MEET YOUR THERAPIST
Intuitive Counselor, Reiki Master, Holistic Healer
Congratulations! If you're reading this, that means you are taking the first step in taking control of your health!
When I was 23, I was diagnosed with a heart condition known as Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT) which is an arrhythmia that causes my heart to speed up out of control. While I try to avoid activities and foods that cause the palpitations, sometimes I randomly go into an SVT. As a former coffee addict and someone who has always been active - I was a dancer, cheerleader, and a fire fighter (talk about strenuous!) - having SVT was a hard pill to swallow.
When I was diagnosed with SVT, I was told that my best option would be a surgical procedure called a cardiac catheter ablation; however, being just 23 years old I was reluctant to burn off parts of my heart, so I went about a year and a half before deciding to undergo the surgery. During the long healing process after my surgery, I was introduced to various holistic healing approaches.
It took some time, but eventually I learned the best way to balance my active lifestyle and feed my caffeine addiction (thank you, tea) without fear of having an episode. It was through my own healing process that I discovered the power of holistic healing. I made a conscious effort to rework my lifestyle to adapt to my body's needs. It is because of my firsthand experience, that I decided to become a Certified Nutritional Therapist and Reiki Master.
I turned my condition into a mission to help others heal!
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation - that also promotes healing - using a spiritually guided life force energy. At first, I was very reluctant and didn't really see how it could possibly work, but it exceeded all of my expectations! Reiki played an essential role in my physical and mental healing. At the suggestion of my spiritual advisor and mentor, I underwent a Reiki attunement and became a Certified Reiki Master. It has been proven that Reiki is effective at aiding in the healing of various ailments and can work in conjunction with other therapeutic techniques.
Through my own healing journey, I became more in-tune with my spiritual side; a piece of my identity that I had shut off for many years. As a young child, I was able to communicate with spirit, but as I got older, I became afraid of my gifts. Seeing "ghosts" in the dark started to frighten me so I willed it to stop - it did. As the years progressed, I ignored a big part of my intuitive side. I had many mediums tell me that I should be doing readings for people, but it wasn't until I allowed Reiki into my life that I decided to embrace my gifts rather than fear them.
That one decision opened the flood gates and I began to embrace my abilities as a medium, empath, and intuitive, allowing myself to communicate with spirit, guides, and angels. I now use my gifts in conjunction with Reiki to help guide my clients on their journeys during this lifetime.
I am also the owner of Tea Nation where we make handcrafted organic wellness teas. You can learn more about it by visiting www.TeaNationUSA.com
Additionally, I am the co-owner of Wildcrafters Tea & Kava Bar in the Riverside neighborhood of Jacksonville.
I started my businesses so that I can help other people take control of their health and well-being. I look forward to going on this journey with you!