Scheduling Practitioners

Scheduling STC Practitioners 

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Our Practitioners

Jennie Oesterreicher

Readings & Reiki by Jennie
Certified Psychic Medium/Intuitive, Reiki Master

Jennie Oesterreicher is a certified psychic/medium/intuitive and Reiki Master who has been developing her natural gifts since childhood.

She is a graduate of the Holistic Studies Institute's Intuitive Development certification program, and is also HSI-certified as an energy healer.

Jennie is a genuinely compassionate and gentle soul who delights in connecting her clients to their own healing energies while delivering guidance, support and insights from their loved ones, angels and spirit guides on the other side.

Jennie is also an ordained minister through the Universal Life Church and is available for weddings, funerals and other ceremonies to commemorate life events.

You can find Jennie at STC Intuitive Fairs as one of their Readers, heading a Intuitive Share and available on Saturday Reading Days at Spirit Tree Connections. 

Contact Jennie:

Book with Jennie

Laura Bailey
LMT, Reiki Master

Eagle Crest Therapies, LLC
Licensed Massage Therapist, Craniosacral Therapy, Reflexology, Reiki Energy Therapy

Laura Bailey is a graduate of the well renowned Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy.  Laura is a Usui Reiki Master and  Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist .  She is also trained in Aromatherapy and enjoys the healing properties of therapeutic grade essential oils as well as gifts from the earth in working with gemstones and healing crystals in her sessions.  She is a Hospice Volunteer and has worked with clients in all stages of life from attending and assisting in the processes of birth to the process of transitioning into the next realm.  

Laura is a caring therapist, mindful of where her clients are in body, mind and spirit, she supports them in health and healing along their life journey.  Laura embraces her knowledge that each client has individual needs and looks forward to assisting each client's journey in wellness.

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Rachel Garrett

Certified Integrative Energy Therapy

One of the modalities that I am certified in is Integrative Energy Therapy.  Integrated Energy Therapy® (IET) sessions use angelic energy to work directly with your body’s cellular memory and energy field to get the “issues out of your tissues” for good. IET helps you to safely and gently release limiting energy patterns from your past, empower and balance your life in the present, and embody your full potential as you move into your future.
Benefits of IET Sessions: 
•   Can painlessly release your suppressed feelings and
your limiting cellular memories.
•   Supports you in enhancing your health, life purpose,
prosperity and creativity.
•   Empowers you to experience fulfilling loving
relationships in all areas of your life.
•   Provides gentle yet powerful support for survivors of childhood traumas such as physical and sexual abuse, alcoholic and dysfunctional families.
•   Supports your self-healing at all levels, physical,
emotional, mental and spiritual.
•   Increases your connection to your angels and helps you work
with them in your life.
•   Helps you to discover and live your Soul’s mission in life..

Contact Rachel:
Book with Rachel
Toni Craft
Reiki Master/Teacher

Metaphysical, Fairyologist and
Shop Management at Reiki Rocks!

Toni is a master/teacher and instructor for all levels of Reiki.   She holds monthly Reiki Classes at Spirit Tree Connections along with a monthly Reiki Share that encourages her past and present students to share in their experiences, offers them refreshers, reattunements and camaraderie .  

Her knowledge base is metaphysical and personal healing.

With over 10 years of experience in the healing arts, she delivers workshops on Healing Crystals and Elementals (Fairies, Knomes, etc), Young Living Essential Oils and leads Intuitive Shares.

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Contact Toni directly at

Reiki with Toni
Brandon Russ

Founder/Owner of Spirit Tree Connections

Brandon’s path has been profound to the formation of the talent, vision and delivery of the vibe of Spirit Tree Connections. As a practitioner, he delivers classes/workshops on Intuitive Awareness &  Development and Intuitive Living & Leadership. 

