About Barbara

Barbara Rubin“Inspired at a young age by my father’s love and compassion for animals, I began my passion and concern for the well-being of animals.”

Barbara’s first educational experience with energetic therapies began in the year 2000, with Reiki, a Japanese energy healing system.  She continued to explore other energy modalities and in 2005, began her training in Healing Touch for Animals® (HTA), an energy medicine therapy.  As she practiced these techniques, she was able to see the positive impact on a variety of animals.

She completed her HTA training and certification in 2008 and became a Healing Touch for Animals Certified Practitioner (HTACP).  Her continuing studies of energetic therapies include the Usui Reiki Master level, Animal Reiki, and CranioSacral Therapy.  She also incorporates the use of Color Light Therapy, Sound Therapy and Essences in her practice.


Animals in Harmony, founded by Barbara, is an energy healing practice devoted to the care and well-being of animals. As a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner and Reiki Master, she offers energy healing sessions to animals at the owner’s home or at the Holistic Veterinarian Practice in North Canton, Ohio.Energy Therapy for wildlife

  • Veterinarian assistant and Energy Therapist at Holistic Veterinarian Practice
  • Sanders Wildlife Rehabilitation volunteer in Massillon, Ohio, using energy healing therapies with the orphaned and injured wild animals.
  • Assistant Director/Treasurer volunteer of the Rescue Animal Mp3 Project, which supplies calming music to over 700 animal shelters across the country.
  • Reiki Practitioner /Teacher with the Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA), which supports Reiki practitioners that volunteer and teach Reiki in their local shelters.


The Animal Friends That Visit Barbara’s Yard

“I admire and respect the greatness in all animals and thank them for their lessons and presence in my life.”

Wildlife at Animals in Harmony

White Tail Deer

Deer at Animals in Harmony

White Tail Fawns


Red fox at Animals in Harmony

Red Fox

Mallard Ducks on a Log

Mallard Ducks

Snapping Turtle on the Log

Snapping Turtle

Wildlife at Animals in Harmony

Turkey Vultures


Hawk at Animals in Harmony



Wildlife at Animals in Harmony