A retired professional cellist and music teacher, I received the Bachelor of Music degree in cello performance from Philadelphia Musical Academy (University of the Arts).
Lifelong challenges with stress and related health problems moved me to complete additional training in sound therapy, applied psychology and counseling, Usui reiki, shamanic reiki, crystal therapy, aromatherapy, tapping, and energy medicine.
From 2012 to 2019 I had a successful private practice as a holistic practitioner, teacher, and consultant, traveling between Philadelphia, Hamburg, and other parts of Pennsylvania.
I still teach occasional adult community classes in stress management, sound therapy fundamentals, chakra balancing, and beginner-to-master-teacher levels of Reiki.
Ordained by the Universal Ministries School of Theology in spiritual healing ministry (PhD.SH), I am certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners as a Holistic Healer. I am a member of the International Association of Reiki Professionals (IARP), and for several years I was certified by Lana Ryder to teach her course ReikiSound™. I was also certified in neuro-linguistic programming, cognitive behavioral therapy, and life coaching.
I have presented workshops on Reiki, sound therapy, and holistic stress management techniques for national and local professional conferences such as the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference and the Association for Humanistic Counseling among others; adult education programs such as Mt. Airy Learning Tree; and hospice volunteers.