I never thought of myself as an empath or particularly psychic, just a sensitive person who wanted to help and to heal people. I graduated from New York University with a degree in Postcolonial Studies. Using a social justice lens, I studied how peoples’ understanding of their own identities can be deeply impacted by external forces–not just on the individual level, but on cultural and institutional levels as well. I worked in adult literacy programs and in refugee aid, helping people to find their own power and to create the lives they truly wanted.
My path took a detour when my son was born with severe medical and intellectual challenges. In time, I have been able to leverage our experience to help other families navigate the many difficult roads of the “special needs” life. Part of this journey has been necessary exploration of how to give attention to my own needs, separate from the giving roles of Mother/Wife/Caregiver.
This search led me to my first Psychic Meditation. The Clairvoyant Trainings opened up a way of seeing and being in the world that resonated with me on the deepest levels. With this awareness of energy, I learned to heal myself, to grow and create in ways I could not have imagined. Working with energy has had tremendously positive impact on all aspects of my life, but has been particularly magical in the day-to-day with my husband and children.
I love giving readings and feel honored to be able to give a “spiritual hello” or an Astral Healing. I continue to participate as teaching assistant in Clairvoyant Training classes and Student Reading Labs at Portland Psychic School.