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As a holistic Clinical Herbalist, I view you as having the innate ability to heal and your body systems as being interconnected. In my practice I draw on knowledge from Western Herbalism traditions, assessment tools from Classical Chinese Medicine, scientific research and physiology to craft custom herbal formulations based on your healing goals. I incorporate about 200 different plants, mushrooms and supplements into my practice.
I work with people on any health issues or imbalances, acute or chronic. I have particular interest and experience working with people through long-term stress, chronic pain, cancer, auto-immunity, hormonal/endocrine imbalances, neurological conditions, chronic infections, mood imbalances and digestive issues. I neither diagnose nor directly treat diseases, rather I can make assessments of imbalances and help support healing of the body, mind and spirit. I carefully assess all interactions that herbs may have with pharmaceutical medications, and I can work with other health care practitioners if desired.
I use a client-centered and trauma-informed approach, which means that I meet you where you are at in terms of your capacity, goals, barriers to resources, etc, and I strive to treat you with total acceptance and respect, viewing you as the expert of your body and experiences.
During an initial 1.5-2 hour consultation, we will discuss in depth each body system and each health issue that you experience, based on your priorities and goals. I view my role as being in partnership with you – I bring my knowledge of plants and physiology, and you bring your experiences of your body, mind and spirit. I craft custom herbal formulations to support your healing goals. I strive to treat you with complete respect, and to create a non-judgmental and compassionate healing space. My primary goal is to educate you about herbs, food and lifestyle habits to empower you to achieve your goals.
Especially in long term debilitating chronic illness, it is important to have patience for the herbs to do their work. Herbal medicine does not work like prescription drugs – rather than covering up symptoms, we try to find the root of the imbalance and support the body in deep healing. Depending on the severity of the imbalance, this can take some time.
After the first appointment, I recommend follow-up consultations every 4-8 weeks to see how the herbs are working for you, and to make changes if necessary.
I am currently accepting clients in Montpelier, Vermont and Halifax, Nova Scotia.
To book an appointment in Halifax, send me an email or leave me a voicemail, info found on the contacts page. Fees are sliding scale, designed to be accessible to more people. If this sliding scale option does not work for you, please contact me to discuss other flexible payment options.
$80-160 for initial consultations (2 hours).
$60-80 for follow-up consultations (45-60 minutes)
This includes time needed for research and dispensing of the herbal medicines. Herbs are not included in this price.
Payment is accepted in the form of personal cheque, cash, or interac e-transfer (Canadian banks only).
To book an appointment in Montpelier, contact the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism at 8O2-224-71OO or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the structure and payment at this accessible community herb clinic, click here.