Athena has always been passionate about people and their stories. As an anthropology major, and later as a public radio journalist, she studied the art of asking valuable questions, and the reward of authentic listening. That curiosity and investigative drive followed her through her acupuncture training and development as a coach. Her devotion to facilitating healing of all kinds has led to a new series of offerings, and an ever-more integrated approach. Athena is honored to guide her patients and clients through meaningful transformations -- from ill health to vitality, from confusion to clarity, from separation to connection, from stagnation to flow and fulfillment.
Athena is an alumna of the Hotchkiss School, Vassar College, and the New England School of Acupuncture. She holds a Masters degree in Chinese and Japanese acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, and is a nationally accredited practitioner. She has received additional training in gentle Japanese styles, treating trauma and PTSD, Usui Reiki, transformational coaching, Tarot reading, meditation, shamanic journeying and yoga.
Athena is first and foremost a wonderful person. While interacting with Athena I always feel welcomed, warm and open to share anything that is going on in my life. I never experience judgment . She is perceptive and listens deeply to help me move to a solution for what I am looking for and what is important to me. Most importantly I trust Athena and who she is as a person and coach!
- Max R.
Athena graciously reached out to help a vet because his VA and government insurance wouldn’t cover her much-needed services. Suffering lingering back pain from spending 15 months wearing body armor in a HMMWV and an acute shoulder injury from athletic training, I accepted her offer. The first treatment was phenomenal, and after three sessions, back pain was gone and shoulder range of motion had increased from barely able to raise my elbow above my ear to full extension overhead… Highly recommended.
- John H.
I went to Athena for acupuncture when I was dealing with some very stressful times in my life which brought unexpected weight gain. I didn't know what to expect going into it but what I got blew my mind. Not only was she able to help me physically by creating a healthier path for me but she also helped ease my anxiety. Athena was life changing for me and I don't say that lightly. Anyone who is lucky enough to work with her will experience the incredible love, light, and energy that she brings! I live in New York now but make sure to meet with her whenever I am back in Boston. No one else compares.
- Caitlin D.
Athena helped me get my glow back! I am forever grateful for Athena's approach to healing... I had just turned 30 when I decided to see Athena for facial rejuvenation acupuncture. The stress of some major life changes had left my face and skin looking harsh, sad, damaged, and lifeless. With her powerful intuition and calming presence, Athena helped me to uncover the layers of emotional and physical blockages. I looked forward to every visit and was amazed at the transformation of my entire being, each time leaving more centered and energized. By the end of the series I felt so much improvement in so many other aspects of my health that I had almost forgotten about the focus on my face... Until I saw the first photo of myself since starting the treatments. For the first time in years I didn't look like a tired, angry old woman, I looked like myself again and I felt beautiful! Athena is a naturally gifted healer who possesses a profound understanding of the human mind, body, and spirit. She restored my inner light and I feel radiant!
- Melissa R.