Robin has found her place in the world through the healing arts, and for the last 18 years has dedicated herself to helping people navigate their health concerns, with full compassion and individualized care. Through acupuncture and bodywork, Robin has had the privilege of working with people with a variety of health concerns, and is honored to play a role in people’s journeys towards wellness. Over the years, Robin has narrowed in on her “passion patients” and has focused much of her practice and continuing education on preconception/menstrual health, prenatal and postpartum health, and pelvic floor dysfunction. Robin is licensed to practice acupuncture in both Vermont and New York, and is board certified by the NCCAOM.
Robin’s journey began in 2005 with earning her A.A.S degree in Massage Therapy from Queensborough Community College in Queens, NY. While honing her natural skills with touch, she began to understand the workings of the human body from both western and eastern perspectives. Upon her massage therapy licensure in 2007, Robin completed a 30 hour pre/perinatal massage therapy certification, and soon attended her very first birth as labor support. This is where she truly fell in love with birth and began to focus her bodywork practice on women and pregnancy. Robin was privileged to continue to attend the births of friends and integrate her skills as a massage therapist to assist during labor.
In 2009, inspired by her exposure to Asian bodywork, Robin had a deep feeling of knowing she could do “more” for people, and began a 4 year masters degree in acupuncture. In 2013 Robin graduated with BS and MSAc degrees from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) in New York City, where she completed over 3,000 hours of didactic studies in both eastern and western sciences, and completed over 300 clinical hours treating patients. During her time at PCOM, Robin completed additional coursework in labor and delivery (L&D) acupuncture, in conjunction with her internship at Lutheran Hospital L&D in Brooklyn, NY, under her mentor Claudia Citkozitz PhD, MSAc (author of Acupressure and Acupuncture During Birth). Simultaneously, Robin completed doula training in NYC with renowned doula trainer and birth worker, Debra Pascali Bonaro (author of Orgasmic Birth) through DONA International, and completed placenta encapsulation provider training.
After receiving her acupuncture licensure through the state of NY and becoming board certified by the NCCAOM, Robin continued expanding her experience in birth work and perinatal care. Robin stayed on for postgraduate clinical work at Lutheran Hospital with Dr. Citkovitz, in addition to studying with world renowned perinatal acupuncturist Debra Betts LAc. It was during her graduate and post graduate internships that Robin was able to get a lot of hands-on experience implementing her knowledge and skills using acupuncture and body work to help facilitate positive birth outcomes for low income families.
During the early days of her acupuncture practice, Robin continued to work as a doula in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Long Island, attending hospital births, birth center births, and home births. As Robin started her own family, and grew her acupuncture practice to full time she continued to stay enmeshed with the birth world by supporting patients throughout their pregnancies and postpartum healing.
Throughout her graduate and post graduate studies, Robin was exposed to a variety of approaches to practicing acupuncture, and currently practices a combination of TCM style acupuncture, Applied Channel Theory acupuncture, Balance Method acupuncture, motor point acupuncture and trigger point/dry needle acupuncture. Through the individualized assessment of each patient, Robin uses a combination of carefully selected approaches and tools to achieve the most efficient results.
Lastly, and most importantly, Robin is a mother. It has been through her own experiences of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum struggles, that her intuition that this is the population of people she is meant to serve, was fortified even more.
Robin moved to Burlington, VT from Long Beach, NY in 2020 with her family of 3. While it was a very difficult decision to close her thriving practice in New York, Robin is beyond grateful for the easy access to nature, the pace of life in Vermont, and has been steadily growing roots in Vermont with her now family of 4!
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