I have been a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner and Instructor since 1994 and am licensed to practice psychotherapy in the state of Virginia.

Highlights of my professional and work experience include:

  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, BC by American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • National Institutes of Health, Inova Health System, Fairfax Falls Church Community Services Board

In private practice since 1987, I have been actively learning ways to tap into other related areas that I can share with my clients and students. I have 22 years of experience as healing touch practitioner and instructor and 40 years of experience as a certified psychiatric nurse and psychotherapist in private and public practice. Additionally, I am a national speaker on Alternative and Traditional Topics on radio, TV and conferences.

I reside in the Northern Virginia area, having grown up in Europe as a child. Married and mother of one son and grandmother of one grandchild. In my spare time, I enjoy nature, gardening and singing. 

My Education

  • Healing Touch Program 1991-1995
  • American Hypnosis Training Academy 1992
  • Family Therapy Catholic University 1983
  • MSN with Honors George Mason University 1982
  • BSN with honors George Mason University 1977
  • Advanced Pharmacology course, University of Washington 2006


  • February 1996 Washingtonian Magazine "The New Medicine: Can It Help You?"
  • Noted Practitioner of Alternative Health
  • NIH Quality Award for Sustained Performance 1984
  • Quality Service Award from Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board 2013, Mental Health Excellence Award from Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board 2009 


  • Board Member of Healing Touch of Tau, Chicago, Illinois
  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association
  • Healing Touch Professional Association
  • Unity of Fairfax, Oakton, VA

My Experience

I have been practicing privately since 1987 in North Virginia and worked at Fair Oaks Family Counseling and Consultation Center, Fairfax Falls Church Community Services Board, National Institutes of Health Nursing Department.

I provide Mind-body Psychotherapy with alternative modalities including hypnosis, guided imagery, journaling, flower essences, and aromatherapy, music and voice, expressive arts -- emphasis on Self-Care, Healing Touch Therapy and instruction, Health and wellness consultation for individuals, families, groups, and corporations.

I want to help people who are dealing with traumatic events, and those who want to improve their romantic and familial relationships and thereby bring in a sense of  serenity  in their lives.