I offer a private practice in which I listen to the goals and needs of a person as we discuss the effects of stress, changes and challenges to the health of a person with resultant recommendations for a step by step use of complementary approaches to promote well-being in all areas of their life.
I approach each person from a holistic perspective, offering a deeper understanding into how life impacts the physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, relational, vocational and environmental aspects of ourselves. Recommendations are made in which to optimize well-being in all these aspects of your life as we create a specific plan of caring for yourself. I can work in conjunction with your primary physician to complement your current plan of care as well as make referrals to a team of qualified practitioners who can help you achieve your goals. My recommendations are in no way meant to replace your current medical care but to complement your care in order to achieve a higher level of health.
People often seek my work after they have tried other avenues and have not found the level of health they are seeking. Sometimes, individuals visit to find out why they are not feeling well when all their lab and traditional diagnostic studies are normal. You can self-refer or often physicians or other healthcare practitioners can refer clients to me to help identify imbalances and make suggestions as to the assessment and treatment of specific conditions. We can create a very conscious team of support to help you meet your highest goals.
It is preferred that people visit my office for at least an initial 2 hour consultation so I can listen to your background, life story, how it has effected you, and evaluate your current needs and goals. I listen for themes which help guide me to a complement of modalities which can help create a special plan of care for you. For those seeking insights into their physical well- being, I offer a computerized assessment of all the major systems of the body to include connective tissue and the cellular level of health (Meridian Stress Assessment /MSA).
We make a step by step plan which you can follow to help assess, build, cleanse, detox and energize your body as well as create a pathway specific for your maximum energy and health. Follow up visits are scheduled as needed and are generally one hour long. Phone consultations are also available.
All Consultations are $70/hr (cash,check or credit card)
Individualized Plans for Self Care includes:
- Women’s Health
- Men’s Health
- Children’s Health
- Longevity and Healthy Aging
- Positive Esteem Building
- Sports Optimization and Endurance
Integrative Assessment and Approaches are Available for the Following:
- Stress and anxiety
- Chronic Pain
- Chronic Fatigue
- Low Energy
- Building the Immune System
- Digestive Issues/Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Neurological Issues to include Parkinsons, MS, Autism
- Attention and Focusing
- Body Balancing
I welcome those who are seeking to enhance their current level of health and are open to investigating ways in which to to feel better and be happier.
Involved in the development of education, research and practice models of complementary health since 1981, I have worked independently and in collaboration with individuals, communities, schools, churches, corporations, physicians and multidisciplinary healthcare teams to integrate complementary therapies into best practice for the assessment, care of imbalances and the nurturing of optimal well being for those we serve.
My experience includes:
*Collaborating in the creation of The Center for Alternative Medicine in Charleston, West Virginia and coordinated operations, budget, programs, staffing and the spectrum of care offered by an interdisciplinary group of staff and practitioners. Provided holistic assessment of all new patients and created disease-specific clinical pathways which included complementary practices yielding new models of health care.
* Serving as Interim Executive Director for the The American Holistic Nurses’ Association, Flagstaff Arizona from 1998-1999 in which I reorganized corporate structure, budget, conference dynamics and provided strategic planning and organizational development for organizational viability. Coordinated national headquarters and day to day operations, working closely with education, mentoring, research and practice initiatives.
*Partnering with Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio in strategic planning for the future of healthcare. As a Healthcare Forum Fellow and mentored by Leland Kaiser, I helped to initiate“Healthy Community 2000” and designed the “Parish Nurse Outreach Program” for Columbus. Created the series “Caregiver as an Instrument of Healing” for professional staff and created the interdisciplinary team dynamics and systemic integration of the “Pain, Comfort and Healing Initiative” at Riverside which was presented as a national model. Coordinated and led the curriculum design team for K-12 which incorporated whole person well being into the New Albany School Systems. Co-created the “WorkHealth” program for corporate health for US Health Corporation.
*Serving as an adviser to universities in strategically planning the interface of integrative health in program development for professionals and the creation of centers for integrative medicine.
*Advising individual practitioners in creating evidence based pathways to disease which include a complement of approaches and integration of world wide models of best practice. Helping physicians to create a business plan which incorporates integrative approaches for their practice.
A resume and list of publications and presentations are available upon request.