Energy Psychology“Energy psychology is a mind-body approach to understanding and improving human functioning.  (It) focuses on the relationship between bioenergy systems, neuro- and electro-physiological processes, and mental functions involving thoughts, emotions, sensations, and behavior.

“By working with the whole body-mind system, energy psychology facilitates rapid positive change and optimal psychotherapeutic outcomes, and is aligned with the latest findings from neuroscience and traumatology.”  — Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology

Energy psychology is practiced in the form of acupuncture, EFT (Tapping), Johrei, Qi Gong, Reiki, Tapas Accupressure Technique (TAT), Thought Field Therapy (TFT), and other modalities.

EFT (Tapping)

I work with EFT, a simple, extraordinarily effective combination of accupressure and psycho-emotional techniques that can result in life-changing energy shifts. Using your fingertips, you’ll “tap” on specific energy meridians—the same meridians used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years—while we work together on the issue you’ve brought to our session.

We will “tap” in session and you’ll also learn to tap on your own—giving you the ability to start working with issues on the spot rather than waiting for your next appointment. EFT can be used to “tap in” positive resources, as well, allowing you to build inner strength and self-esteem anytime.


The origin of Reiki is shrouded in mystery, but it is often claimed to be 2,000-3,000 years old. It was rediscovered in 1922 by Dr. Usui Mikao, a Buddhist monk from Japan, and later brought to the U.S. by Dorothy Takata, a Japanese-Hawaiian woman who became a Reiki master and then trained other in the 1970’s. I am a Reiki Master Therapist of this lineage.

Reiki (rei = spiritual/sacred, ki = energy) works with the life force energy within your own body to No-touch-Reikirebalance your system’s natural flow. Where energy is blocked and cannot flow correctly, you may notice emotional issues or physical limitations, which can minimize your experience of the
joy, love, and satisfaction that life has to offer.

While Reiki is often practiced as hands-on healing, it can also be done by placing hands an inch or two above the body, which is the method I use. No physical touch will be used in our sessions.

“With increasing globalization there has been a growing curiosity in psychological practice about non-western methods of dealing with disturbances within the human organism. Not based on Western rationalism, these methods do not rely on insight and understanding, but on shifting internal states of bodily experience. Energy psychology techniques and procedures can bring about remarkably rapid changes in the way people feel and move through the world.”

— Bessel A. Van Der Kolk, MD, Medical Director, The Trauma Center, Brookline, MA
Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine (2005)