Self-Care from the Inside Out

About Cheryl Castner, Founder of
Designed By You Healing Arts, LLC

I am a licensed speech-language pathologist in the state of Maryland and hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  I am graduate of the University of Maryland (B.A. in Hearing and Speech Sciences, 1976) and Loyola College, Baltimore (M.S. in Speech Pathology, 1979), I provided speech and language services in the public schools for over 35 years.  Additional part-time experience in speech included 15+ years in the home health care setting serving those affected by strokes, brain injuries, brain tumors, and other neurological diseases.


During the time I was providing speech services through Inova Home Health in northern Virginia, a colleague introduced me to an energy healing modality called Reiki ( My interest began to grow in this area as I began to see an acceleration in my clients’ progress in speech when combined with additional energy healing methods as well as an improvement in my own personal health and wellbeing. For the past 3 years, I have expanded my knowledge to include 21st-century science of health in the areas of epigenetics and microbiome science. When this information is now combined with energy healing, the body is now more than ever able to access its own natural healing abilities! When I am not helping others access their natural healing abilities, you may hear me sing with the National Philharmonic Chorale at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland!  

My certifications include:

  • Certified BodyTalk Practitioner
  • BodyTalk Access Technician
  • Certified Natural Health Professional
  • HolyFire® II Karuna® Reiki Master
  • ASHA-Certified Speech-Language Pathologist

*Holy Fire® & Karuna® Reiki are registered service marks of William Lee Rand


American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

International BodyTalk Association

Reiki Membership Association

Successful completion of additional coursework includes:

  • BodyIntuitive X  
  • BodyTalk Access
  • BodyTalk Fundamentals Integration
  • BodyTalk Consciousness
  • BodyTalk Lymphatic Drainage/Applied Anatomy and
  • Tapas Acupressure Technique
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Mindscape
  • Body Ecology (Microbiome Science)
  • Evolve Epigenetics
  • Evolve Epigenetics Master Group
  • SourcePoint Therapy, Modules 1 and 2