90 Adams Place
Delmar, NY 12054
530 Main St.
Bennington, VT 05201
My personal health history and unfortunate circumstances with my child, has shaped my path in life and inspired me to choose a career in the health field.
I never really remember a time when I felt good physically when I was young. I always had head and belly aches, but also had other more serious autoimmune issues with long hospitalizations and drug therapies. After high school, I realized that when I started exercising and totally changing my diet to a nutrient dense vegetarian one, my health started to turn around. I began to feel better than I had ever remembered. I decided at this time to become a nurse because I wanted to be able to help others struggling with their health.
I continued exploring diet and nutrition up through the pregnancy and birth of my son. I most recently became certified as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. When my son was only nine months old, he became ill with pneumococcal meningitis which resulted in a stroke and severe brain injury. After being given a pretty bleak outlook for him, I decided to explore the path to healing his brain.
I found a clinic in Philadelphia that was working with parents of brain injured children. They offered hope if we were willing to embark on an intense path that involved a strict diet and long hours of physically re-patterning neurological pathways in his brain. This program not only helped him, but it sent me on my adventure into health and healing that I was never taught in nursing school.
I have worked for many years as a nurse in both traditional and integrative health care. Craniosacral therapy was a modality that played a major role in my son's healing, so I am excited to be working with this and sharing the ways that it can stimulate the healing process. I have spent many years working as a nurse and massage therapist in both traditional and integrative health settings and I have worked closely with families of children with special needs, helping them to seek out the many options available and to remain hopeful in spite of the many challenges they face.
I am grateful and fortunate to be working at the Stram Center allowing me to be among an integrative medical team that brings together compassionate care and clinical experience.
The Cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek- Joseph Campbell