Reiki Healing Works: My Story
Hi, I’m Olivia.
I’m a Reiki Master, intuitive animal communicator, dog mom, writer, and editor, and founder of Reiki Healing Works. My whole life began to change rapidly when I left a 15-year career in publishing and marketing and made the decision to begin honoring myself. That meant listening to my intuition, exploring different healing paths, and taking risks to find out what I’m truly meant to do in this life.
Now, I help people honor themselves—and the animals they love—through Reiki, sound therapy, and intuitive communication. I believe that developing better relationships with ourselves, our animals, and the world around us helps us heal and thrive both as individuals and as a collective.
When I’m not in healing sessions or talking with animals, you can find me hanging out in Brooklyn with my two dogs, Lucy and Milo, cooking, wandering Prospect Park, and singing in The Brooklynite Choir and karaoke nights around the city.
If you’re ready to deepen your connection with yourself, your pets, or both, then reach out—I’d be happy to help you.
P.S. I went on a podcast to explain one moment that changed my life (and led me into animal communication). Listen below!
Education and Training
I received Usui Reiki Ryoho Level 1 and 2 training and certification at Healing Reiki Brooklyn with Kristin Reed, and Level 3 (Master) with Manu Del Prete and Aki Hirata Baker at Minka Brooklyn. I’ve also studied psychic development with Nelly Reznik and Manu Del Prete at Minka Brooklyn, as well as mediumship with Nelly Reznik.
I studied sound therapy with tuning forks with Jarrod Byrne Mayer of Brooklyn Healing Arts.
For intuitive animal communication, the animals themselves have been my best teachers, and I learn from them every day. I also continue to study with Marta Williams and Danielle MacKinnon, who are wonderful human teachers.
I also earned a BA in English from SUNY Geneseo, which led me down the path to becoming a professional editor, writer, and content strategist before discovering Reiki.
Fun Bonus Facts About Me
I knew that I was meant to help people ever since I was a little kid. When I was 9 years old, that looked like this:
I used to be a competitive figure skater. (If you scroll through my Instagram page you’ll see a picture of a much younger me with much longer hair in a skating outfit.)
Some of my nicknames include Livers, O-Dawg, Liv, and Livy.
I have more than 25 houseplants (and counting), but I admit that they’re alive mostly because of my boyfriend.
I love singing karaoke, and I’m a tenor in The Brooklynite Choir.
Nerd alert! I participated in Odyssey of the Mind for many years when I was in school, and even volunteered as a judge for several years after I graduated from high school. (Are there any other OMers in the house?)
I already mentioned that I have two dogs named Milo (the black cutie) and Lucy (the golden fox). But it’s way better when the mention comes with pictures, right? Aren’t they cute?