Herbal Consultations with Ember

What to Expect:

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 and diligence 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 whole body in a healing process. I help you to craft realistic short and long term goals to improve your quality of life so that you can be more able to do what you love.

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.

Making an Appointment:

I am currently accepting new clients over the phone/skype/zoom. In person appointments have been suspended due to COVID-19 safety measures.

For online scheduling over phone/skype/zoom click here

$150 for initial consultations (1.5-2 hours).
$80 for follow-up consultations (45-60 minutes)

This includes time needed for research, formulating 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).

If this payment option does not work for you, please contact me to discuss other flexible payment options. A limited number of discounts/sliding scale options are available.

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My approach:

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 can work with you on any health issue or imbalance, acute or chronic. I haveĀ  interest and experience working with people through cancer, diabetes, liver diseases, digestive issues, auto-immunity, chronic pain, neurological conditions, endocrine imbalances, addiction, injury recovery, fertility autonomy, hormone imbalances, sleep issues, trans health, mood/emotional imbalances, as well as a wide range of other health concerns.

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. My practice strives to be trans-inclusive and trans-competent, to provide empowering care to trans and gender-non binary clients.

I neither diagnose nor directly treat diseases, rather I can make assessments of imbalances based on patterns and physiologic presentation, and support the healing of your 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.