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I am so glad you found me. During a session I draw upon many personal experiences and traditions to serve the unique needs of my clients. As a poet and writer, I understand the healing, transformative power of words when they emanate from one's soul. A passion of mine is helping others navigate uncertain times using elements of my own story coupled with a variety of healing modalities.  With my rich background as both a literacy professional and an energy medicine practitioner, at times I may integrate writing and storytelling into my individual sessions and group workshops. Some of my certifications and specialized trainings appear below:

  • Reiki Master/Teacher

  • Shamanic Energy Medicine 

  • Intuitive Psychic Mediumship 

  • Crystal Practitioner 

  • National Writing Project Teacher Consultant and Workshop Leader

  • MA in Humanities with Writing Focus / BA in Humanities - Secondary English

  • Women Who Run With the Wolves Workshop Facilitator

  • ReikiSound, ReikiVoice, Sound Therapy, Gong, Native American Flute

  • Transformational Reiki 

  • Integrated Energy Therapy (IET)

  • JourneyDance Facilitator


I currently see clients at the West Shore Reiki Alliance at Dr. Kcomt's Center for Wellbeing, and I look forward to serving you. For further information about the Center, visit

Feeding the Roots of

Self-Expression and Freedom

For this book, Jimmy Santiago Baca, one of the foremost poets in America today, collaborates with two National Writing Project Fellows and literacy professionals, Kym Sheehan and Denise VanBriggle. Together they present a teaching tool that uses poems from Baca’s incarceration as a young man, along with curricular activities and probing questions crafted to help students heal through writing. Each exercise reinforces the theme that a strong grasp of self-esteem borne from unique expression lends itself to the student enjoying day-to-day life at the highest creative and fulfilling level.


THE AUTHORS are available to visit your school or university. Keynote by Jimmy Santiago Baca and teacher trainings by Denise VanBriggle and/or Kym Sheehan. 


Available on Amazon

Erato, Love, Loss, and Longing Reflected in Image and Verse, launched on August 1, 2020 and is available on Amazon. The collection pairs Denise's poetry with the black and white photography of Erika Dupes.

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