What if I told you that beneath all of your life experiences – your difficulties and joys, pains and sorrows – that you are already whole and complete just as you are? This is where our work begins.
Acupuncture recognizes that our bodies are inherently self-regulating and deeply connected to our minds and spirits. By honoring these connections, acupuncture acknowledges the whole person and treats not just the symptom or branch, but the root cause. I especially enjoy working with the Five Element model, which embraces our connection to seasonal rhythms to achieve health and wellbeing.
As a trauma-informed acupuncturist, I’m certified in Tao of Trauma bodywork to help gently bring your nervous system back into balance. I’m also a certified herbalist of Chinese Medicine, using medicinal plants to deepen your acupuncture treatments and bring you the relief you seek.
I have a special interest in working with patients experiencing anxiety, and have had great success with a wide variety of conditions from depression, headaches, gastrointestinal issues, insomnia and physical pain to trauma recovery, life transitions, spiritual difficulties and more. My journey to becoming an acupuncturist was directly informed by my own challenges, and I’m ready to use all tools at my disposal to help you experience your authentic self, with less mental or physical pain and with greater ease.
My education includes a Master of Acupuncture degree from Maryland University of Integrative Health and a degree in Chinese Herbal Medicine from Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts.
When I’m not in the treatment room, I recharge by spending time in the woods, practicing Tai Chi and hanging out with my sweet and rambunctious golden retriever, Sophie.