William Brown served in the United States Coast Guard as a Chief Machinery Technician, retiring in 2014, after 26 years of service. After retirement, Will completed a BS in Workforce Education and a Master’s in Project Management. He is currently employed as the Director of Operations for a technology startup in Charleston, SC. Along with his wife, Allison, he founded Reiki for Vets, in order to give back to his fellow servicemembers. He is a Reiki Master Practitioner/Teacher and has been practicing since 2016.
Dr. Allison Brown, a National Board certified school counselor, has taught and counseled with students from Kindergarten through college and beyond. She holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. In 2016, Allison and her husband Will, both veterans, founded Reiki for Vets, a VA-sponsored, nonprofit organization that operates free Reiki clinics for veterans, their spouses, and health practitioners in the Charleston, SC area. Their goal is to provide veterans, particularly those struggling with PTSD, with tools designed to hasten their recovery and facilitate their reintegration into civilian life. She served as a Military Police Officer in the US Army and is a Reiki Master Practitioner/Teacher. You can read more about Allison on her website, www.drallisonbrown.com.
Tina Clarke is an Intuitive Energy Healer who specializes in getting to the root of her client’s challenges. She treats her clients holistically and addresses all sides of their issues, whether mental, emotional, physical, spiritual or multi-dimensional. In 2014, she received her Reiki Master and Teacher training and has been treating clients with Reiki ever since. You can read more about Tina on her website, www.stargazingangel.com.
Lisa Ann Helmly, MS, RDN, LD is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who has been practicing complementary and integrative health care for sixteen years. She is a Reiki III Master Level Practitioner and is Board Certified as a Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner/Coach and a Time Line Therapy Practitioner/Coach. As a health enthusiast, Lisa enjoys empowering others to pursue their optimal health to feel and live their best.
In addition to being a Reiki practitioner, Carrie Bossinger is a holistic healer, certified professional coach, and consulting hypnotist. Her passion is realized through connection with others and facilitating the healing of their mind, body, and spirit. She loves watching others rise and excel through the sharing of her gifts. You can read more about Carrie on her website, www.growyoursetcoaching.com.
Not only is Kat Hanson a Usui Reiki Master Teacher, she is a Certified Master Chios Teacher, as well as a Healing Touch and Quantum Touch Practitioner. All of these modalities are beneficial to ones’ health and well–being, as they induce relaxation which helps to promote healing. Kat has practiced Reiki for eleven years and is a member of The International Center for Reiki Training. She enjoys assisting her clients in their quest to learn more about energy healing.
Nozomi “Nomi” Garcia has been studying energy healing of various modalities since 2006, including the Barbara Brenan Healing Practice, Usui Reiki, and Chios energy healing. She is a certified Usui Reiki Master teacher and a Chios Master teacher. Nomi also works with children as a Montessori teacher. Her life is dedicated to children, adults, and the community to help them cultivate a better life and create a peaceful world.
Terry Mellott has been a Reiki practitioner for 10 years. She is a Usui/Holy Fire Ryoko Reiki Master and is also a Certified Practitioner for Alchemical Breathwork. Most recently, Terry has completed a course in Soul Focus Healing.
Krista Whalen, a certified yoga instructor, has studied meditation and yoga for 25 years. In 2004, as she began to teach yoga classes, she noticed that she could sense the energy within the room and her students. As a result of this experience, she decided to explore Reiki, which she has practiced for the past 14 years. Krista loves sharing the gifts of a peaceful mind, body, and spirit!
All Reiki for Vets volunteers have undergone a thorough fingerprint and background check. Each VA-approved, volunteer provider should have, on their person, a US Department of Veteran’s Affairs ID tag for your security.