Tasneem is also the founder of the Private Practice Growth Club – a community-building, education and empowerment initiative, for South African health professionals in private practice. As the saying goes: “you can’t pour from an empty cup”, so Tasneem is passionate about helping South African health professionals develop the mindset and business skills needed to minimize the struggle and overwhelm of trying to grow a profitable private practice, whilst still making a positive impact on the wellness of others. She is an avid advocate for her profession and was appointed as the chairperson of the newly formed Private Practice Committee of the Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa from 2021 to 2023.

Tasneem is also a 2023 recipient of the globally recognized Woman of Wonder Awards in recognition of her contribution to the health and wellness industry.