Karen has been a psychotherapist for over 25 years. Originally, she only utilized traditional talk therapy as a way to help her clients. About 15 years ago she began to integrate various forms of movement, body work and energy work into her sessions with clients. Karen is a Master’s Level Licensed Clinical Social Worker and formerly a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor. She is Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and Certified in CranialSacral Techniques through the Upledger Institute. She is a Kripalu Certified Yoga Teacher and continues her studies in yoga anatomy, yoga therapy and the use Yoga Philosophy in treating anxiety, depression, trauma and addictions. She is also a Reiki Master and Certified Personal Trainer.
Karen’s background in both mind and body therapies allows her to listen to clients at a very deep and intuitive level. She creates individualized approaches for helping clients release both emotional and physical tensions so that they can experience more freedom and balance in both mind and body. Karen enjoys working with clients on specific “issues in the tissues’ that have not been resolved with other styles of therapy.
Tracy received her Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) from the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) in 2006. She is nationally certified (NCCAOM) in Acupuncture and licensed to practice in Vermont.
Previously, Tracy enjoyed her acupuncture practice in Chester, VT for 5 years. Prior to that she was employed at an acupuncture clinic in Manchester, NH.
Tracy has extensive experience in treating patients for pain management, fibromyalgia, and migraines; women’s health; digestive issues, allergies and emotional disorders such as anxiety, depression, stress, and insomnia.
Tracy will be offering acupuncture on Mondays at MMM.
Nicole will be available weekly at MMM on Saturday, Sunday and Monday for Massage Therapy. She is also available for off – site visits. Nicole studied at StillPoint school of Massage in Greenfield Massachusetts 15 years ago. She has been practicing part time ever since. She specializes in many techniques including Swedish Massage, Trigger Point, Deep tissue and Prenatal Massage. She thrives to work together with clients to create a session that meets their personal needs.
Nicole is a Grafton native and is happy to bring herself, her family and her practice back to her home town.
Sara leads yoga classes and the FUNctional Wellness programs. Sara is a certified athletic trainer and registered nurse. She is also an integrative nutrition health coach. Sara has been a competitive athlete for most of her life and enjoys being active, cooking, and spending time outdoors. Sara is looking forward to providing individualized instruction and support to help students and clients reach their fitness, nutrition, and wellness goals. Sara lives in Saxtons River with her husband and children. She has been a member of the MMM tribe for several years and is excited to be joining the team.
Lara Darrow, MA, RSMT, RYT
Lara teaches classes one Saturday a month at Mountain Mind & Movement. She has a private psychotherapy practice in Brookline, VT. Lara blends her psychotherapy with art, yoga and mindfulness. For more information about Lara please visit Lara Darrow.