I am a classically-trained Five-Element Acupuncturist, licensed in the state of Colorado, and board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). I received my Five-Element Acupuncture training at the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture (ITEA) in Louisville, CO.


I have always been a lover of nature. Having grown up in rural Midwestern America, I have fond memories of playing in the woods and by the banks of the Mississippi rive. The trees in my grandparent’s yard always held such might and mystery for me. I remember the helicopter-like samaras falling from the maple tree out front and the first time I saw the shell of a locust on the giant oak I loved to climb. I remember picking apples fresh from the limbs and the time we found the baby birds inside the willow tree. I carried this love of nature with me when I decided to leave the career path of becoming a Meeting Planner to volunteer for an AmeriCorps program in the San Bernadino National Forrest. This experience led me to more time in the woods and inspired me to pursue work in the world of Wilderness Therapy in North Carolina. I now have over 6 years of experience working with young adults in either a wilderness or residential setting. During this time, I have also developed a passion for being connected to the land. These experiences lend themselves graciously to my work as a five-element acupuncturist. They have brough me incredible insight into the way that nature works withing each of us and have taught me how to meet people where they are. I specialize in working with people with emotional or mental distress. Typically this distress is accompanied by bodily symptoms as well, and when treating the underlying cause of a person’s imbalance, all symptoms begin to fade away.

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