Chittenden County Regional Coordinator
Ellen Albertson, PhD, RDN, CD, CPHWC is a Reiki Master-Teacher, PhD Psychologist, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Professional Health & Wellness Coach and Mindful Self-compassion teacher. An expert on wellbeing, Ellen has appeared on Extra, the Food Network and NBC World News and has been quoted in Psychology Today, Eating Well and USA Today. She has written for SELF, Better Homes & Gardens and Good Housekeeping. She brings over 25 years of counseling, coaching, and Reiki experience to her teaching and healing practice.
Ellen learned Reiki 1 in 1994 from Libby Barnett and Maggie Chambers at Unicorn Books in Arlington, MA. She become a Reiki Master in 2002 and started using Reiki to empower her life coaching and nutrition clients. In 2015, after using Reiki in hospice work, Ellen felt called to teach Reiki and currently teaches all levels. She offers a monthly Reiki share at Yoga Roots in Shelburne and practices Reiki in her South Burlington office and at the Turning Point Center in Burlington where she works with individuals in recovery. She’s passionate about mentoring Reiki students, combining Reiki with Self-compassion, and using Reiki to address the Opiate Crisis.