My name is Samantha and I’m a Holistic Practitioner—specializing in The Emotion Code, The Body Code, Reiki Healing and Access Bars. I discovered the field of alternative medicine while I was working in the police force and struggling with depression and PTSD. I started Level Up Healing to provide a healing program that is safe, natural and accessible to everyone. Similar to traditional therapy, Level Up Healing empowers individuals to take ownership of their life and overall health. I help people overcome physical, mental and spiritual ailments by releasing energy blocks in the body and reprogramming the subconscious mind to replace limiting beliefs that do not serve their highest potential.
I have always been fascinated by human behavior and how the
brain works—specifically how we respond and overcome trauma.
My formal training in criminology, anthropology and forensic
psychology prepared me to accurately prevent and respond to
countless emergency situations, but I felt that we’re treating the
symptoms and not the core problems of a broken society. This hit
home in my personal life where I was struggling everyday with my
PTSD and depression. I was treating my symptoms and not the root
cause. Unresolved trauma from sexual abuse & Law Enforcement
as well as depression led me to a dark place where I debated on taking my own life. This wake up call led me to discovering alternative medicine and took me on a journey of self discovery and taking control of my life.
Law Enforcement and my personal experiences opened my eyes to mental
health struggles, both in the community and behind the badge, and the
ineffective solution the healthcare system prescribed. I interacted with many
people who were candid about their struggle with mental illness. I heard, and
at times witnessed, the heavily medicated, the self-medicated who stifled
negative emotions with drugs and alcohol, people engaging in self-harm and
other dangerous behaviors and the cry of suicidal ideations. This was a
reflection of my personal struggles. I knew, along with the people I interacted
with, this couldn’t be it. I couldn’t believe I had to live this way for the rest
of my life.
After my wake up call I embraced the energy healing work and began
reprogramming my subconscious mind. It was difficult at first but
overtime it became easier. My body was slowly letting go of survival
mode. I began sleeping better with the nightmares decreasing, I was able
to manage stress better, and my emotional baseline was happiness.
What was most important is that I no longer felt fear. I was finally at
peace. I finally did what no medication or doctor was able to do, I
overcame my PTSD and took my power back. After 5 years serving our
community, I stepped away from policing and into a different form of
It is my passion to help people release the past that is suppressed in their
body which is causing physical, emotional, and mental pain through energy
healing and teach people how to identify and let go of limiting beliefs by
reprogramming their subconscious mind through mindset coaching.
Everything begins with YOU! You have the ability to change your life
regardless of the circumstances!
When you change, everything in your life changes.
WHAT IS LEVEL UP HEALING?
The name “Level Up Healing” is in honor of my love for video games. Video
games have always been an important part of my life. It brings people
together, the stories are fantastic and it teaches you life lessons (believe it
or not). The gaming community is very unique and is almost like a brotherhood
or sisterhood. When you meet someone for the first time and you find out
you’re both gamers a friendship is born! Video games also helped me during
the tough times in my life where I was depressed and felt alone.
Video games are very similar to changing your mindset and healing as well!
Most video games are about defeating the main boss and you level up your
character by completing side quests, main missions and upgrading your gear.
At the end of the game you take on the boss based on all the skills you learned and the gear you upgraded. Plus, you will have to learn the techniques of the boss and you do this by trial and error and most importantly, failing A LOT. But there is this beautiful moment
where you know the boss better than it knows itself and you defeat them!
So how does this relate to real life?
The boss could be depression, PTSD, feeling unworthy, etc. To overcome
this boss you must learn tools and techniques (upgrading gear and
acquiring skills) such as nervous system regulation, energy healing,
mental diet, exercise, breathwork just to name a few. Your side quests
could be doing some of these tools and techniques a few times a day as well
as when you notice emotions surfacing. Learning the techniques of the boss is being aware of your thoughts, emotions, and what triggers you. You begin to have a better understanding of yourself and your reactions to the world around you. Each day you are leveling up your gear and skills by living life (side quests).
Then the boss will show itself (triggers, spiraling, intense emotions) and
you use everything you learned to defeat it! Now it’s ok to “fail” and let the
boss consume you. What matters is getting back up and having the
courage to do it again. That’s when you have leveled up and won!
Level Up Healing is all about learning how to release the past, work with
emotions and triggers so you can step into your power and Level Up
Your Life! Each day we have the opportunity to face our boss and decide
that we are more powerful, stronger and badass!
EDUCATION AND LICENSES
FOUNDER, LEVEL UP HEALING
June 2020 - Present
The Belief Code, Discover Healing (Certified 2024)
Omni/Warrior Reiki Level I, II, and Master, The Blue Bodhi (Certified 2023)
Access Bars, Access Consciousness (Certified 2022)
The Body Code, Discover Healing (Certified 2021)
The Emotion Code, Discover Healing (Certified 2021)
Usui Reiki Level I, II and Master, Holistic Journey's (Certified 2019-2020)
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
April 2016 - October 2020
Female Enforcers, Calibre Press (certified February 2019)
Crimes Against Children, Ohio Attorney General’s Office (certified September 2018)
Interview the Crime Victim, Ohio Attorney General’s Office (certified August 2018)
FBI Behavioral Analyst Unit (certified June 2018)
BCI High Risk Youth Initiative, Ohio Attorney General’s Office (certified February 2018)
Death Notice, Ohio Attorney General’s Office (certified January 2018)
Crime Victim’s Rights, Ohio Attorney General’s Office (certified November 2017)
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement, Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (certified March 2017)
O.V.I Task Force Deputy, Summit County Sheriff’s Office (certified March 2017)
Policing in the 21st Century, Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (certified October 2016)
MASTER'S DEGREE, FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY
Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota
OPOTA CERTIFIED TRAINING, POLICE ACADEMY
The University of Akron and Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Akron, Ohio
BACHELOR'S DEGREE, CRIMINOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE, APPLIED BUSINESS, DIGITAL VIDEO AND FILMMAKING
Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, Ohio
I am not a medical professional or a licensed therapist.
By purchasing an Energy Healing Session (Reiki, Emotion Code, Body Code, and Access Bars) you are agreeing that this does not replace any psychological and/or medical treatment. Energy Healing is a tool to help the body relax and naturally heal and can be used alongside psychological and/or medical treatment.
Confidentiality: I agree to treat the Holistic Practitioner - Client relationship as confidential. All information exchanged is considered confidential unless you express to harm yourself and/or others.
I have a right to refuse service.
Refunds: I do not offer refunds for completed services or if appointment cancelled within 24 hours.