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If you're looking to get past feelings of being stuck, stressed and overwhelmed by life's curveballs, then there is a number of ways I can help you. I've spent my career helping people find answers, make a fresh start and get focus on what matters most.
Rita inspires people to learn, laugh, and care for themselves and others.
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After college Rita served as a full-time Jesuit Volunteer in Hartford, Connecticut. There, she gained her greatest education – working with the poor and underserved with an HIV/AIDS diagnosis. She patiently guided them through the emotional and practical demands faced by her clients. As the HIV/AIDS disease spread to the public arena, Rita's local and statewide advocacy efforts brought much-needed funding and recognition to this once-disenfranchised group.
One of Rita’s spiritual shifts occurred at this time, leading her to explore teachings outside of her traditional religious upbringing. She discovered energy work, attended classes and read spiritual and self-help books.
For nearly ten years, Rita served oncology patients and staff as a social worker in outpatient, community-based cancer treatment clinics. Here, she provided emotional and spiritual support, raised money, organized educational and social events and offered numerous classes on self-care, meditation and breath work.
The second of Rita’s spiritual shifts happened at this time, showing her a new way of connecting with Angels and loved ones who crossed into Spirit form. At a one-week retreat she discovered powerful insights about her next steps in life. Soon after this life-altering experience, she began to share intuitive messages with friends and loved ones.
Today, Rita is the Founder of Turning Point Services, Ltd., where she researches, writes, consults, and speaks on topics that support individuals, groups and cancer-care professionals. She joyfully delivers presentations to organizations that want to motivate staff and build human potential.
An authority on the topics of joy, self-care, grief recovery, cancer wellness, cancer survivorship, work-life balance, and conquering the challenges of change, Rita's helps people connect to the inner voice.
As a Wellness Coach, clients seek Rita for very personal help and guidance. Her intuitive services such as Angel Readings, Spiritual Clearings and Intuitive Readings have brought greater awareness and comfort to clients.
Rita is the author of “Nurturing Spirit through Complementary CancerCare” for the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. She is also co-author of other clinical oncology articles. Rita has also published writings in Elephant Journal.
A co-founder of the non-profit, Destination Hope, Rita has been instrumental in promoting the art of positive living through humor, support and knowledge for individuals touched by cancer.
Rita holds a Master’s degree in social work from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work and an undergraduate degree from John Carroll University.
Rita has devoted her life to helping others and has earned these accolades:
Humor and Relationships - Everybody Loves Them Award, Humor at Work
Outstanding Continuing Education Presenter, Cleveland State University
Excellence in cancer service: Journey of Hope, Charlotte Tletski Golden Dove Award
Distinction in serving patients and loved ones: University Hospitals
Service Excellence Award Recognition for high quality patient care: Community Health Partners ChamPion
Exceptional commitment to social work profession: Ohio National Association of Social Workers, Region 3, Outstanding Service Award
Distinguished contributions in academia: Cleveland State University, Women Who Make a Difference
Exemplary dedication to the poor and underserved: Ohio House of Representatives, Outstanding Service as a Jesuit Volunteer