The name Pyrkia is a Finnish term that means aspire, pursue, or endeavor. The mission of Pyrkia Health is to help each person we touch create the life they aspire to live.

The approach at Pyrkia Health is Holistic, recognizing that our physical, emotional, and spiritual beings are not separate but instead are intimately connected threads of our complex being. That complexity requires a comprehensive approach that is individualized, pulling from numerous theoretical models within the medical, psychosocial, and integrative health disciplines. More importantly, the process is driven by each client’s unique path in their life journey.

If you restore balance in your own self, you will be contributing immensely to the healing of the world.”

Deepak Chopra

Laurie Geppert has a BS degree in psychology from Iowa State University and a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis. She has over 25 years of experience working with clients from childhood to end of life find solutions to mental, physical, and psychosocial barriers that impact their life. As an Occupational Therapist, Laurie has worked with hundreds of clients with orthopedic, neurological, psychological, and developmental challenges. Her passion is supporting people to establish daily routines that support mental, spiritual, and physical health before major health issues arise whenever possible.

Notable advanced continuing education in the following areas:

  • Certified Dementia Practitioner from National Certification of Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP)
  • Micro-Credential in Participation, Resilience, and Wellness from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • Foundational Badge in Lifestyle Modification from AOTA
  • Joy Potential Coach Certification completed in October 2023
  • Currently working toward board certification in Lifestyle Medicine through the American College of Lifestyle Medicine

Laurie grew up in Iowa and has made the St. Louis area her home for over 25 years. She lives in Belleville, Illinois, with her husband Brad, three kids and two fur babies. Cheering on her kids as they explore their various activities is her greatest joy. Her soul also lights up when she volunteers with youth activities/ organizations, spends quality time with her family and she is nearly always up for an adventure especially if it is active and outdoors.

“What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now.”


Payment: Pyrkia Health Services PLLC will bill and accept payment from Medicare for covered services. Some services provided by Pyrkia Health are not reimbursable under Medicare guidelines. In those cases, and for all Non-Medicare clients, payment is due at the time of visits. We are happy to provide you with a superbill at your request so that private insurance recipients can request reimbursement.

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