I offer herbal consultations with sliding scale rates. Suggested cost is $45-120 based on what you can afford. Consultations typically last 1.5 to 2 hrs and include a follow up phone call. Recommendations can include individualized herbal formulas, flower essences, and dietary suggestions. Our work together can also include finding ways to connect with the natural world, like learning to identify and work with the plants in your neighborhood. I also study tarot and astrology, and incorporate these practices into my work with people. My work with people and herbs is also informed by my five years working as a sex educator, and am happy to talk with clients about topics of sex and sexuality as they come up in our work together.
Herbal medicine can be helpful with many kinds of health issues, whether physical or emotional, chronic or acute. In the past I have worked with people on a wide array of issues, including joint pain, anxiety, sleeplessness, digestive health, eczema, creative blocks, addiction, and sinus health.
Herbs work synergistically with each other and with human bodies, and having a formula that is fine tuned to your needs can be a more effective way to use the plants than shopping for pre-made tinctures or tea blends that are designed with a wide range of people in mind.
Healing is an ongoing and self determined process, moving often in a spiral rather than a linear journey. As a community based herbalist I view my role as not to “heal” people, but to connect them with the plants and practices that will best serve their healing process.
I approach this work with an expansive view of the body, in which physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects are inseparable parts of a whole, and which ultimately include a collective body that connects us to our local environment as well as the body of the earth and beyond. I specialize in working with people to explore the connections between physical bodies and the emotional traumas they often hold.
Healing is also a collective process. Our well being is intimately connected to each other’s well being. To me healing is about each of us accessing the full potential of our personal power to transform the world around us and work toward collective liberation. Many of the dominant spaces and conversations about health in the US perpetuate oppressive language and behavior, enacting the very kinds of trauma we are trying to heal from. My goal in an herbal practice is to create a space for healing that aspires to honor all bodies, identities, and experiences.
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” – Audre Lorde