'Let's work together to understand if you really need another pill or if an individualized program could be the remedy!'
Consider your last visit with your health provider; your physician, physician's assistant or nurse practitioner. How long was your visit? What did you discuss? Did you leave feeling like you were able to tell your story in the 15 to 45 minutes you spent? What I know is that there simply isn't enough time to share all the reasons you feel pain, anxious, can't sleep, feel tired or disengaged with life, have stomach upset or feel sad.
I have dedicated my adult life to working with humans during their most vulnerable times of life as a nurse and work as an NP with the hospice population now. Because of my work with all kinds of people holding different perspectives, education, evolutionary awareness, cultural backgrounds and practices, belief systems, moral standings, life experiences, and conditions, I have grown as a person and as a professional. I would even say this work has evolved me into a more humane human being; more keenly aware of our human frailties. It is because of this awareness that I focus my practice on assessing the root causes of symptoms and optimizing our innate capacities to heal as naturally as possible.
My interest is in you and how I can support you in building resilience, optimal health and well-being. I look forward to taking the journey with you...
I am the founder and creator of the Seek Wellbeing® Wellness Practice. I have spent countless hours studying the body/mind connection and the impact of stress and our internal/external responses. I focus on what the body does naturally and work with its innate capacity to heal and experience well-being by applying an integrative and functional approach to accomplishing goals set in partnership with my clients. I am an accomplished clinical practitioner with over 20 years of patient interaction in sick care settings.
I earned my Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree focusing on Integrative Health and Healing from the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing, at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, and expanded my practice to include diagnosis, treatment and prescriptive authority by completing my Post-Masters Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certification from Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health Professions in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; I am licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia State Board of Nursing and am board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Licensed in all 50 states and 30 countries by the Pastoral Medical Association (PMA) to support all who value and prioritize their health, who believe in freedom of choice when it comes to health, and who are seeking natural means for restoring and building physical, mental and spiritual well-being; I use the full scope of my knowledge and experience. My training in functional medicine is supported by the principles set by the Institute for Functional Medicine. Through this additional knowledge, I apply systematic approaches to nutrient, neurotransmitter and hormonal imbalance and genetic variations using specialized testing. My intention is to identify root causes of your dis-ease (like fatigue, sadness, anxiety, sleep disturbance, gut issues, and more) and chronic disease manifestation to put you on the road to restoring your body's innate capabilities to heal.
My unique skill set positions me to consider all aspects of the human condition for my clients using a variety of non-pharmacological approaches to eliminating symptoms like; pain, nausea, sleep difficulties, and mild/moderate depression and anxiety to name a few. Once the root cause of those symptoms have been investigated and discovered, we plan! Depending on my client's interest in essential oils, energy therapies etc., I have positioned myself with advanced knowledge in the healing arts as acertified clinical aromatherapy practitioner, trained in Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki level II, acupressure, healing imagery, breathwork, and other healing techniques.
I partner with clients in using evidenced assessment, screening, diagnostic tools, and deep listening skills to determine the most appropriate actions and applications of lifestyle, nutritional changes, and/or non-pharmacological options to heal and feel better. This is considered a multi-modal approach to care.
Simply put, I use the full breath of my expertise to position my clients to re-center their efforts on restoring well-being, building resilience, and healing the residues of trauma; which prevent so many human beings from experiencing joy.