I was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1968, grew up in Ohio and Idaho, and have been living in Germany since 1990.

I see my professional path as like an American quilt. In the beginning there were many different pieces that didn’t seem to fit together but, in time, connections and patterns developed.

In my studies and trainings and by following personal interests, I collected “patches” in the areas of language and communication; self and society; body and mind; and nature and spirit. This diversity constitutes the foundation of my integral and holistic approach.

I am a German state certified massage therapist and alternative mental health practitioner and have been working with traditional and complementary methods of body and talk therapy as well as energy work for thirty years.

As an expat, I am uniquely positioned to understand and relate to the challenges of living abroad, as well as international relationships and raising children in a foreign country.

Studies, Training and Continuing Education

  • Swedish Massage
  • Connective Tissue Massage
  • Kneipp and Hydrotherapy
  • Foot Reflexology
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Reiki
  • Energy Healing
  • Shamanism
  • Rituals
  • Bach Flower Remedies
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Autogenic Training
  • Mindfulness
  • Talk Therapy (Counseling)
  • Creative Visualization
  • Dream Work
  • Solution-focused Therapy
  • Hypnotherapy

Areas of Interest

  • Geomancy (Spiritual Ecology)
  • Yoga
  • Qi Gong
  • Aikido