August 2019

Real change for real people

When Julia Harper, Ph.D., M.S., OTR/L, talks about her business, TheraPeeds Family Center, you can hear the passion in her voice and see the joy she gets from her work.

Born prematurely in Trinidad and Tobago, Harper believes her difficult start in life enabled her to become an agent of change. Through her practice, Harper creates change in the brains of people so they learn to function better in their lives.

“The children, the families that we treat here, our people need to know that they matter. And, that my bank turned around and did the same for me meant the world.”

— Dr. Julia Harper

Not expanding to treat more clients — but expanding to treat clients better

Harper began TheraPeeds in Brooklyn in 1999 and relocated to Florida in 2001. At that time, TheraPeeds was a one-person practice focused on changing the lives of children with processing disorders, including learning disabilities, attention problems and autism.

Today, TheraPeeds has 55 employees and attracts clients from around the world. The practice experiences spectacular growth year after year, and Harper is quick to give thanks to her Small Business Banker. In fact, it was Harper’s Small Business Banker who provided ground-up construction guidance.

For more information about Julia Harper and TheraPeeds, visit the Small Business Community.

“The children, the families that we treat here, our people need to know that they matter. And, that my bank turned around and did the same for me meant the world.”

— Dr. Julia Harper

From the day-to-day to a big expansion, watch our video for a comparison of borrowing options that help support your business journey.

For more information about Julia Harper and TheraPeeds, visit the Small Business Community.

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