Meet Your Acupuncturist
NVTCG Zhong member - present
CAT Vergoedbaar Therapeut, 2021 - present
Diplomate of Acupuncture, 2011 - present (NCCAOM)
PLATO Medische Basiskennis, 2021
Master of Acupuncture, 2011 (Maryland University of Integrative Health)
NADA Acudetox Specialist, 2009
Juris Doctor, 2003 (Tulane University)
Bachelor of Arts, 2000 (Tulane University)
My journey in the wellness industry began in 2007. I was working full-time as a lawyer in Washington, DC, and was desperate to alleviate some of the health issues that came along with my stressful work and environment. Acupuncture and a regular yoga practice were the only things that really helped me. Inspired, I soon completed a 200 hour yoga teacher certification and began teaching part-time. I quickly discovered that what I loved most about teaching was seeing the positive impact my classes were having on students' health and well-being. It was then that I decided to switch career paths to study alternative medicine, so I could bring gentle and effective healing modalities to others. In 2011, I established and ran a successful wellness practice in DC, and in 2018 I moved with my family to the Netherlands.
I studied Acupuncture for three years at the Tai Sophia Institute (now the Maryland University of Integrative Health) in Laurel, Maryland. I earned and continue to maintain my Board Certification/Diplomate in Acupuncture from the National Certification Commission in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (U.S.). I completed my PLATO Medische Basiskennis training here in the Netherlands through NTI in 2021. I am a registered Acudetox Specialist by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (worldwide), and a Coordinator for Acupuncturists Without Borders in the Netherlands, focusing on stress and PTSD treatments for refugees. I am also a CAT Vergoedbaar Therapist, and a practicing member of the Dutch Professional Organization NVTCG Zhong.
Over the years I have been able to help patients with a wide variety of issues, including: infertility, burnout, trauma, pain management, women's health issues, and pediatrics. I use an integrative approach, incorporating different styles of acupuncture, naturopathic principles, and bodywork, to help my patients become the best versions of themselves.
I look forward to working with you, too!