After spending 20 years in emergency services, Andrea changed direction. Having always been interested in complimentary therapies and finding a balance between allopathic and naturopathic medicines, she redefined her role in helping others, by adding Reiki to her portfolio.
In 2019, she obtained her Reiki Master certification at Mount Royal University, under the instruction and guidance of Reiki Master-Teacher Diana Lynn Mayorga. In 2021, she certified in Medical Reiki under Raven Keyes' instruction and guidance; in 2022, she Certified as an Animal Reiki Practitioner in the Let Animals Lead® method by Kathleen Prasad, and is currently certifying in Crystal Reiki with Nicole Brandt of Stone to Star Academy.
Andrea's personal experience with an occupational stress injury has brought her focus in her Reiki practice to help others with finding their way to relaxation, in order to help reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Andrea is equally passionate about working with animals, and has had beautiful successes while working with horses, cats, and dogs. When she is not practicing Reiki, Andrea keeps herself busy by facilitating Equine Assisted Learning workshops, expressing her creativity through photography & creating Reiki-infused bracelets, and spending time with her husband and their animals. She enjoys travel, hiking, and finding peace in nature.