Teri grew up on a farm and ranch in central Montana where she learned the values of honest hard work and how to be a good neighbor. She is an avid gardener, returning to the land to find sustenance and rejuvenation, as well as, enjoys hiking, backpacking, and good food.
Certifications and Licensure
- Washington License: East Asian Medicine Practitioner (formerly titled Licensed Acupuncturist or L.Ac.)
- Diplomate in Acupuncture, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
- Post-Graduate Certification in Toyohari Japanese Meridian Acupuncture by the International Toyohari Association
- Masters of Acupuncture, Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NIAOM)
- MA Psychology, Antioch University Seattle
- BA, Whitman College
Teri attended graduate school at NIAOM during which she had a broad experience treating many conditions including pain, fatigue, emotional stress, depression, digestive dysfunction, common cold, immune support, impotence, infertility, labor support, edema, eczema, folliculitis, side effects from AIDS medications, neuropathy, stroke sequelae, and geriatrics. As a practitioner she treated diverse populations at many locations including:
- Asian Counseling and Referral Service
- Harborview Hospital HIV-AIDS Clinic, Chronic Fatigue Clinic, and International Clinic
- Mary’s Place Homeless Women’s Shelter
- Providence Mount St. Vincent Retirement and Nursing Home
After graduation she furthered her training during a trip to India where she established a free acupuncture clinic for Tibetan Nuns. She opened a practice in Seattle which she moved to Snohomish in 2008 and finally to its present location in Monroe in February 2010.
Teri completed a post-graduate certificate program in Toyohari Japanese meridian-style acupuncture, which emphasizes refined, often non-inserted, needling techniques and specialized treatment methods with non-needle tools. She received training in Japan from the Toyohari masters.
Patient Care Philosophy
- Focusing on each patient’s unique path to health
- Supporting the patient’s return to a state of balance, well being, and vitality
- Giving each patient undivided attention during the treatment session
- Working in partnership with patients and their other healthcare providers
- Respecting East Asian Medicine as a science of healing that recognizes the interconnectedness of physical,
mental, and emotional aspects of humans