Carol_Richardson_Reiki_energy healer_ WashDCSpecialty:  Intuitive Energy Healing and Life Coaching  for individuals, couples and families, Reiki Energy Healing,  Hypnotherapy, Meditation

Practice Philosophy: Chronic illness and chronic pain have emotional and psycho-spiritual components.  Rev. Carol works with you to identify and heal core issues that may be limiting your health and happiness. Combining wisdom and professional training from both East and West, Carol Richardson focuses on wellness in mind, body, and soul by helping you transform from the inside out, affirming your inner wisdom and increasing your positive energy.

Areas of Focus: Energy Therapies and Life Coaching to help heal the emotional and spiritual components of cancer, chronic pain, stress, and illness; Overcome anxiety, stress, physical pain, trauma, fears, addictions, depression; Navigate relationship issues, career choices, life’s challenges and losses; Clear the negative energy associated with stress, dis-ease, and trauma; Discover and fulfill your sense of self, purpose and enjoyment  in life.


Empowering you to access your own best inner guidance, Carol gently looks for underlying thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors which may contribute to disease and/or block attaining wellness in all areas of one’s life. She brings the energy of non-judgment and non-attachment as well as unconditional love to support you in making forward progress towards the wholeness, vitality and joy you seek in life.

Reiki Energy Healing, Intuitive Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy, and Meditation instruction are recommended as adjuncts to integrative medicine approaches, in order to achieve and to maintain optimal health. These approaches beneficially assist the client for both healing and prevention of disease. Carol intuitively employs a variety of other helpful techniques as needed, from nutrition and exercise, to affirmations, breath-work, visualizations, simple yoga stretches, and meditative techniques. Combining over twenty five years of Western theological and Eastern spiritual training, Carol works intuitively, channeling higher positive healing energies to empower you to feel better, and live more meaningfully with a sense of peace and contentment.


B.S. Psychology, Texas Christian University, 1981 with University Honors
Master of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 1988
Master of Divinity, Vanderbilt Divinity School, 1994, received Newcombe Prize
Progressive Counselling, Dip. 2001, Self-Realization Meditation Healing Centre, Somerset, UK
Natural Spiritual Healing, completed coursework 2002, SRMHC, Somerset, England, UK
Raja Yoga Meditation, 1996, Kriya Yoga 1998, Animal Healing 2000, SRMHC
Hypnotherapy Certification 2011, American Naturopathic and Holistic Association


Born on the equator in Africa, Carol’s youth was spent alternately in the US and Africa. The challenges of being widowed at age 28 and spending 17 years as a single mom led Carol to learn how to heal and to overcome life’s challenges. Ordained in 1994, Carol served churches for 15 years while also pursuing Eastern spiritual practices and studies since 1996. She now leads the Self-Realization Community of Greater Washington, DC. Blending both Eastern and Western spiritual worldviews, Rev. Richardson works with people of all faith traditions, including atheists and those who have no faith tradition. She is the author of Mornings with the Masters: Mystical Journeys in a Postmodern World, Exodus 2012: A Mission to Save the Earth and Aging Well ~ Be Your Best Self Forever! available on

To schedule an appointment, or for questions, please email Carol Richardson from the Contact Us page, or call 269-365-8939.