About Dori

Dori has served Evanston and nearby residents since 1994, soothing sore bodies, helping people recognize their patterns and offering tools to shift them; listening intently.

With the pandemic shutdown, she pivoted to using the images on tarot cards as a way to continue connecting with people from a safe distance, soothing their struggles, helping them see their options and create viable new paths; still listening intently.

Dori grew up outside New Haven, CT, and moved to Evanston to attend Northwestern University. While enrolled she served as a Student Health Aide and Resident Assistant, as a lab assistant with Alex the Parrot, as an intern at the Chicago Children’s Museum, and as a Baritone player in the Marching Band. She also led campus tours, and baked cookies for the dorm food service (64 dozen Chocolate Chip on Fridays!)

After college she traveled abroad for a year where she got the idea to study massage. She completed programs in both Therapeutic Massage and Zen Shiatsu at the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, and became Board Certified in 1993. In addition to a home practice, she has practiced in client homes, chiropractic offices, a wholistic healing center, a hair and nail salon, several massage and bodywork studios, and a YMCA fitness center. Between 1994 and 2013 she provided labor massage and doula care to over a hundred birthing families.

Dori and her husband raised their two children on bikes, car-free, in a solar-heated home. They thank Evanston schools and arts organizations — Dance Center Evanston, Evanston Children’s Choir, Mudlark Theater, among others — and the friends they made, for being their village.

Dori swims and square dances regularly, and kayaks on Lake Michigan in the summer. She loves walking her family’s sweet, low-to-the-ground dog, Poppy. Since 2018 she has engaged in a daily gratitude practice for which she is deeply thankful.