I started A Healing Touch in 2017, based in the beautiful Hudson Valley area of New York. I was born into a family of animal lovers, and always had dogs, cats, and other critters around, both indoors and out. I developed an early love for horses, and always dreamed of having one of my own – a dream that came true when I was in my 40’s. My mother used to call me Dr. Doolittle when I was a child and even into adulthood, because of how I gravitated to the animals.I was always reading horse books, magazines, collected horses, rode them, etc. when I was younger.
I moved away from animals to the music business around age 21, where I worked as a photographer for about 20 years, and ultimately a radio personality for nearly 30 years. While I was in radio, I started to feel the call back to reclaiming my psychic abilities. I also studied various healing modalities "on the side", not sure what I should really do with all of that knowledge.
In 2003 I studied equine massage therapy and also studied with a Natural Horsemanship trainer for about 9 months, again "on the side". I have experienced equine facilitated therapy to help heal some of my own PTSD and I understand how animals, especially horses, can mirror us and our emotions and physical reactions. It is truly amazing to see and feel it "click" and ultimately heal. In 2004 I just decided to quit radio and go to work with horses, even thought I had no farm experience. I went to work at a boarding farm, working as a horse caregiver and general outdoor work for three years. In 2007, I moved to Virginia and became a dog groomer for about a year or so. I think I enjoyed spending time with the dogs more than the actual grooming part. I moved back to New York the end of 2008 while my mother was sick in a nursing home.
I have been a Usui Reiki practitioner since 1998, at Master level since 2003, and was also attuned to Magnified Healing in 1999, and Multidimensional Healing in 2011. I am an intuitive and an empath; able to feel or sense many of the emotions and symptoms an animal may experience. My practical experience working with dogs and horses has been enhanced by my psychic abilities. I always call on my spirit guides and healing guides while doing my work. I have decided to make helping animals my life’s mission. I believe the greatest gift is being able to be of service to animals and those who love them.
I was exposed to the psychic realm at a young age, with both parents having an interest in astrology and other forms of divination. My mom and I used to practice every week by doing readings for each other. I started to learn reading tarot cards as a teen, but never pursued it seriously until later in life. I was involved with psychic development classes and studies for over 20 years, and feel that we are always learning new things. My preferred methods of reading are tarot, mediumship, and animal communication. I am fortunate to be gifted in all the “clair”(clear) senses that are commonly used in psychic work. While I don't advertise my readings for people much these days, they are still available upon request.
“A hundred years from now, it will not matter the sort of house I lived in, what my bank account was, or the car I drove….but the world may be different because I was important in the life of the animals and the creatures on this earth.”
~ Author Unknown ~
“Remember who you are.”
~ The Lion King ~
"Healing is the application of love to all the places that hurt."
~ Dr. Cara Gubbins