Terrie received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology-Native American Studies from Dartmouth College and a Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey. A deep desire to be in a healing profession led her to leave her practice of environmental law and to complete a Master of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City. Pacific College is known for having one of the most rigorous curriculums in Chinese medicine in the US, comprising more than 2,000 hours of classroom training in acupuncture, Oriental medical theory, treatment technique and theory, western biomedicine, herbal medicine, and over 1,000 hours of clinical training. Terrie’s love of learning has made her a perpetual student of Chinese medicine. She has studied Classical Chinese Medicine for many years with Jeffrey Yuen, including a year-long class in Chinese Food Energetics (aka nutrition).
Terrie had a full and successful practice in New Jersey for nearly eight years. Terrie’s New Jersey practice included treating women with any sort of menstrual issue, treating infertility for both women and men (there are hundreds of babies out there whose parents she has treated), supporting individuals diagnosed with cancer in their healing process, treating pain, chronic digestive issues, and a host of other imbalances. Terrie developed solid relationships with a multitude of her New Jersey patients and remains in contact with many of them to this day.
In 2010 Terrie followed her lifelong dream of living in New Mexico and moved to Santa Fe. In May of 2011 she took and passed the New Mexico DOM licensing exam. Terrie now prefers to have a much smaller practice, working out of her home. Terrie also believes in giving back to her community, and has been doing volunteer work with Acupuncturists Without Borders since December of 2011. Terrie currently provides a Community Acupuncture clinic to active duty, reservists, and veterans at the Wellness Center at Kirtland Air Force Base and a clinic for women veterans only in Albuquerque.
In 2002 Terrie completed a 5-year master’s level curriculum taught by Dr. Jane Ely (Cherokee and Micmac) in energy medicine and shamanic counseling, a healing technique based in Native American tradition where connection with Spirit is key to healing. Terrie continues to study with Dr. Ely in her advanced classes and regularly participates in ceremonies such as sweat lodge. Terrie completed a vision quest in September, 2009.
In 2012 Terrie was diagnosed with breast cancer and designed her own treatment path integrating Western, Eastern, and energetic modalities. She is very excited about working with individuals diagnosed with cancer.