Katie is a trained Level IV Seimei practitioner. Her training took place in America and Japan, where she received the Awarding of Power Ceremony at the Houjyushu Houjyukai Temple in the Seimei headquarters, Saga, Japan. As a member of the Board of Directors and the Event Coordinator of the Seimei Foundation USA, Katie keeps herself very involved with the Seimei community. Katie has a private practice, “Seimei Healing”, located in Westwood, NJ, where she works with her clients, both in-person and long-distance. She also offers Seimei demonstrations and workshops for her clients, organizations, and corporations. Katie also continues to increase her knowledge of Seimei through classes and workshops held at the Seimei Foundation.
A mother of three girls, Katie, led her family through a difficult six-year journey when her eldest daughter, Elizabeth, was diagnosed with cancer. Inspired by her daughter’s quiet, gentle way of dealing with her cancer, she became passionate about helping children with cancer. When Elizabeth was five years into her cancer battle, an unexpected opportunity opened up. Katie got a chance to be a Seimei practitioner. For those first five years Katie struggled with why her tremendous love for her daughter wouldn't change her daughter's battle with cancer. Now Katie had something that did make a difference. Seimei helped soften the tough moments and reduce the pain for Elizabeth. As a mother, there was no greater relief than to finally be able to make a difference in her daughter's battle with cancer. She is forever grateful.