Committed to the Cause

Since our founding in 2000, Nile's Edge has developed and grown in a positive direction. We’re very proud of the diversity of our staff, and their abilities to contribute their own unique experience and skills to our success. Find out more about some of our team members below.



Co-Founder/Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Dr. Katrina Sanford is down for smashing the patriarchy, sexism, and racism through self and community healing. She is a Clinical Psychotherapist with specialties in Trauma and Sex Therapy. Dr. Sanford uses her trauma informed background to challenge social injustice issues for her clients and community, particularly racially induced inequities. Dr. Sanford spends much of her time helping her clients decolonize their minds, bodies, and souls from Eurocentric ways of being that continue to negatively impact our whole selves. Becoming our better selves involves breaking down the historical inaccuracies the dominant culture has created about our people and being open to working through the intergenerational traumas/barriers that have left our people with a lack of understanding of how truly amazing we are. I'm here to help you develop the self-love that is necessary for true growth and evolution in this life. 

Learn more about Dr. Sanford here:


Healing Artist/ Breathworker

Ancestral lineage from the Mandika people of Mali  and the Maroons of Jamaica. Aishé is a Seattle Healing Artist. She works with breath work, meditation, medicine making and performance theater healing. Aishé attributes her passion about health and healing first to her mother. From youth her mother taught her the tools of the medicine woman, knowing how to heal yourself holistically with herbs and food. She then gives high praise to her teachers,who have guided her journey in  breath work , grief ritual, Ancestral work and medicine making for black and brown folx.  Aishé has facilitated healing circles with various communities ; including the VA, Women/Men/Youth Correctional facilities and our elder communities.You can heal with her every Monday at Monday Night Meditation at Nile's Edge and in private breath work/root medicine sessions.

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Spiritual Healer

Omitosin, The Spiritual Curator, brings many gifts, spiritual tools and workshops to help her clients with their personal transformation…Her collection of healing tools is vast and she supports clients on their path with loving kindness and non judgement. Using intuitive Ifa readings, reiki, chakra balancing, ritual, coaching, as well as crystals, and other tools, Omi assists clients in getting an understanding of their own energy and healing. 

Her intuitive and mediumship gifts help them “see the unseen”, as well as gain confidence and confirmation of their own gifts. Omitosin is also an initiated senior priest in the She practices and is in leadership through the Obafemi Institute for the Divine Study of Ifa (OIDSI), based in Houston Texas. She was initiated into the West African indigenous tradition of Ifa (Meaning the wisdom of nature). the in Ode Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria in 2010.

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Dr. G's way of healing currently focuses on the liberation of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) minds and bodies through healing and transforming personal and inter-generational trauma, guiding rites of passage, and deeply experiencing the narratives of our experiences of birth, old age, sickness, and death/transition with humor, non-aggression, and deep compassion. I work most with artists, healers, academics, activists/change makers, and deep seekers who appreciate the process of the path of growth and transformation.

Additionally, Dr. G is a Buddhist Minister, teacher, and Meditation Instructor in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage.

Learn more about Dr. G here:




Anastacia-Renee is a queer writer, educator, artist and intuitive. She uses her super powers for good and she is interested in the (body) and the untold stories, memories and gifts it holds & releases.

Learn more about Anastacia-Renee here: 

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I am a mindfulness based mental health therapist, specializing in trauma and POC wellness. I recognize the intersectionality in our lives and provide a safe space for people of color (POC) and LGBTQIA folks and their families. I have provided support to children and adults who are recovering from child abuse or sexual abuse since 2008. My approach is holistic to help you utilize your strengths and build new skills for coping. Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MBCT), ACT, EMDR, DBT, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) are therapies in which I have training to help clients process their experiences. 

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Energy and Bodyworker

I see massage therapy as an essential part of holistic health. In my practice I focus on raising awareness of the body, mind, and spirit connection through a combination of intuitive body and energy modalities. Massage to me is an artform just like painting and poetry. I am inspired by each and every one of my clients to collaborate on creating their best self. When I am not massaging you may catch me teaching, performing, or facilitating workshops.

Special Interest: womyn, gender non-conforming, lgbtq, sex positivity, dancers/athletes, anxiety and depression.

Modalities Practiced: Cranial Sacral Therapy, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Pregnancy, Swedish, Hot Stone, and Chakra Balancing.

Learn more about Sadiqua Iman here:


Sound Healer

Naa Akua is a lover of sound and word and the healing effects it can give.

To schedule a sound healing session with Naa Akua, email them here: 



Art Therapy

My practice is rooted in the notion that through art-making, creativity, and a dynamic therapeutic relationship you can begin to explore your understanding of your ideal self and its juxtaposition to your worldview. Through the alignment of how you believe others see you, how you wish to be seen by others, and how you see yourself you are capable of evolving and actualizing that optimum entity. It is my role to accompany you as you embark on the odyssey that is self-discovery and transformation through art and language.


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Liz Davis


Reiki Master

Liz Davis is a Reiki Master who joined the Healthy Living Movement in 1998 when she went from 400 to 220 pounds over two years. Most recently, healing childhood trauma saved her life and met a transformation milestone reaching 200 pounds in 2012. She now uses writing, drama and workshops with other health industry professionals to share her story and offer the life-changing benefits of holistic self care to all who aspire a healthy lifestyle. 


Her outreach is focused on the African American community who suffer in greater numbers from preventable conditions than the average American. Liz can be found promoting the message of healthy living via monthly community walks, performing arts and as an energy healing practitioner in the discipline of Reiki. 


Contact her today for workshop consultation, registration and appointments at 206-890-7962 or and on social media:

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