Locating resources and gathering information can be an empowering experience when seeking help. Helping my clients locate appropriate resources and organizations is an important first step to empowerment.
As citizens of the communities and neighbors we live in, I feel it is our duty to help our fellow and local businesses. As a Reiki Guardian, I have a Responsibility to my Profession, Society, and Environment, and under this I feel falls the support for local businesses. We all make choices everyday to either heal or harm our communities and, sometimes it does come down to shopping and acting locally. If we want our communities to flourish, we need to be the deciding factor.
“What organizations or agencies might offer information and support? What local markets, shoppes, and practitioners might nourish my body, mind, and soul?”
The following is a list split in two categories: local holistic, medical, and therapeutic resources for client and Capital Region reference and other state and international resources.
I may not be able to solve everything, but the resource list will show you who can help, as well as how to find other Guardians of your community. As a Health Practitioner, Spiritual Counselor, and Reiki Practitioner & Guardian, I am a resource, however I understand that there may be instances outside my current scope. I can suggest treatment, not “prescribe” nor diagnose. I may intervene, attend to, minister to, approach, or balance, but I do not cure under current laws governing Reiki therapy.
You have the courage and strength and beautiful vulnerability to take charge of your own healthcare. Namaste.
(PLEASE NOTE: NO COMPANY OR BUSINESS HAS PAID FOR THE FOLLOWING ADVERTISEMENT)
Local Practitioners & Businesses
Cross Roads Gifts & Wellness
Beautiful & unique gifts, Reiki, Organic Cafe, & Workshoppes
Owned by Elisabeth Rolfe, Spiritual Midwife, Certified Reiki 2 Practitioner of Sleeping Dragon Farm. (See below)
133 Jay Street Schenectady, NY (518) 357-8366
Crystal Healing With Deb’s Glad Stones
Crystal Healing, Reiki, and assorted beautiful & unique holistic gifts. Check out her Etsy Shop!
Owned by Debbie Gladstone, Certified Crystal Healer & Reiki 1 Practitioner.
Guilderland, NY (518) 952-4253
Feng Shui with Brenda
Feng Shui consultations for homes and businesses, staging advice for homes for sale, removal of ghosts and negative energy from homes , land, businesses, historical sites, and cemeteries.
Owned by Brenda Jenks, Certified Master Reiki Teacher, Minister, and Spiritual Counselor.
Lake George, NY (518) 321-5940
Grow Yourself Daily
Aromatherapy, Hypnotherapy, and Reiki.
Owned by Glenn Kakely, certified Hynotherapist.
Albany, NY (518) 312-6845
Aromatherapy, Bach Flower Essences, Psychotherapy, Counseling.
Owned by Vickie Gardner Nichols, Certified Aromatherapist. Has over 20+ years of experience & countless credentials.
Albany, NY (518) 438-7089
HIH Shoden Practitioners
- Karen Bendt Britt (Class of 2017)
- Chera Goodman (Class of 2014)
- Debbie Gladstone (Class of 2015)
- Dhyana Diane Houghtaling (Class of 2017)
- Glenn Kakely (Class of 2014)
- Debbie Mazza (Class of 2014)
- Tracey Whelpley (Class of 2014)
Local Markets, Wellness Centers & Resources
Yarong Wang Acupuncture
Dr. Wang specializes in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Tea, Cupping, and Moxibustion, which is often used in pain management for headache, neck pain, shoulder pain, low back pain, sciatica, nerve pain (neuropathy) as well as many other pain management issues. It can also be beneficial for women’s health issues such as infertility, menopause, and PMS. It can even be helpful in alleviating side effects from Chemotherapy.
2 Pine West Plaza, Albany, NY 12205 (518) 690-2016
The Acupuncture Office
Acupuncture, Suk Jok Acupuncture, Medical Qigong, Chinese Herbs and Nutrition, Micro-current Light Therapy.
15-B Century Hill Drive, Latham, NY (518) 785-8999
Gong Baths, Four Handed Bodywork, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Bodywork, Thai Yoga Massage, Cranial-Sacral Therapy, Mother & Infant Massage, Structural Integration, Hot Stone Massage, The M.E.L.T. Method® (MELT)
578 New Loudon Road Latham, NY 12110 (518) 389-2200
79 Washington Street Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 389-2083
Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy
School for Massage Therapy, Energy Work, etc.
