In 2001, Sternberger trained to do reiki, a form of energy work. She then went on to study Health Touch for Animals, earning her certification in 2006 after three years of classes, mentoring and conducting case studies. She was later certified in Healing Touch for People.
In her practice, Sternberger works with mostly cats and dogs. But she's also worked with horses, birds, rabbits and wildlife that's been injured.
"Believe it or not the animals know that there's energy work here, so they'll come and they'll be on the edge (of the trees near the office), and I'll just send them energy work," Sternberger says.