Holistic Services

Holistic services are only available to those clients interested and is not a normal part of a therapy or counseling session. The interest must be expressed by the client in order for a conversation to take place about these particular services, as they are specialized and not a part of the traditional therapeutic relationship.

I have been interested in the body, mind, spirit, and soul connection for many years now. As a therapist with a strong belief in the psychospiritual causation of illness (how our emotions and thoughts may correlate with physical challenges in our bodies), I include various healing opportunities to those clients who may find this helpful and informative. We cannot separate our body from our personal energy system. Accordingly, if our energy system is healthy and balanced, our lives will be experienced in a more healthy, balanced, and productive way. When our energy is out of balance, we may feel overwhelmed, confused, unhealthy, and reactive. Many of my clients find it beneficial to integrate some energy sessions into their talk therapy. Education and instruction is provided in order for them to understand how to keep their energy balanced on their own after their session and to understand how they become unbalanced and what may trigger that state.

I have been an Usui Reiki and Karuna Reiki® practitioner and trainer since 1998, and am a registered teacher with the International Center for Reiki Training. I am also a graduate of the Institute of Healing Arts and Sciences (IHAS, 2001) as a Certified Spiritual Healer, where I also served as a trainer for three years (2004-2007). I also teach classes on personal energy management (See Classes and Trainings section).

Reiki is a nearly-mainstream, international energy modality that is being offered at over 900 hospitals in the United States alone. The highest percentage of my students are physical and mental health professions - doctors, nurses, physical therapists, massage therapists, psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers, and more. I have trained a scientist who worked for NASA as well as working on Sputnik. I have also trained many nuns, as well as many other individuals in various walks of life. Reiki training can be dedicated to working on self only, or working with others in an informal or formal capacity.

I offer private Reiki and various other types of healing sessions, as well as private or group Reiki trainings. See below for various sessions and classes offered. Classes are set up based on the availability in our calendars.

Time is factored into each healing session for questions and discussion, as well as impressions I receive during the healing. I offer suggestions for greater energetic health that you can maintain on your own.

Reiki and other healing sessions are not covered by insurance and are provided at a rate of $130 per hour.

Healing Sessions

  • Reiki Sessions
  • Whole Body Chakra Balancing
  • Past Life Healing (this includes a regression, but not through hypnosis)
  • Hara Line Healing (connection with your individual life path)
  • Spinal Cleansing and Energizing
  • Chakra Reconstruction
  • Chakra Braided Nest® - This is a healing that I created in January of 2010. It works on alignment of the back chakras.



Reiki is a hands-on healing technique that is being utilized in private homes, health care facilities, and hospitals throughout the world. By applying energy to various parts of the body, the individual’s energetic system is enhanced, thereby bringing greater overall health to the entire individual. Many individuals are becoming Reiki practitioners in order to take their personal health to the next level. By being the strongest partner in your private health care team, you can work on your own energy system and corresponding body structures on a daily or weekly basis.

From a psychospiritual perspective, the energy bands around our bodies govern various organs and systems. Accordingly, when a particular energy band is strengthened, so are the corresponding body parts.

Reiki training is done at my home and also at various locations around Connecticut.


Usui Reiki (Usui Shiki Ryoho) is the most mainstream system of Reiki in the world. It is a strong and thorough system that provides the individual with the energetic connection to work on him or herself as well as others, animals, plants, etc. Reiki is also used to send positive healing energy to circumstances, locations, thoughts, and behaviors.

Reiki I Certification Class (5-6 hour training) - $150

The first level of Reiki training includes a full discussion of the history of Reiki, what it is and is not, what it can and cannot do, a meditation around Connecting with Your Reiki Master Guide, attunement to the Reiki energy source and three of the sacred symbols, scanning, discussion of the energetic purging process, instruction for hand placements for self and others, and practice time. Materials and certificate are provided.
Private dates at my home set up individually.

Reiki II Certification Class (5-6 hour training) - $200

Prerequisite: Reiki I certification. The second level of Reiki enhances the energy flow over Reiki I by approximately four times. This class includes a study of the first three sacred symbols, a meditation around Meeting Your Shadow Self, constructing a crystal Reiki grid, steps for a formal long distance healing, beaming, and practice time. Materials and certificate are provided.
Private dates at my home set up individually.

Reiki III – Master Certification Class (5-6 hour training) - $250

Prerequisite: Reiki II certification. The third level of Reiki enhances the energy flow over Reiki II. This class includes the study of personal mastery as defined by the individual, discussion of conflict resolution, how to choose positive life experiences, how to assess your life components on a needs scale, a Past Life Regression meditation, introduction and attunement to three more sacred symbols, attunement to the Reiki energy source, how to conduct a self attunement, and psychic surgery. Materials and certificate are provided.
Private dates at my home set up individually.

Usui Master Teacher - $350 includes 5-6 hour training followed by 6-month apprenticeship

When a student feels called to be a teacher, the first step is the private class where they learn how to conduct a Reiki class and how to perform attunements. The student will then practice extensively. The student is then invited to come to as many of my classes as they would like to attend – both as an observer and then as a teaching apprentice. The student must assist at teaching at least one of each level before they are ready to teach on their own. The section they would like to teach is chosen by the student.
EMail me for registration info

Current training schedule if you prefer a group experience:

Manchester Community College 2020 - these classes have been canceled due to the Covid 19 outbreak. Please contact me if you are interested and I will contact you when these group classes are rescheduled.


The student must be an Usui Master to begin Karuna studies. This system of Reiki is stronger and more specific than the Usui system. Composed of 8 different symbols, each one has 4-5 different usages. There are two levels in the Karuna Reiki® system, which was founded by William Rand of the International Center for Reiki Training. These levels of Practitioner I and Practitioner II are taught together in a 10-hour class. This is an advanced studies course during which students are attuned to 8 additional Reiki symbols, 4 in each level. Comprehensive manuals are provided and a two-week break is created between levels within which to assimilate the new vibrations. This Reiki system functions at a very deep level and addresses specific healing issues such as addictions, abuse, relationships, lower self, negative behaviors and patterns, as well as the development of higher intuition, manifestation, prioritization and focus. This system is meant to complement, not replace, Usui Reiki.

Karuna Reiki® I and II (10 hour training) - offered at MCC or privately

The two practitioner levels of Reiki are taught together, two weeks apart. The teachings are very specific and a manual created by William Rand is part of the class, as well as a Certificate from the International Center for Reiki Training.
Held privately at any time

Karuna Reiki® Teacher

Private training only - $300 includes 10 hour training followed by apprenticeship opportunity

The teacher level is taught in two sessions. The timing between sessions is only dependent on calendar synchronicity. The teachings are very specific and a manual created by William Rand is part of the class, as well as a Certificate from and registration with the International Center for Reiki Training. I am a registered trainer with the International Center for Reiki Training.


As the Editor/Publisher of the Door Opener Magazine, I also present Soul Light Expos throughout the State. There have been 14 Expos presented to date, with the next one (a mini-expo) on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at Farmington Gardens in Farmington, CT. Soul Light Expos are a collection of vendors around the topics of spirituality and holistic health. If this is of interest, find more information on my Soul Light Expo webpage - http://dooropenermagazine.com/soul-light-expo

I also co-produce the Greater Vernon Holistic Healthfest, a two-day expo featuring over 90 vendors. Our last one was cancelled due to the pandemic and we are currently considering going forward in the Spring of 2022.

I also assist with the Vernon Seniorhood Fair featuring resources for our more mature citizens of CT. That was also cancelled due to the pandemic. We will see if this is to be rescheduled.