Education and Training



I earned my undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Sociology at Linfield College, a school that sits on a beautiful campus graced by hundred plus-year-old oak trees in the small community of McMinnville, Oregon. After working for the state as a caseworker, raising my two sons, and developing a private practice, I returned to school for a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Psychology. Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center (now Saybrook University) in San Francisco suited my needs and interests perfectly. As a graduate school with a Humanistic Psychology focus, it allowed me to pursue my interests in holistic health and healing. Under the Research section you can read about my Master’s Thesis on back pain, and my Ph.D. Dissertation on energy healing and Certified Healing Touch Practitioners.


Healing Touch Certified Practitioner (HTCP). Healing Touch is an energy-based healing method developed by nurses in the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA), followed a few years later by Healing Touch becoming an independent program. Information on this program, including research, newsletter, and e-magazine, can be obtained at and at


Healing Touch


Healing Touch Certified Practitioner (HTCP).  Healing Touch™ is a hands-on energy medicine therapy that is evidence-based, has a scientific and spiritual theoretical framework, and was established by holistic nurse Janet Mentgen in 1989.  Healing Touch is a holistic therapy which has been integrated in many hospitals, hospices, health care facilities, as well as in private counseling and healing practices.

As of January 31, 2014 the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), based in Washington, D.C. accredited the Healing Touch Program, Inc, for a five-year period expiring January 31, 2019.  Healing Touch Program is the only exclusively energy medicine education program to have achieved national accreditation through the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).  It has been taught in 32 countries around the world.

Dr. Weymouth is one of the few psychologists certified in Healing Touch, as most are nurses, and counts herself among the pioneers of the program, having been trained by Janet Mentgen, founder of the program, and Sharon Scandrett-Hibdon, PhD, one of the nurses who worked with Mentgen to develop, teach, and establish requirements for certification.  Dr. Weymouth was first certified in July, 1997 and achieved re-certification under the new NCCA standards in May, 2014.


Counseling: Cognitive, Behavioral, Neurolinguistic Programming, Therapeutic Storytelling, Dream Interpretation, Humanistic, Person-Centered, Guided Imagery, Focusing
Energy Healing: Healing Touch, Therapeutic Touch, Reiki, The Yuen Method. Tapas Acupressure Technique, Thought Field Therapy, Emotional Freedom Techniques, Healing From the Body Level Up, Cord Cutting
Hypnotherapy: Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy, Past Life Regression Therapy, Breath Work, Psychodrama


Healing Touch Program
Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals
Heart-Centered Therapies Association
Referral Therapist, Downtown Women’s Clinic, Portland, Oregon
Tabor Toastmasters, Portland, Oregon

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