My Story

I’d always been a natural skeptic, quick to make fun of things I didn’t understand. That was until a bad car accident led me to experience less-traditional healing methods. It was then that my heart and mind were opened to other possibilities in the world than what I had experienced in my rather conventional life to date.

One day after my accident, I met a woman at a financial conference who told me she was an animal communicator. As in she talked to animals and they talked back. I had never met an animal communicator before. As an animal lover, I suddenly felt every inch of my being screaming out, I MUST LEARN THIS!


Within a week of that conference, I was enrolled in an animal communication program. Over the next two years my mind opened as my world expanded. To graduate, I was required to take several electives, one of which had to be energy work.

There were so many energy modalities out there that I was like a kid in a candy shop. I wanted to study them all. I felt inexplicably drawn. I chose a Reiki class to start and so began this journey that has become a calling.


When I felt confident in my work, I established an energy healing practice in Seattle. In 2016, my husband and I moved to Newport Beach and I opened Thrive Energy Healing to bring healing to animals in the Orange County area.​

My Training

You are in capable and compassionate hands when you work with me.
My background includes 20 years of studying human behavior and coaching employees in the corporate world. This experience is invaluable in my being able to effectively coach my current clients regarding their pets.


Having had one of my beloved cats develop serious gastric issues and myself having had severe, chronic physical pain for several years after a car accident, I also understand what it's like to hurt physically and emotionally, at times being at your wit's end.


As a volunteer in several animal shelters, I understand, too, how past trauma and unwanted behaviors can negatively impact an animal's quality of life.

My heart is backed up by hands-on training in multiple types of energy work:

  • Reiki

  • Healing Touch for Animals* 

  • Scalar wave

  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), aka "tapping"

  • Essential oils

  • Sound therapy 

* I am one of fewer than 100 certified Healing Touch for Animals practitioners in the world. *