My healing philosophy is one of meeting you "where you are...as you are..." with total acceptance. I honor all paths, values and the experiences that make the unique person you are. I turn the process of healing over to the Reiki, and most importantly, to you. We will work together to craft the customized support you need to return to a place of balance and personally thrive.
Chris is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA) and Reiki Master Teacher (RMT).
Chris began her Reiki journey in 1997 at a public Reiki share in East Hampton Long Island, NY. After receiving a brief treatment, the effect for her was immediate and profound. Chris experienced an intense emotional release and her passion for Reiki and spiritually based healing work was ignited.
Chris extensively studied numerous spiritual and energetic healing systems while living and traveling abroad. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Long Island University, Friends World Program, with a concentration in Esoteric Studies and the Human Energetic Anatomy.
Chris received her 1st degree Reiki attunements in 2002 in the Usui Healing System by Reiki Master-Teacher, Rhonda Blunden, in London, England. Her second degree and Master Teacher training is in the Quan Yin School of Reiki healing taught by Reiki Master-Teacher, Catelena Shephard in Leicester, NC in 2014. Chris underwent additional training in Holy Fire II Reiki with Bryce Goebel in 2017. She most recently completed her training as a Gendai Reiki-Master teacher in 2018 with Michelle McAlpin.
After becoming a Reiki Master Teacher, it became clear to Chris that working with Reiki was part of her life's purpose, specifically in the context of mental wellness. Recognizing this calling. Chris founded Insight Owl Counseling and Wellness, PLLC in 2019 to offer traditional talk therapy and therapeutic reiki services to those facing mental health or spiritual attachment challenges.
She is a passionate supporter of the recovery movement, a participant in Project Semicolon, and holds a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University.
Chris enjoys working with a wide variety of clients, from those seeking renewal and stress relief to those who are in active recovery from trauma or addiction. In addition to her private practice, Chris volunteers her Reiki services at Helios Warriors, a non-profit organization offering holistic therapies to veterans and their families.