I am an Iowa City native and earned both my B.A. and M.A. in Education at the University of Iowa. My husband Phil and I live in Iowa City with our two cats. We have a grown son.
I taught special education in the Iowa City Community School District from 1998-2007 and have a current Iowa K-6 Master Educator license. I have advanced training in educational and behavioral assessment, goal setting, interventions and progress monitoring. As well, my use of Functional Behavioral Assessment of challenging and sometimes destructive student behaviors identified factors keeping negative behaviors and patterns in place.
I bring to my energy therapy and healing work my background in working with unwanted behaviors and patterns, thus the name for my practice “Supportive Energy Healing.” By combining proven educational methods with energy therapy, my clients develop an understanding of what has kept them stuck, unbalanced and unable to move ahead. The support I provide enables clients to move their lives in healthy and balanced directions.
My Healing Touch training and certification are through Healing Touch International, Inc. My Healing Touch International mentor is Laura Hart, RN, MEd, PhD, CHTP/I.
My HTI teachers were:
- Maggie Freel, RN, MEd, CHTP/I, HN-BC
- Lori Wyzykowski, AD, RN, CHTP/I
- Lisa Anselme, RN, BLS, CHTP/I, HN-BC
- Carol Ann Flack, LMT, CHTP/I, RM
I am also a Reiki II Practitioner and have done additional coursework in the Six Healing Sounds, Quantum-Touch and the Subtle Body Training Course.
My interests include writing poetry, hiking, swimming, nutrition, time with my family, including a weekly Scrabble contest with my husband Phil and mother Mary.