Hello and Welcome!
My name is Erin and I would love for you to understand my story and how I got to where I am today!
Feeling stuck, unfulfilled, and ready for a change?
This was me. This was my story.
After high school, I decided that I would become a counselor. I got my undergraduate degree in Psychology and also decided to double major in Criminal Justice. After college, I worked for a number of years in an inpatient psychiatric hospital while also pursuing my Masters Degree in Community Counseling. I continued to work in the counseling field doing crisis work, in home therapy with children, and child protective services. However, something was missing. I was burned out. I was struggling to make ends meet. I was unfulfilled. So I did what I thought I should do...I jumped ship and began a new career in the medical field as a Surgical Neurophysiologist. This began a seven year journey of moving and traveling the country. I have lived and worked in cities and states across the country including Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Lancaster, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
However, I just couldn't shake that something was still missing. I didn't feel like I was meeting my full potential. I didn't feel like I was on "my path". I felt trapped and honestly didn't know what to do about it. My breaking point was having my heart broken at the beginning of 2021. I know it sounds cliché, but when your world turns upside down, sometimes that is the catalyst to make BIG CHANGES.
What did I do?
I decided to do things that made me HAPPY, something I hadn't done in a long time. For many years, I revolved my life around making others happy and in the end neglected myself. I started by finding things that interested me. First to come was Reiki. I found an in person training (hard to do during the pandemic) and fell in LOVE with energy healing! That was my first AH HA moment. While doing research on Reiki, I stumbled upon hypnotherapy. I knew of hypnotherapy, but I had zero personal experience with it. So next came a deep dive into the World Wide Web. I researched anything and everything about what it was, how to get trained in it, schools, practicing, etc. This ultimately led me to the Institute of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy based in Florida. This was my second AH HA moment. My third AH HA moment came when I went to my first Ayahuasca ceremony weekend. This was such a profound experience. I learned so much from that one weekend and so many energetic shifts were made. Integration is SO important in taking what insights you were given during ceremony and applying them to your current day life.
Since the summer of 2021, so many things in my life have changed. I quit my stressful, unfulfilling, but well paying job. I moved back home to Pittsburgh to be close to family. I graduated with over 500 hours of training in clinical and transpersonal hypnotherapy. I became a Reiki II Practitioner and am continuing to grow my energy healing training with courses in Medical Intuition and Shamanism practices. I believe that I will always be a life long student. I yearn to grow as a spiritual being. I am about to start training to become a meditation instructor and will eventually go through yoga teacher training.
Am I done with my own healing?
During my 500 hours of Hypnotherapy training, I have personally transformed as a person. I now know how profound it is to work with the subconscious mind to transform those unhelpful emotions, thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors. It is now my goal to help YOU transform your own. My own healing is an on going process still unfolding. I continue to work on myself with meditation, journaling, reiki, and hypnotherapy. I believe in these things and the power they provide, so it's only fitting that continue to do them myself!
Masters Degree, Community Counseling, Chatham University
Bachelor's Degree, Forensic Psychology, Point Park University
Bachelor's Degree, Criminal Justice, Point Park University
Reiki I and II, Usui Shiki Ryoho, Integrative Energy Medinice Institute
Certified Clinical and Transpersonal Hypnotherapist, Institute of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy