Posted by on Sep 26, 2011 in Ceremony Arts, Life Enrichment Arts & Services | 0 comments

Profile and Credentials

Profile and Credentials:

I seek and am informed by personal exploration and life experiences, combining trends and training to stay current in my fields of choice. I’m honored to have apprenticed with leaders in the ceremonial and healing arts.

I love working with people who want to enrich their lives in some way, to share and support in high or low life moments. A wedding is one of those high points; Lucky me to assist engaged couples by getting to know them as they prepare for a most joyous day in their lives and be with them at the altar as they take their vows!

In addition to creating ceremony and community, I’m an experienced, gifted facilitator of healing for individuals, couples, and groups. Using the healing arts of Mind/Body/Spirit Tapestry in a caring environment, I support individuals and couples along life’s journey, especially during times of transition. My “listening” hands and heart combine with an intuitive, empathetic, eclectic approach to create an integrated and transformational experience. I feel fortunate to have opportunities to connect with and often help a diverse socio-economic population with a range of physical and mental wellness.

I’m credentialed as a Minister with degrees in Spiritual Counsel and Divine Wisdom, and Master of Spiritual Therapy. I completed a four-year seminary program of Interfaith Ministry and Counsel, was ordained in Columbia University’s St. Paul’s Chapel; I’m licensed in New York, and granted reciprocity in  additional states. In addition to creating ceremony and community, I’m an Integrative Psychotherapist, experienced and gifted as a facilitator of healing for individuals, couples, and groups offering heartfelt support along life’s journey, enhancing relationships with self and others, in times of joy as well  as times of challenge.

Work history includes administrative, computer and various social services. employment by  Social Services and the Medical Center in Corrections and then Behavioral Health, as Community Social Worker for the mentally challenged. I was employed by Westchester County and New York State and started by own business – HeartAndSoul Matters.

As an active volunteer, my service has included: Parent Aide for child abuse prevention, Facilitator of Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) workshops, Tribes Hill Music Board & Events, Tarrytown Music Hall, Purchase College Performing Arts Center, Hammond Museum’s Annual Blessing of Animals and Land, and Green Ossining. 

I love creating my own art, seeing yours, water aerobics, community and nature experiences, music, crowds and private time.


I have been a seeker and I still am,
but I stopped asking the books and the stars.
I started listening to the teaching of my soul.
~ Rumi 

Janice Arlene Rost, MSC, MSTh, MDW, RM, ACH

Interfaith Minister, Psychotherapist, Counselor, Mind/Body Integrative Therapist, Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master, Facilitator, Ceremonial Artist, Creative Writer and Artist…