I am certified as a Reiki Practitioner/Healer in the traditions of Usui Reiki and Jikiden Reiki, and I am also certified as a Hospital Reiki Practitioner. I offer Reiki Healing Sessions at my home studio, at clients' homes, in hospitals, at hospice, etc. Additionally, I am a Usui Reiki Master Teacher who teaches classes in Usui Reiki and I'm ready and willing to provide Reiki demonstrations/presentations and mini-Reiki Healing Sessions for the public, for clubs, for groups of friends, for parties, for businesses ... thus, in a variety of venues. I took my first Reiki Class in 2001 and I've been practicing this wonderful gentle healing art ever since. Along with taking a variety of Reiki and Healing workshops over the years, I've completed the following classes in Reiki: Usui Reiki I, Usui Reiki II, Usui Reiki III/Advanced Healing Techniques, Usui Reiki Master Teacher, Jikiden Reiki: Shoden, Jikiden Reiki: Okuden. Additionally, as a Hospital Reiki Practitioner I've provided Reiki Sessions to patients (inpatients, outpatients, ICU patients, etc.) along with their visitors and family members and, also, hospital staff.
My Usui Reiki Lineage is available upon request.
I am currently happily retired after working for 31+ years as a full-time speech/language therapist in local public schools. The last 11 or so years of my tenure were primarily spent in a middle school setting. Among the things I miss at school: the stimulating yet challenging work, my colleagues, and, of course, the students ~
yes, believe it or not, I do actually miss middle-schoolers!
I love ~ and always will love ~ working with kids, no matter what their ages.
Interestingly to me though, over the years I've come to discover that I love working and being with people of all ages, not just kids. Although I welcome ~ and I still do dabble in ~ occasional part-time work as a speech/language therapist and reading tutor,
I have not regretted my decision to retire from my full-time role in the schools.
Reiki became part of my life in 2001. At first it played a quiet, personal role and I accessed it to offer healing to myself and to family, pets, and friends on a very limited basis. However, as school retirement began to loom I made the decision to allow Reiki to play a larger and much more meaningful role in my life. I promised myself that upon retirement I would purchase a Reiki (massage) table and, also, become a Reiki Master Teacher, thus enabling me to teach this gentle healing art to others as well as inspiring me to more actively offer Reiki healing sessions to people, to animals, etc. Well, I did indeed keep my promises to myself. I became certified as a Reiki Master Teacher in 2012 and I began to volunteer at a Reiki Clinic. Then I fulfilled my second promise by purchasing a Reiki table. Not long after that I began to offer healing sessions, clinics, shares, and classes at my home studio which is located in Malden, Massachusetts. And I've been a Reiki Volunteer at
Brigham & Women's Hospital
and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,
both located in Boston.
And, as mentioned above, at the hospitals I've provided Reiki Healing Sessions to
inpatients, outpatients, patients in the ICU,
professional staff, and patients' family members and guests!
I love offering Reiki to others and to myself.
I love the warm, calming, comforting, relaxing feelings
that come over me whenever I receive Reiki
(either from other Reiki Practitioners or during a Self-Reiki Session)
and I feel gratified knowing that others might feel similarly
during their Reiki Healing Sessions.
Furthermore, I feel beyond thankful that I was guided to Reiki,
that I've been trained to provide Reiki,
and, also, that I've been certified to teach others to become
Lastly, the more I provide Reiki ~
whether to clients at my home studio or elsewhere
(at the hospital or at military or other events) ~
the more humbled I feel.
When I first walk into a hospital patient's room and introduce myself,
the following phrase often drifts into my mind ...
"There, but for the grace of G-d, go I."
I've come to understand that each patient (each client) and I are
inextricably linked even though in most cases
we've never met each other before that moment.
But for the grace of G-d,
I could be the one in that bed and, with each session, I find myself
increasingly humbled by this
Those who receive Reiki are so appreciative of the service I'm offering and yet
I'm ever thankful that they allow me to provide
this service to them.
Good feelings all 'round ...
I look forward to continuing to share this gentle, healing art with others.
This feels very right for me.
My professional affiliations (associations, certifications, licensure, volunteering experience, etc.) are as follows:
International Association of Reiki Professionals
Jikiden Reiki Association
Reiki Healing Association
Malden Chamber of Commerce (Malden, Massachusetts)
Certified as TOP PRO by Thumbtack
(2017, 2018, 2019)
Reiki Volunteer at Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Reiki Volunteer at Beth Israel Medical Center, Boston, MA
Reiki Volunteer with "Project New Hope"
(a military veterans' program)
Reiki Volunteer with "There and Back Again"
(a military veterans' program)
Certified by American Speech, Language, Hearing Association (ASHA)
as a Speech-Language Pathologist (Retired)
Massachusetts Speech, Language, Hearing Association (MSHA)
Asperger's Association of New England (AANE)
Licensed by the State of Massachusetts
as a Teacher of Speech/Language/Hearing Disorders
Malden Education Association
Massachusetts Teachers Association
National Education Association