Kara Shamsa Houck
Working together to create a personal healing journey
Kara “Shamsa” Houck is a licensed Acupuncturist and a Master Teacher and Healer in the Shadhiliyya Sufi path. Shamsa gently guides her clients to face and transform deeply held trauma through a variety of healing modalities including acupuncture, heart based guided meditation, Zero Balancing and Prophetic Cupping, a powerfully transformative healing modality. Through these methods, Shamsa helps clients open the door to the infinite divinity within each person. Starting at this doorway, the patient and Shamsa work together to cultivate a personal healing journey — a journey through which deep and lasting healing may flourish.
A graduate of Tai Sophia Institute in Maryland, where she taught classes with one of the co-founders and supervised a student clinic, Shamsa brings great ability and training to her acupuncture treatments. Shamsa also graduated from the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism in Pope Valley, California, where she travels regularly to serve as visiting faculty and to deepen her skills in the transformative work of spiritual healing.
Dr. Tara Louchery
Dr. Tara Louchery is a clinical psychologist licensed in Maryland and Pennsylvania. She has worked in the mental health and wellness field for the past 15 years, helping others develop themselves and become more whole. Dr. Tara takes a holistic, integrative approach to health; the physical, emotional, and spiritual are all interconnected. Each aspect affects the others; therefore it is necessary to address issues in all spheres in order to achieve true wellness. She uses mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral techniques, affirmations, and other strategies in the process. She works with individuals, couples, and families to facilitate holistic healing, more satisfying relationships, improved coping with life difficulties, and resolution of trauma and stuck emotions. She works in partnership with her clients to facilitate the wellness they seek, supporting the process of becoming the most authentic self possible.
Dr. Tara graduated from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in Arlington, Virginia with a Doctorate in Psychology. In addition to providing psychological services and wellness consultation, she gratefully enjoys a full life with her soul mate and three joyful children, practices yoga, writes, and studies to learn and grow her own spirit.