A Little About My Background
My passion is encouraging, empowering, and inspiring people in their transformational journey. And my personal mission in this life is to live a full, happy, joyous and free life, radiating the love and light of the Creator to all I meet.
Thank you for visiting my website and for your interest in my services, approach and background.
I use my extensive professional experience along with my personal experiences with addiction, abuse, loss, growth, spirituality, and healing to help people. My passion is to help others awaken to the higher power that is always with us. My family has lived in the coastal town of Scituate, Massachusetts for generations and I enjoy seeing that tradition continue with my grandchildren.
I’ve worked as a counselor in clinical, private, and spiritual settings, with individuals and groups. I have experience with several 12-Step Programs including Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Adult Children of Alcoholics and Overeaters Anonymous. As a facilitator, I’ve guided psycho-educational groups, book studies, prayer groups, meditation groups, and more. I’ve also taught Reiki Levels I, II, III, and Master Teacher, parenting classes, and several women’s personal growth groups.
Usui Reiki Master/Teacher Finding Inner Peace, Abington, MA
Hospice Reiki and Integrative Bodywork Pioneer Valley Reiki, Amherst, MA
Karuna® Reiki The Heart of Reiki, Hanover, MA
Reflexology The N.E. Institute of Reflexology and Universal Studies, Onset, MA
Soul Coaching® and Past Life Coaching® with Denise Linn at Soul Coaching International Institute, Paso Robles, CA
Crystal Energy Healing and IET® (Integrated Energy Therapy®), Master/ Instructor Cape Cod Center for Whole Health, Plymouth, MA
EFT® (Emotional Freedom Technique®) Energy Therapy Associates, Arlington, MA
Bachelor of Arts in Education and Business Administration Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, MA
Master of Education and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies degrees in Counseling/Education Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA
Worked in Private Practice Psychotherapy, and Agency Settings
Private Practice Plymouth, Rockland, Scituate, MA
Catholic Charities Center, Brockton, MA
Alcohol Family Rehab, Plymouth, MA
High Point, Plymouth, MA
My Personal Story,
Hi, my name is Ann and I’m a recovering compulsive overeater, a recovering alcoholic, an Al-Anon, and an ACOA. I spent years in 12-Step meetings and therapy telling that story. AND I am also the mother of two (now grown) children, who were six and eight when I left a marriage that was dysfunctional; just like the home I’d grown up in. Do you know a family that doesn’t have it’s own form of dysfunction? We were not particularly horrible, just dysfunctional, like every family I knew; all with our own variations on dysfunction, somewhere on the continuum from mild to moderate to outrageous.
Later in life after my mom had passed away, I returned to be with my father in his last years. I was able to heal many of the wounds of growing up in a family with mental illness, and ordinary dysfunction. Hi, my name is Ann, and I’m here to tell you, You Can Heal Your Life, and You Are Never Alone!
I recently published a book as a way to tell my story of hope, insight and optimism. You can order a book by contacting me directly. I'd love to hear from you, please reach out to say hello!