He holds events and workshops around the world, holding Wellness retreats in local venues in upstate NY and promoting Intuitive Living and becoming the best version of yourself. Other events include Evenings of Mediation and Messages, as well as Guided Music Meditations. All of his events include Empowerment for the individuals in attendance, to go out and be the light they are meant to shine for the world to see. As a Co-Creating Host, he is the mediator of the Guest Speaker Series, has a weekly meditation podcast and is developing a syndicated radio platform.

As a consultant, he works with companies to regain their positive flow of what makes them great. He facilitates management seminars and team creativity visions. He approaches the team/company concept by assuming that each individual has something vested in the company beyond a paycheck. With over 15 years as a director in the staffing industry, he knows how to create an environment of productive and desired employees … and promotes performance in a way the company simply can’t see yet.

He uses tools of Medium ship, as well as practical applications as a credentialed Recovery Coach and Spiritual and Intuitive Counselor. 

Brandon is involved with development of students as well as Indigo Parenting, Mindfulness in the Classroom, Funny You Should Say That (a monthly gallery style message circle), From Burn Out to Balance for Healers and several other series.

Brandon has also produced and performed on Meditation Recordings (iTunes) and is the author of the forthcoming book, Return on Energy (Balboa). This book begins the conversation on what energy is to the human life and how Empaths are affected, how to create and combine your passions, emotions and challenges into your life of triumph and success.

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Contact Brandon at:
Reading with Brandon
Dr. Cricket  Medbery, DPT, ATC

Chakra Balancing, Acupressure, Cranial Sacral Therapy

Dr. Cricket graduated from the University of Hartford with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.  She has a bachelor’s degree from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO in Exercise Science with a concentration in Athletic Training.  Cricket is a certified athletic trainer and a licensed physical therapist specializing in craniosacral therapy, which she studied at the Upledger Institute.  She is also trained in process acupressure, chakra balancing, and manual therapy.  

  She visits Spirit Tree once a month to provide  CranioSacral  and /or Chakra Balancing  appointments. 

She brings all of her talents to Spirit Tree Connections with the workshop “Balancing your Chakras” .

When not healing people, Cricket can be found skiing, salsa dancing, camping, or traveling with her husband, Dan, and their dog, Santino

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Book a Session with Cricket
Ed Hubbell

Acupuncture, Cupping and Qigong 

Ed has studied and practiced Qigong for the last 17 years.  He received his master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from the Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado.  He has had the privilege of working with several renowned Masters such as Kenneth Cohen, Tom Tam and Master Zhang.  Ed has instructed groups in Boulder, CO; the island of Jamaica; and Peru as well as various locales in the Northeast US.    You can reach Ed at or visit his website. 

His specialty is Healing Qigong, which is a specialized subset of Qigong.  In his Healing Qigong workshop, you will learn by doing, learning how to heal each other as well as yourself.   Ed also offers Emotional Release of Self Healing of the Major Organ Systems Workshops.  

Ed also brings to Spirit Tree his acupuncturist and cupping services.  Both of these service's main focus is on chronic ailments and treats the whole person with his understanding of the balance of mind, body and spirituality.   He finds connection with his clients to heal and promote their overall well-being. 

Checkout Ed's website:
Acupuncture with Ed Cupping with Ed
Diane Foster

Diane Foster World
Certified Usui & Karuna Reiki Master Practitioner, Certified IET Master Instructor, Ordained Minister

Reiki Master Practitioner in both Usui and Karuna Reiki®
Integrated Energy Therapy® Master Instructor
She studied Jin Shin Jyutsu® and is working towards a certification in Metatronic Healing®. She is a member of the International Association of Reiki Professionals® and also an Ordained Minister. She combines her skills and gifts in this life to deliver a Signature Energy Session utilizing all modalities she has studied. Each session is different, and the delivery is of the whole person. She works with her clients’ guides and angels to assist them, as well as see their SoulDNA, symbols, receive messages, and sometimes see their past lives. Be sure to check out SoulDNA artwork in our shop as well! Find out more information on Diane’s website

Diane schedules her sessions at Spirit Tree Connections. 

Connect with your:
Spirit Guides
Past Lives
Totem Animals
and more.....

