Aura Station 222, A Step Ahead - Silver Spring, Maryland near metro

Laurel Damsel, LCSW-C, LICSW,
Certified Reiki Master/Teacher

Ms. Laurel Damsel earned her Reiki Master Teacher Certification with David Gleekel, RCMT, Director of The Reiki Center of Greater Washington. She has worked in the Professional Clinical Social Work field for twenty-five years. She has enjoyed developing her own social work/ therapist eclectic style and approach in treating her clients/patients, utilizing most importantly, rapport and relationship, with first emphasis on unconditional positive regard and respect: “There but for the Grace of God go I.” {John Bradford}. She applies this working philosophy with her Reiki clientele as well.

As a professional Social Work clinician, Ms. Damsel has found she enjoys treating clients/ patients with trauma issues the most and has found this work to be the most rewarding. She has developed her most significant interest working with the populations of battered women and batterers and the dynamics of domestic violence and child witnessing thereof; child abuse/neglect and the intergenerational familial patterns of such; working with those with chronic mental health issues, both inpatient and outpatient; and with military soldiers, regarding PTSD/trauma and TBI issues. She maintains a very strong interest in sexual assault issues and how many trauma issues can be intertwined, sometimes in same patients.
Ms. Damsel has committed herself to the Energy Work of Usui Reiki, in the footsteps of Dr. Mikao Usui, born in Yago, Japan, who re-discovered a healing energy he named Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho in 1922. Ms. Damsel completed 63 hours of live Reiki Training hours, 100 Session hours of documented healings, and 24 hours Assisting in level II and Master classes. She completed her studies, achieving her Usui Reiki Master Teacher Certification. Her Reiki lineage includes Dr. Mikao Usui, Dr. Chujiro Hayashi, Mrs. Hawayo Takata, Reverend Carol C. Wright and Mr. David Gleekel.   

Ms. Damsel is a member of the International Association of Reiki Practitioners. She is pleased to continue to provide Healing Work, as both a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Therapist and Reiki Practitioner to those in the DC Metro and surrounding areas. 

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