3 Cerone Commercial Drive Albany, NY School: (518) 489-4026 Massage Clinic: (518)489-4068
Choices Counseling & Consulting
Choices Counseling and Consulting has been serving the Capital District since 1986. We provide traditional and holistic individual, couple, family, and group counseling, and specialize in issues related to sexuality, gender, and relationships. LGBTQ affirmative.
523 Western Ave #2A, Albany, New York 12203 (518) 438-2222
The Albany Damien Center
Community center for persons living with and affected by HIV/AIDS
Temporary Location: First Lutheran Church 181 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203
Mailing Address: 646 State Street Albany, NY 12203 (518) 449-7119
Damien Center Thrift Treasure Chest
All Proceeds Benefit the Programs at the Albany Damien Center to help people living with HIV/AIDS.
295 Hamilton Street, Albany NY Store Phone: (518) 436-7451
Delmar Wellness Center
Chiropractic, Therapeutic Nutrition, Online Consulting, Medicinal Herbs, Detox, Weight Loss, Touch, Energy Healing, Art Therapy, Skin Care, Ear Candling
518-439-5077 – 323 Delaware Ave. Delmar, NY
Equinox Domestic Violence Shelter
Note: For Men, Women & Children, the Shelter is at an undisclosed location. Please call for assistance.
518.432.8950 DV Hotline: (518) 432-7865
Grafton Peace Pagoda
Buddhist Temple and Pagoda for Global Peace. Hot spot for meditation and healing.
87 Crandall Road Petersburgh, NY (518)658.9301
Healing Arts and Chiropractic Center
Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Massage, Allergy Ear Candling/Reiki, Spinal Decompression
3 Computer Drive W, Suite 126A Albany, NY (518) 458-9113
Heartspace Yoga & Healing Arts
Yoga Studio. Kirtan. Reiki. Massage. Workshoppes.
Albany Heartspace: 747 Madison Ave. Albany, NY (518) 512-3390
Troy Heartspace: 10 2nd Street Troy, NY
Honest Weight Food Coop
Member owned natural foods market. Offers store tour, membership information, sale flyer, and class details.
100 Watervliet Avenue, Albany, NY 12206 (518) 482-2667
Sleeping Dragon Farm
Sanctuary for Gatherings both Quiet and Energetic. Moon Circles, Musical Concerts, Ceremony & Ritual, Writers & Artists Retreats, Workshops & Back-to-the-Earth Learning. Customized Private Healing Sessions, Weed Walks, A Meditation Garden & More. Founded in 2005.
Contact Elisabeth Rolfe for more details. Dragon Ridge, Duanesburg, New York 12056
Stram Center for Integrative Medicine
Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Many Massage Therapies, Guided Imagery, Homepathic Therapy, IV Therapies, Naturopathic Medicine, Nutritional Counseling, Pain Management, Reiki, Primary Care
388 Kenwood Ave, Delmar, NY (518) 689-2244
- Holistic Physicians, Acupuncturists, Chiropractors & Massage Therapists
Click the link to see local Capitol Region Numbers & Addresses
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Abusive Incest Recovery
For free, confidential support call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1,
chat online, or send a text message to 838255. 24-hour Crisis Hotline 214-941-1991
- Addiction Prevention: 34 Essential Lesson Plans for Educators
- Alternative Treatments for Addiction
- New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-942-6906 Check out their website for local Rape Crisis Programmes
- Drug Prevention 4 Teens
- Homeless Travelers Aid Society of the Capital District (518) 463-2124
- Hopeline Suicide Hotline
- Integrated K-12 Drug Addiction Prevention Curriculum
- Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
- Strategies for Managing Abuse Related Trauma (SMART) Ritual Abuse
Helps to stop mind control, ritual abuse, & child abuse
- Teen Depression – A Guide for Parents
- The Trevor Project 1-866-488-7386
For lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth
- Veteran’s Crisis Line
For free, confidential support call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1,
chat online, or send a text message to 838255
- ZocDoc Search for Mental Health Service Providers