Silvia Farfan, Animal Reiki Practitioner and Family Support

Silvia Farfan studied and obtained her degree in Sophrology in her native country of Colombia. After graduating she moved to France to complete her Master’s and PhD in Clinical Sophrology. Silvia established her practice in Paris in 1991. For the next 20 years she treated patients, taught at the University of Paris and conducted well-being seminars in France and Italy. During that time she kept enriching her knowledge by studying a variety of holistic approaches focused on achieving a healthy balance of body, mind and emotions.

After 24 years her journey has brought her to expand her practice by learning Reiki techniques from a well-known Reiki Master in San Diego, California. Reiki is a holistic system designed to channel healing energy that is used for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing. The principle of Reiki is harmony and balance.

Silvia continued her studies with more specific training on animal Reiki at the Animal Reiki Source in Santa Rosa, California. She has completed level 3 which certifies her as Shinpiden and Animal Reiki Teacher Training.

Currently Silvia treats her clients in a series of 4 to 10 sessions of 30 to 60 minutes each according to the specific needs of the animal. The purpose of applying animal Reiki is to create a healing space where a person or animal can enhance the healing process at a physical, mental or emotional level. Her ultimate goal is to improve quality of life by freeing the patient from pain, anxieties and emotional imbalances.


Elizabeth Allen, Family & Grief Support, RScP

Elizabeth Allen was born in Dublin, Ireland and moved to the US via a Green Card in the Lottery in the early 90’s. She feels blessed to have found many passions along the path of life, including writing and animals. She loves to help educate pet owners on any subject regarding their pet’s health and well-being because she truly believes educated pet owners have happier, healthier pets.

She writes books about her life with animals and likes to blog on animal related topics. http://elizabethmjallen.com/blog/

She is a Vibrational Therapist and sound healer, specializing in grief relief and has over 12 years experience counseling pet parents.


Courtney de Craen, Director of Operations and Marketing

Courtney joined the Paws into Grace team in 2020. A Southern California Native, Courtney has a Master’s in Organizational Management and a Bachelor’s in Journalism. She has been working in marketing for more than 16 years and has owned animals her whole life.

Courtney’s favorite part about working at Paws into Grace is being able to support Paws Families. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, swimming, and cooking.

She has a sweet 12-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Dutch, and two African Dwarf Frogs.