How do I contact you?

Please feel free to contact me any time by going to this page and writing your message or question.

How do I make an appointment?

You can purchase an individual session or package by clicking here.  After I receive your payment, I will contact you to schedule our time together.

How do I pay? Can I do it online?

Fees are due in advance for individual sessions or session packages. Payment may be made by cash, credit card or check, and are non-refundable. Individual sessions may also be paid for at the time of the session. You can purchase a session or package by clicking here.

How long are your sessions?

My Zoom sessions are 60 minutes long.

Can I get a discount for buying a set of sessions in advance?

Because regularly scheduled sessions can greatly enhance and support healing and growth, I offer a discount when three or more sessions are paid in advance. These fees are nonrefundable. The sessions do not all need to be scheduled in advance. Session packages purchased in advance may be used anytime up to a maximum of three months from the date of purchase.

Currently, I am offering a package of three 60-minute sessions for 15% off, or $153.  Sessions thereafter are $60 for one hour.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you need to change your appointment please give me as much notice as possible, and we will reschedule at a mutually agreed upon time. I require a minimum of 24 hours’ notice by email or phone to reschedule or cancel a session. For sessions not cancelled or rescheduled in this time frame, you will be responsible for payment of the session. In case of an emergency – serious illness, injury, death in the family or other catastrophic event, please feel free to contact me to re-schedule or otherwise discuss continuing our work together. Although true emergencies are rare, I realize they do come up. I am flexible in a true emergency.

Do you take insurance?

Unfortunately, I am not able to take insurance at this time.

Do you do sessions on the phone or on Zoom?

Yes, I often work with clients on Zoom, which has been very effective.

What is Energy Healing?

Energy Healing is a term that describes a range of healing modalities, based on the idea that we have various subtle energy channels that flow through and around our bodies. The flow of these energies is essential to our health. As we live our lives, these energy channels become blocked, which can then cause pain and disease. Energy healing modalities can help to maintain the healthy flow of these energies in our bodies.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a hands-on energy healing method from the Japanese tradition that uses light and gentle touch to open and shift the body’s energy blockages and restore its natural balance and flow. This gentle and deceptively powerful healing modality promotes relaxation, helps to release stress, tension and pain, and encourages emotional release and balance. It was founded by Dr. Mikao Usui (1865-1926). See this article for more.

What is Sound Healing?

Sound Healing uses the power of sound and vibration to bring balance and health to one’s body, mind, spirit and emotions. Sound healers use a variety of methods, instruments and recordings to bring healing vibration or music to a client.

What is Sound?

Sound is a waveform generated by a vibrating source, that moves through a medium such as air or water. Sound waves vibrate at a certain rate. This is known as its “frequency.”

What is Frequency?

Frequency is the rate at which a sound wave vibrates. Sound is rhythmic and comes in the form of waves, which are measured in cycles per second, or hertz.” This is its frequency.

What is Resonance?

Resonance is the frequency at which an object most naturally wants to vibrate. It also refers to the idea that we can “resonate with” someone or something… that is, on some level we are vibrating at the same rate, we feel or believe or sense something the same way as another. Or it refers to two objects vibrating at the same rate.

What is Entrainment?

Entrainment is an aspect of resonance. It says that when you bring an object vibrating at a particular frequency close to an object vibrating at a different frequency, eventually one object (the less powerful vibration) will start to vibrate at the same rate as the more powerful one. “Entrainment is the tendency for two oscillating bodies to lock into phase so that they vibrate in harmony. A synchronization of two or more rhythmic cycles.”

What is Chant?

Chant is the practice of vocalizing or “intoning” on a single note or a limited range of notes, or a series of syllables. Chant has been used through the ages in various spiritual and religious traditions.

Do I need to have a good voice or be a singer to do a chant practice?

Doing voice work is not related to being a singer or having a good voice. Anyone with a desire to explore his or her voice can use the practices I teach for healing and self-awareness. Many people have a history of being told in school not to sing because they were thought to have a “tin ear” or a bad voice. Much of my vocal work is about freeing up our resistance to vocalizing for the purpose of flow and balance.

