Ruth ilana Gopen is a Master Level Practitioner and Teacher of Usui Reiki. She studied with John Harvey Gray, the longest practicing of the original Reiki Master Teachers in this country. Her Master Training was with Norine Laferriere, who studied with William Rand of the International Center for Reiki Training.
Ruthie specializes in helping clients overcome physical and emotional stressors, including recovering from addictions, and dealing with chronic physical and/or emotional challenges. Ruth’s education prior to Reiki was in Social Work and Holistic Nutrition, which greatly amplifies her ability to help her clients. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services, and studied at Boston University Graduate School of Social Work. She holds a certification in Personal Nutrition from Shaw Academy, and studied Advanced Holistic Health and Nutrition at Clayton College of Health.
Ruth worked in medical and psychiatric settings in both administrative and direct care positions, has led workshops for women in several settings, and has been an Elder Companion for five years.
Ruth is a member of the International Association of Reiki Practitioners and the International Association for Reiki Training. She is a licensed and insured Master Level Practitioner and Teacher.