Elizabeth’s mission is to eliminate the social and economic barriers that prevent many of us from accessing the wellness services that we need. She proudly serves clients from all racial, ethnic and gender backgrounds. She is passionate about assisting people in regaining their own intuitive wisdom to reach optimal states of well-being by addressing the root cause, so that sustainable lifestyle changes can be implemented. Here, at Douhridini Doula Services and Integrative Wellness, Elizabeth offers birth, reiki and ayurvedic services that reach her clients in a diversified and holistic manner.
Elizabeth graduated Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Central Connecticut State University in 2009. During her collegiate years, she spent time studying and working internationally as a health educator and community liaison. Upon graduation, Elizabeth set off to Bozeman, Montana and later to Los Angeles, CA to offer supportive wellness services to at-risk youth. She returned home to Connecticut in 2011 to serve as an AmeriCorps member at a local community health center. She was an assistant for Connecticut’s Early Detection Program, where she supported low-income women and men in accessing preventative health care services while simultaneously managing social media outreach.
In 2012, Elizabeth began her studies at Kripalu School of Ayurveda in Stockbridge MA. In April of 2013, she achieved her Reiki Level 1 Certification with Hartford Hospital’s Department of Integrative Medicine. In August of 2013, she completed her birth doula training at Birthwise Midwifery School in Bridgton, Maine followed by a complementary birth doula training under the tutelage of home birth midwife, Michelle L’Esperance, in Northampton, MA.
In her leisure time, Elizabeth enjoys training her dog Mia, visiting local farmer’s markets, making ghee, practicing sustainable and minimalist living and exploring uncharted territory near and far. She is currently working on a tiny house project to bring attention to the lack of safe and affordable housing here in the United States. The name of the Indiegogo campaign for her tiny home project is “Tiny Living, Big Thinking“.