I have a tremendous amount of passion for healthy living and continually growing in all aspects of what it takes to lead a healthy, balanced life. I am extremely determined to understand foundational health and the many ways to implement not only dietary changes, supplement implementation (where necessary) and movement, but to also assess the often overlooked work-life balance and ways to increase your feelings of being nurtured, and experiencing joy and peace in your life. I have always gained great joy from being of service to others and helping my clients thrive in all of these ways. I am perpetually on the quest for greater balance in my own life, as well!
When appropriate, I love working with other knowledgeable practitioners, and happily refer to them, if you and I deem a ‘team’ approach would best benefit you. It is a joy for me to continually educate myself regarding other exemplary practitioners working in integrative health, to include: Medical Doctors, Acupuncturists, Herbalists, Naturopathic Medical Doctors, Homeopaths, Massage Therapists and other body workers, Chiropractors, or Ayurvedic practitioners, as well as disciplines such as: Yoga or Meditation which can all add significantly to your overall sense of well-being.
Bachelors of Science degree in exercise physiology from University of Maryland
Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Columbia University
Certified Health Coach from Institute of Integrative Nutrition
Member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners
Certified in Reflexology and Childrens Yoga. I am also extensively trained in numerous techniques to best assist in helping my clients to heal, to include: osteopathic and biodynamic CranioSacral therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Reiki, Myofascial Release and Connective Tissue Mobilization.
I worked as an Occupational Therapist for many years with clients from pediatric to geriatric, and with challenges ranging from orthopedic to neurological. My goal, always, was to work from a place of love and compassion and to integrate many modalities in order to be effective in maximizing function for the people entrusting me in their care.
I opened a practice in Complementary Medicine for people in chronic pain and thrived in this practice for 10 years. It was through this time that I learned my numerous hands-on techniques to help my clients be in the best place to balance their bodies and to impart relaxation, nutrition/supplement/herbal information and exercise programming. Ultimately, I acquired my certification as a Health Coach. Five years ago I opened my Holistic Health Coaching practice and have been able to incorporate my many years of experience and knowledge into work that comprehensively brings together the most expansive way for me to help my clients. This is one of the most satisfying areas of my life. There truly is no separation between what I do as my ‘work’ and how I strive to live my own life.
**On a personal note:
My determination to truly understand foundational health was always very strong in order for me to best help my clients, but then it also became highly personal. Through challenges I experienced due to a major car accident, as well as loved ones becoming ill with immunological challenges and turning to me for guidance, I became even more determined to understand the root causes of dis-ease states and how to balance the body again. There is no schooling on earth that can compare to one’s own internal quest to truly understand foundational health in order to guide those who turn to you for help to become healthy again.
Every single one of us has at least one area of our health that needs extra attention in order to have a better life. We owe it to ourselves to strive for a life where we feel healthy in our minds and bodies and joyful in our spirits. Your journey should begin right now and continue through old age.