Heike Zelnhefer, MA, LSW, C.Ht.
I have been interested in the healing arts from early childhood and started out my professional journey as a physician assistant working in Germany. My interest in the fields of psychosomatic symptoms, trauma as well as loss, grief & bereavement were sparked by many personal experiences as well as my immigration to the US.
Working for Corporate America for 15+ years, I realized how "trapped" we often feel and how daily stress is affecting our life. I changed direction and embarked on a journey of self-discovery and personal improvement.
I studied Forensic Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice where I received the honor of valedictorian. My main focus was counseling and substance abuse treatment (CASAC-T). I continued to NYU where I received my Masters in Social Work. I am a LSW in NJ where I work in a busy emergency room as Crisis Clinician.
I am certified in Hypnotherapy, Psycho-Kinesiology as well as Specialized Energy Kinesiology. I am a Reiki Master & Teacher. I am currently finishing my Aromatherapy Certification as well as Certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). My training also includes EMDR Parts 1 & 2.
Throughout the past few years, I have been working with Essential Oils (mainly Young Living) and started making my own body products (I am the founder and owner of Lavenora).
Furthermore, I have attended many lectures, workshops, and trainings about meditation, mindfulness, and how to use breath as a way of connecting to the body and the present moment.
This work has led me on a path of self-discovery and allows me to constantly grow and evolve personally as well as professionally. My hope is to help others heal themselves, and lead a more authentic and fulfilling life.