Clients come to me because they’re ready for a change. They’re ready to be free from the burden of chronic pain, however it may manifest. They’re ready for freedom from feelings of depression, anxiety and addictions that may have been chasing them for their entire life. My clients want to heal. They are committed to themselves, understanding that there is no magic bullet for healing. They trust their innate wisdom telling them that what they have been doing is no longer working, and that it’s time to do the work to release the discomfort they have been feeling for years.
I began my career in mental health over 25 years ago, and have been studying and working with the effects of the emotions on the body for the past 20 years. For the past eleven years I have worked in differing capacities in various collaborative healthcare settings, including my private practice, different addiction treatment centers, Banner Medical Center, and the Mayo Clinic here in Phoenix, Arizona.
In 2009, I completed two Master’s Degrees at the TAI Sophia Institute in Maryland. I received my Doctorate in Acupuncture from Pacific College of Health and Science in 2020, and as a result have been asked to collaborate and/or edit several professional papers on the use of acupuncture in evidence-based clinical trials.
I am deeply committed to deepening my own personal and professional awareness so that I can be of even greater service to the world around me. I continue to study the somatic experience of emotions, and am engaged with the beautiful work of Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication (also referred to as Compassionate Communication). My work is also steeped in the teachings of Dr. Gabor Maté and the transformational work of Compassionate Inquiry®. My training also includes completion of programs in Psych-K with Dr. Bruce Lipton, along with various trauma certification programs at the Arizona Trauma Institute.
As you can surmise, an acupuncture session is never just an acupuncture session. It’s about a holistic approach to healing that includes flower essences, herbal and homeopathic remedies, essential oils, nutritional consulting and so much more.