If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles.
~ Wayne Dyer
I LOVE to learn and I hope to continue as long as I'm here.
This by no means makes me an "Expert". I have experience in many wonderful things., as do you!
If this resonates with you, I would be honored to see what we can collaborate on.
My Professional Story ...
I started off with the love of poetry, theater, and music which led me into the Classical world, via dance and music, obtaining a Classical Music Degree with a Jazz Vocal Arts & Performance Degree while studying English Lit at the University of Puget Sound.
While in School for the above I was a Dental Assistant, later becoming a Dental Hygienist, working for several years in the field.
My love of music led to a future in music production and many collaborations with other very gifted and talented musicians, while studying Chemistry, World Religions and Ethics at the University of Washington.
Going back to school later, I studied Naturopathic and Holistic Medicine, Midwifery and body work at, the then known as, John Bastyr Naturopathic College (now Bastyr University).
I practice the Holistic Model to this day.
While in school I volunteered at a Domestic Violence Shelter; inspired in obtaining a degree in Domestic Violence Counseling & Advocacy, I pioneered the first DV Advocacy Program ever for King & Snohomish Counties, while creating a DV Training Program for the King Co. Police and Sheriff's Dept., eventually branching out into Snohomish Co., .
I had a Private Practice specializing in Holistic Health, Resonance Healing, Midwifery, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Psychiatry and Integrated Body Work for many years. This led me into the world of Integrated Medicine where I eventually began teaching integration, and with a thirst for learning, that brought me into the world of Nursing.
I closed my Practice and dove into Travel Nursing for 6 years. Traveling extensively throughout the U.S., learning a great deal about the allopathic model of healthcare.
I continued lecturing and doing Seminars on Integration, which is now referred to as CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) and Functional Medicine.
I've had the pleasure of being The Director and Founder of a Health and Wellness Program, at a Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center, the Director of a Nursing Facility, as well as a Home Health and Hospice Nurse.
I attended Mahareshi University to learn more about the Mind-Body connection via Meditation and Nutrition.
I'm Certified in EFT, NLP, Reiki, Body Work, Family and Trauma Therapist, I'm an Ordained Minister and a Nutritional and Wellness Counselor & Coach, as well as a Certified Kinesiologist Practitioner.
I'm a student of Buddhism, Christianity, Native Practices, and World Religions. I've studied Karma, Hatha, Iyengar and Ashtanga Yoga and have been a Practitioner for over 30 years. I've studied many different Meditation Techniques, held mass meditations, as well as, Guided and Holographic Imagery groups and have been a Practitioner myself for over 35 years.
I've studied Mind-Body Medicine, taught and used Music Therapy and
Sound Healing Techniques throughout my Professional Life. I've trained in Resonance Healing Modalities and Vibrational Healing Therapies and used them extensively.
I've been a student of Shiatsu massage and Trigger Point Release Body Work, Chakra and Energy Techniques, Acupressure and I've studied at the HeartMath Institute.
I've been an Executive Director, Program Director and Manager on the ground floor of a Transitional Housing Program for Women and Children.
I have extensive experience with counseling and support services of SRA Victims, sex trafficked victims, and Cult survivors.
With that said....
I've learned so very much from everyone! I am beyond honored to have been trusted and been a small part of each and every one of their stories.
This is just a scant look into my life's adventures thus far...
I am a firm believer that we must not follow anyone blindly, regardless of their education or experience and because of that, I ask that you follow your intuition.
This is your life after all!
My wish for you ...
Is that you are supported in becoming the best version of yourself, while living your life to its fullest!
It's time to wake up! It's time to bloom! It's your time!
Education and experience does not mean the first (or 10th) Professional you meet is the right "fit" for you. Give yourself permission to listen to what works for you and then act on that!
Here's to being our best selves and to living this life to its fullest!
In Gratitude and Love,
~ Dr. D