For a Session with Diane contact 

Jessica Betts

Usui Reiki Master/Teacher

Jessica Betts is a Reiki Master Teacher of the Usui Shiki Ryoho lineage. She began practicing Reiki in 2007 and teaching in 2009. She firmly believes in Reiki’s simplicity and efficacy as it nurtures and balances the whole person - body, mind and spirit. She strives to empower her clients and students to ultimately heal themselves. 

She teaches all levels of Reiki at Spirit Tree Connections and has monthly Reiki Shares here at STC.   

Jess  has a private practice outside of the Capital District, and is an NCBTMB approved provider for massage therapists and bodyworkers.
Contact Jess at:
and website:

Amy Pabbi

Certified Integrated Nutrition Health Coach

Amy Pabbi is a certified as a holistic health coach by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition  and certified as LTL Weight Management program. She is board certified as a holistic health practitioner by the American Association of Drug-less Practitioners this year. Amy has done her MS in Food and Nutrition from India.  Amy received her training Integrative Nutrition in New York City.  She is a member of the International Health Coaching Association and has obtained Continuing Education Units from Purchase College and the State University of New York.  She has a BS and MS in Nutrition.  Amy uses the functional medicine approach to heal the clients from the inside out. 
Amy leads workshops on nutrition and offers individual health and nutrition coaching to individuals suffering from digestive issues, Autoimmune diseases and chronic illnesses such as GERD, IBS, food allergies, Diabetes, Hypothyroidism and obesity, etc.
As a health coach, she is your personal advocate for living an energized and passionate life.  She works with her clients to help them create happy, healthy lives in a way that is flexible, fun and free of denial and discipline.  While working with Amy, you will discover the food and lifestyle choices that best support YOU.  Making gradual, lifelong changes that enable you to reach your current and future health goals. 
What Amy offers:
  • 1:1 Coaching Sessions
  • Weigh Loss for People with Diabetes
  • 7-day Cleanse
  • 21-day Detox
  • Live The Lifestyle Weight Management Program 12 Weeks
  • Meal Planning for Busy People
  • Pantry Makeovers
  • Tour the Store
  • Organic Cooking Classes
  • Healthy Shopping Lists
  • Exercise/Stress Management Plans
Schedule a free one-hour health consultation by contacting Amy at:
or email:
Feel free to browse Amy's website:
1:1 Coaching Session
Mary Peyton

Munay's Wisdom
Shamanic Healer, Reiki Master
Munay means Heart in Quechua (Inca)

Contact Mary:

Scheduling information coming!
Leiah Bowden

Lightspeak Transformational Arts
Intuitive Artist,  Soul Path Activator

Leiah Bowden is a lifelong meditator, self-taught, intuitive artist and visionary. She accesses a realm where our souls are unveiled, and from within a light trance state, creates these spiritual Energy Portraits in pastels as commissioned works of art and healing tools. Each Energy Portrait comes with guidance from the subject's and Leiah's higher Self, angelic being, and off-planet intelligence.  

In addition to serving as individual tools for healing and personal growth, these remarkable images illustrate the shamanic origin of the crowns, helmets, headresses, and other ritual and costume elements that have come down to us from ancient civilizations.  

I encourage the radiance of the divine in the Earth; I mirror to people what they want to love, and the beauty and possibility that their lives can be and already are. I focus the healing force within me for those who ask for it. I create Energy Portraits, intuitive activation tools for personal growth and transformation. 

An Energy Portrait, which includes an audio tape or cd I create of received guidance, singing, and chanting, helps people identify and connect with their soul path, and helps them acknowledge and begin to integrate all of their aspects through the steps they are taking on their spiral journey. People also use Energy Portraits for physical healing. In a session, whether in person or long-distance, I see, hear, and feel your vibratory patterns; I receive guidance for people from the multi-dimensional constellation of their angelic and off-planet aspects; and I record all of this on tape or digitally, on paper, and through a healing guided energy release and infusion of healing energy. 

