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consultations

Herbal consultations are one-on-one conversations where I learn about your health concerns and history and you gain insights that support you in making well informed decisions to improve your overall wellbeing.  I see clients at The Sage House on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10am and 4pm.  If these times do not fit your schedule, get in touch and we can make alternative arrangements.

What to expect

When you schedule an appointment, you will receive intake paperwork.  Please plan on filling this out and bringing it with you when we meet.  The intake appointment can last from 1-2 hours depending on the depth of health history and concerns you would like to discuss.  This intake is primarily a place for conversation and observation.  You will leave with initial suggestions for your healthcare homework and I will dedicate myself to researching and formulating remedies and solutions or next steps to discuss and implement during our follow up appointment.  Working with an herbalist is gaining an ally to listen; to look at the big picture of your mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health; to decipher the often confusing world of holistic and plant based remedies; and to walk with you as you take steps towards owning your health.

follow-up

Follow-up appointments are vital to the practice and process of working with holistic healthcare.  We are all very unique in our experiences and histories and herbalism takes this into account along with a constantly evolving approach to formulations and recommendations for daily practices.  After all, it has taken a lifetime to develop the chronic conditions many of us shoulder day-to-day.  As you consider working with us, please keep in mind that more than one visit is expected to progress.

pricing

In the spirit of accessibility, I offer consultations on a sliding scale of $40-90 per hour (this does not include the price of herbal remedies.)  No income verification is needed.  You decide what you are able to pay based on your financial resources.  A sliding scale is a tool that, when implemented effectively, results in everyone paying a similar percentage of their income.  A pricing chart is available to help you determine where you may fall on the sliding scale.  I believe that everyone should have access to the services at Arise Botanicals.  If you would like to discuss trade or other non-traditional approaches to payment, please get in touch. 

Scheduling an appointment

To schedule an intake, please get in touch via the form on our contact page.  I will respond as soon as possible and send you the welcome letter, intake forms and sliding scale guideline that make up my welcome packet.  Paper copies of these documents can be made available if you don't have access to a printer.

accessibility

The office is located on the second floor of The Sage House (1834 Ryons St), but we can meet on the first floor if needed.  There are five steps up to the front door with a secure handrail.  There are bathrooms on the first and second story of the house.  If you have questions or mobility concerns, please let me know.  I can arrange a home visit with you.

You must not deal only with the symptoms. You have to get to the root causes by promoting environmental rehabilitation and empowering people to do things for themselves. What is done for the people without involving them cannot be sustained.
— Wangari Maathai