My Life, My Story, Informs What I Do

I believe that we all possess the knowledge to heal—to feel whole, to feel seen, and to feel loved.  When we've lost our sense of wholeness and our sense of Self we need help finding our way back. That's where I come in. My ability to be that guide is something that comes from the experiences I’ve had going through my own healing journey, with the help of many healers, guides and practitioners along the way.


In 1997 my husband was diagnosed with a life-threatening heart condition. A year later my father was diagnosed with terminal cancer. I did not have the means to handle my anxiety, overwhelm and stress so I started doing yoga and that opened the door for me to experience and explore many other alternative healing modalities, including energy healing.

My husband eventually found a practitioner who helped stop the progression of the disease that was slowly taking away his life.  Even though his situation seemed dire and hopeless at times neither of us ever gave up on the possibility that he could heal, even through times of great doubt.  Thirteen years after his diagnosis that reality came true and he had surgery that corrected his life-threatening heart condition.  His healing is a miracle.

After my husband's health was reclaimed my own health took a major nose-dive.  I'd expended all of my emotional and physical energy caring for everyone else and I had fallen out of balance with myself. I went into a spiritual crisis.  I set to working on reclaiming the pieces of myself that I had sacrificed and lost along the way and began rebuilding my inner foundation.    

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Both of these experiences fuel my belief that healing is possible for you too. Our bodies are constantly striving for balance and harmony and when we fall out of balance our body lets us know through pain, discomfort, or dysfunction.

I believe that negative emotional energy trapped in the body is what creates imbalance and, eventually, dysfunction and disease. The biggest loss we all face as humans comes from the impact of trapped negative emotions from our past which is inherently tied to the loss of connection and Love in our lives, primarily for ourselves. It is my job, as a healer, to help clients find the love, compassion and forgiveness within their own hearts for themselves so that True healing can take place.

I wholeheartedly trust that your body, your spirit and your soul knows exactly what is needed for healing and I allow it to guide me in your healing process.  I simply provide the tools and the environment to get you there.  

It is truly an honor and joy for me to facilitate your journey towards feeling whole and joyful!

The most ancient idea in the art of healing is that disease is caused by imbalance in the body. Trapped emotions are perhaps the most common type of imbalance that human beings suffer from. I believe that trapped emotions can be implicated in nearly all diseases, either directly or indirectly.
— Dr. Bradley Nelson, creator of The Emotion Code


People who've worked with me say:


Before working with Anya I had not explored much of my inner child and past life trauma. I was fearful of journeying into this darker part of myself but felt so comforted with Anya as my guide. My journey was an incredibly powerful experience, it brought me right into childhood and past life experiences. I relived traumatic experiences and fully understood how those experiences were directly connected to the challenges I was facing in my life. After my session with Anya I experienced deep clarity and connection. Anya’s willingness to work with me on integrating my deep journey experience was especially helpful, she was so dedicated to supporting me throughout my entire process. Anya is an amazing guide and healer, I highly recommend her work and look forward to continuing my healing journey with Anya.”
— Waverly Davis, owner of Sacra Space
Thanks so much for your facilitation in my healing journey! I appreciate your patience and wisdom in helping me feel more empowered and safe in my body!
— Melissa D., Staunton, VA
I can’t help but think that the work you did with me helped me to transition to a better place, one that allowed me to attract a very different kind of relationship. I feel so fortunate, so lucky, so blessed. Our 2nd go at this relationship is wholly different than the first, and far exceeds the quality of ones from my past...Thanks to you for your generosity and for sharing your talents.”
— Emily P., Roanoke, VA
The session I had with you really changed my life. Thank you so much for doing what you do! You held a deep and mysterious space with me where I could tap into my inner Depths and Light, very grounded and together we brought through some amazing insights about my situation at the time. I felt free to share and safe in my sharing with you. Also, your bravery and fearlessness helped me to find my own, thanks again!”
— Maia O., Charlottesville, VA
Anya, thank you very much for all you do, for your time and talent! I am really glad I found you and have you as my emotional Healer! You are a very thorough and talented Healer I must say! Thank you very much for your hard and amazing work you do!”
— Juliya A., New York
I felt such an incredible peace and safety in Anya’s deeply intelligent , and caring company I could have hung in there for many more hours...There is nothing like that feeling of being heard! Anya listens in a deeply questioning and genuinely interested way. Testimony of this were her many enlightened responses to anything I shared. Anya’s presence and ways are such a great mix of warm, welcoming, serious, light, curious, intuitive and maybe even psychic. She helps me to safely see old and new angles to many of my age old questions about myself, my life and a great deal of family past pain...I’m sure the guidance and help I got from Anya helped me to be less controlled by fear (meaning the fears were there) and to be more resilient and thus of use to love ones, more than I’ve ever been.”
— Maggie M., Charlottesville, VA
Working with me by phone she affected my physicality and perspective as if she were a seasoned practitioner, freeing me of issues I’d been dealing with for years. I recommend her highly and without reservation. She’s a joy to work with and learn from in any setting.”
— Marcia C., after Emotion Code session for Heel Pain
I...found the session to bring great relief to some chronic discomfort I had been experiencing. I must say that my shoulders and feet/shins are feeling much more relaxed this morning...I am continuing to feel...liberated? Is that the word? It just feels like tension that was ever present has been released.”
— Ali R., after Emotion Code session for Shoulder, Foot, Shin Pain
I want to let you know that my daughter is doing amazingly well. She is like a different child. She is controlling her anger much better, she is happier, she is joyful, she can share some emotions, she is more open, she has more friends at school. It is amazing and I am very relieved. It certainly contributes to the current sense of peace in the home.”
— Kim S. after Heart Wall clearing for her 5-year old daughter with Anger Issues
I feel great actually. I’m feeling really resilient and not absorbing the energy of others for some reason, although I feel compassionate...just not stressed and sucked in.”
— Jennifer B. after Emotion Code session for general release of issues
I would put him at about a 2 or 3 for trust issues when he left [the rescue center]; much better than when he arrived :).”
— Maya P., after Emotion Code session with a horse in her rescue barn with Trust Issues
I am happy to report that I’m sleeping better and my neck and shoulder pain is virtually gone. I’ve been doing a variety of things for both, however, so it’s challenging to know exactly what is making the difference. Not very scientific, I’m afraid. But I’m delighted!”
— Susan M., after Emotion Code session for Neck and Shoulder Pain