What is Toning?

Toning is the sounding of any long tone for health. Don Campbell, a pioneer in the field of sound healing, called it “extended breath and sound on one tone”. It’s also been called vocal sounding of the breath, no matter the quality. It’s an ancient healing method that’s been long used to resonate various parts of our bodies and bring them into balance. When toning, we sound long tones on various vowels and pitches.

What is Mantra?

Mantras are energy-based sounds, from the Vedic tradition, that have no translation and are not prayer. A mantra is made up of a combination of sacred syllables which have spiritual energy. Each has a specific purpose. Mantras are composed of Sanskrit letters (called bijas or seed sounds) which correspond to certain petals or spokes of the chakras in the subtle body. Mantra repetition quiets the active mind and helps strengthen it. While they don’t have literal translations, they do have energetic associations when sounded, vibratory power.

What are Bija Mantras (or Seed Sounds)?

Bija mantras come from Sanskrit, and are also known as “seed syllables.” They don’t have meaning or any specific translation. Their purpose is to emit the power and energy of their sound. A bija can be a syllable within a longer mantra structure, or can be chanted on their own. There are bijas associated with each chakra in the body. Bija mantras, when sounded, stimulate or “light up” the chakra centers they’re associated with.

I’ve heard so much about chanting “OM.” Can you tell me about it?

OM is considered the primordial sound of the Universe in Hinduism, Buddhism and other ancient Eastern spiritual traditions. It starts all longer mantras, and is said to have always been here, was not created. OM is considered a Universal sound, the ever-present sound. OM is made up of AH + OO + M. Sometimes written and pronounced as AUM (ah-ohm). It comes from an ancient text called the Mandukya Upanishad (one of the Vedic texts). This mantra is said to take us beyond suffering, release tension and bring peace. It represents that which lies beyond past, present and future.

What are the Chakras?

Chakras are subtle energy centers in your body. The word “chakra” comes from Sanskrit and translates to “wheel” or “circle.” The chakra system originated in India, and came from a set of ancient sacred texts called the Vedas, dating as far back as 1500 BC.

While there are said to be many of them in your body, there are seven main chakras located along the spinal column, starting from the base of the spine, up to the top of your head. Each of the lower five chakras is associated with one of the Ayurvedic five elements – earth, water, fire, air and ether. Each of these seven has its own particular color, light and specific number of petals or segments around its center. And each vibrates at the frequency associated with its particular color. These chakra energy centers are said to swirl and vibrate, and they are a bridge between consciousness and the gross body. The chakras are directly associated with our physical, mental and emotional health. An imbalance or block in the energy within or around a chakra can result in health issues.

What are the Vedas?

The Vedas are a collection of sacred texts, written in archaic Sanskrit by Indo-European-speaking peoples who lived lived in Northwest India from about 1500 to 1200 BCE. “Veda” means “knowledge” in Sanskrit.

What is Vedic Religion?

According to Brittanica.com, Vedic Religion, which is also called Vedism, is the religion of the ancient Indo-European-speaking peoples who entered India about 1500 BCE from the region of present-day Iran. It takes its name from the collections of sacred texts known as the Vedas. Vedism is the oldest stratum of religious activity for which there exist written materials. It was one of the major traditions that shaped Hinduism.

What is Nada Yoga?

Nada Yoga is one of the several types of yoga. It’s an ancient metaphysical and healing system that’s based on the premise that everything that exists in the Universe is sound and vibration; that it’s sound energy in motion that makes up the Universe, the cosmos.

What does “transformation” mean?

The online Cambridge English Dictionary says that “transformation” is ​”a complete change in the appearance or character of something or someone, especially so that that thing or person is improved.”

One of the goals of my healing work is to enable clients to bring significant healing and change to the way they live their lives. This results in greater peace, joy, health and flow, and affects all aspects of their lives. When we work on the physical, emotional, energetic, mental and spiritual levels, this kind of change is more significant, whole and complete.