I am also concerned and involved in the exciting and necessary movement to improve elder care and reintroduce the importance of including the aged in the family circle and community.

Contact Leiah:

Intuitive Medium Christine S

Intuitive Medium

As a lifelong medium with genuine psychic abilities, I have been speaking with people who have crossed over since I was 2 years old. I was too young to know that what I could do is something special that only a select few individuals are capable of doing. To me it all seemed natural because my abilities were revealed to me at such an early age.

As I grew up, I began using my gift to help people find answers to important life questions they need guidance and direction with.  I am committed to providing the closure, direction, and guidance people need to move forward with their life in a more positive light.

"Make sure that you live every day to the fullest, be kind to everyone that comes across your path, and treat others as you would like to be treated. Say positive affirmations everyday and know that you can accomplish anything that you put your mind to!"

Christine has joined Spirit Tree Connections as one of their Mediums/Readers.  She is involved with the monthly Intuitive Fairs, she will be conducting Message Circles twice a month, and will be available for private and group readings at STC.

Christine will be channeling your loved ones to help you resolve questions and bring closure. Looking for answers to life questions, Christine will also be connecting with your angels and spirit guides to give direction to questions.

Contact Christine:

Christine's Website:
Private Reading w/Christine
David Wilson

Screenwriter, Author

David has written screenplays across a variety of genres: horror, thriller, action, comedy, drama...even family fare. He was born and raised in East Texas, but moved to Chicago after college, where he honed his craft writing, directing and producing industrial videos. He later moved to upstate New York, but still travels regularly to New York City, Texas and Los Angeles.

David is a regular at Spirit Tree Connections teaching students the fundamentals in writing.  His humor and light hearted way of teaching makes him a favorite among all.

Contact David:


Dr. Rani Gandham

Pediatrician, Reiki Master, Mind+Body Clinic, Hypnosis, Lactation Consultant and
Integrative Health Services for Children and Families

Rani Gandham is a practicing general pediatrician for over 20 years in the Capital District. After 12 years of a traditional practice, Dr Gandham felt like she was treating the smoke instead of the fire.  Searching for new ways of integrating non prescription method of treatment and prevention, led her to her passion. Her focus has been on child and adult wellness. She currently hold certifications as a Reiki Master, hypnotherapist, chair yoga and lactation consultant. 

Dr. Gandham holds laughing yoga classes, visits other pediatric offices as a consultant for pediatric wellness and stress reduction for the staff.  She has a general pediatric practice in Schenectady. 

Rani is  an active member at Spirit Tree Connections, bringing all her expertise in the medical world, along with  leading meditations, stress relief classes, yoga workshops and much more!  She is also co-creator to Mindfulness in the Classroom Series, a unique mindfulness program offered by Spirit Tree Connections, to school districts. 

Dr. Gandham is married with a son and daughter in law. Spending time with family and anything in the great out doors brings her joy.

Contact Rani direct at:

Mike Rossi

Martial Arts Instructor

Mike Rossi has 25 years of martial arts experience in multiple styles, and is a fifth degree black belt in traditional Japanese Karate.  He has 20 years of teaching experience, including numerous seminars on integrating martial arts and yoga practices.  

Mike brings his practice to Spirit Tree with Self Defense classes and Breathing (Sensei) Classes.  Keep an eye on our calendar for his next scheduled class.

Contact Mike:

Dave Roberts, LMSW

Bootsy & Angel Books, LLC

David J. Roberts, LMSW, became a parent who experienced the death of a child, after his daughter Jeannine died of cancer on 3/1/03 at the age of 18.
He is a retired addiction professional and is also an adjunct professor in the psychology and psychology-child life departments at Utica College, Utica, New York.  

Dave is also the chapter leader for The Compassionate Friends of the Mohawk Valley Dave is a featured speaker, workshop presenter and coach for Aspire Place ( 

He has presented workshops at national conferences of The Compassionate Friends and Bereaved Parents of The USA. Dave has also been a keynote speaker at national gatherings of The Bereaved Parents of the USA.
Dave is contributing writer for the Open to Hope Foundation and a Huffington Post Contributor.

Dave brings his expertise in Bereavement Counseling to STC!  He also leads Pet Bereavement Classes as well as Spirit Animals and Signs from Nature Classes.

Contact Dave:

Joella Casse


Joella brings her Mosaic Classes to Spirit Tree Connections.  Be sure to keep an eye on the events calendar for her regularly scheduled classes.

Contact Joella:

Marci Ross, ACP, Medium

Angel Guided Intuitive/Medium

Angel Parties, Tarot Parties, Energy Therapy, Magnified Healing and Special Events

Marci Ross is a natural visionary and empath who channels messages of love, wisdom and healing through Angel realms and transitioned loved ones.
Working with Angels ensures that the information and energy received is trustworthy, of the Light, and of the purist vibration and intention.

Marci has studied psychic awareness at Holistic Spiritualist Institute in Albany, New York, is certified in Magnified Healing, is a Certified Angel Practitioner and Medium through the teachings of Doreen Virtue and is a Certified Transpersonal Counselor with The American Institute of the Whole Person.

She has served as a trusted Angel Card Consultant for an on-line advisory service and hosts gatherings at various locales in the Greater Albany area, as well as at various locations in Southwest Florida.
Marci is available for private and phone consultations. She also 
provides spiritual-guided meditations, spiritual mentorship and empowerment, chakra clearing therapy as channeled with Michael the Archangel, Tarot and Angel consultations.

Spirit Tree is fortunate to have Marci as one of our guest Readers and Meditation Facilitators.

Contact Marci:
Bethany Gonyea

Albany Peace Project

is the Founder and Director of NUMINOUS, sponsor for the Albany Peace Project.  

For over 20 years, Bethany Gonyea, MS has watched people invoke the power of focused healing intention to facilitate health and well being during hundreds of private and public biofeedback sessions.  Biofeedback is essentially the art and science of intention, and it continually demonstrates through objective instrumentation that our minds have immediate and profound impact inside our bodies. But what if we harnessed the same intention outside our bodies?  Could we positively impact the world around us?

She is the former Director of Biofeedback of the Albany TMJ & Facial, Biofeedback Specialist and longtime student of the ancient internal healing arts. Ms Gonyea was certified by three independent professional organizations (including the prestigious Biofeedback Institute of America and the Neurotherapy and Biofeedback Certification Board), as a Biofeedback Specialist.  She is currently a licensed mentor with the Institute of Heartmath.

Ms.Gonyea’s life dramatically changed 22 years ago when she read her first prayer research study performed at San Francisco General Hospital by lead researcher Cardiologist, Randolph Byrd. This study demonstrated that when a group of patients in the cardiac unit had been the object of healing prayer, they showed significant improvement over the control group.

Later, Ms. Gonyea learned about Transcendental Meditation Research that suggests when a relatively small group of people meditate, it correlates with a calming effect on the entire population.

Ms. Gonyea is currently Director of NUMINOUS, an inter-faith spiritual organization that specializes in teaching members reliable methods that heighten consciousness to strengthen and inspire dynamic lives of service. Her highest hope for this research is that as people create a peaceful space within themselves each day during  the months of January 2013-2023  and invite others to do the same, they will be inspired by the still small voice within each of them to follow their own genius and change the world for the better in their own unique ways.

“People need to know they can vote with their heart to facilitate seeing the positive changes they want to see in the world.  Peace is our birthright.”

Albany Peace Project Website:

The Albany Peace Project is sponsored by Numinous. 
NUMINOUS is a 501(c)3 interfaith spiritual organization which offers lectures to the public that synthesize, biofeedback training, intentional and prayer research, and spiritual tenants which provide reliable methods for heightening consciousness that strengthen and inspire dynamic lives of service.

To help people feel more confident and step out to pursue their higher callings, NUMINOUS offers four types of classes. Most all of the classes are combined with highly skilled meditation techniques to lead the nervous system into “deep practice” of concepts.

Numinous Website:

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