I offer herbal consultations on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Fettle Botanic Supply & Counsel in Portland, OR.
I am also available for house calls or consultations while walking in the woods in Trout Lake, WA and the surrounding communities at various and sundry times.
To book an appointment, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
As an herbalist, I don’t diagnose, treat, or cure medical conditions. I work from an entirely different framework: I work to support your capacity to be deeply embodied in the fullness of who you are, trusting your body’s own capacity to heal, even if a cure for your condition is impossible. Healing is not about being free from disease and injury, its about recovering the capacity to be in the world, fully engaged, woven in deep and reciprocal connection with human and other-than-human communities. Sometimes cure is a side effect of healing but it is not the focus.
I believe that all your physiological functions and all your behaviors represent your body’s best efforts to respond to the situations it has been required to live through using the information and resources you had available. I want to help change the information you have about what is possible, and provide the resources you need to heal.
Given that, I am not interested in categories of medical and psychological diagnosis, except in that they represent a kind of shorthand for what a clinician observed happening for you in a particular situation. As the late Dr. Oliver Sacks said, the most important clinical questions are “How are you? How do you be?” I want to understand as best I can what it is like to be you, living in your body in the world in this moment. Then, together, we will identify what you would like to shift in your body, your life, and your world, and find herbs, talismans, and ritual practices that can help you embody those shifts.
My practice is Queer positive, Trans positive, sex positive, poly positive, body positive, and trauma informed.
I see individual, community, cultural, and planetary healing as deeply intertwined. The goal of my work is to help you be able to bring forward your unique gifts to aid in healing, liberation, transformation, and the celebration and creation of beauty.
Typically, I ask that people offer $75- $120 for an initial session that will usually last from 45 minutes – 2 hours depending on the flow of our work. How much should you offer?
Can you afford to go out to dinner or see a movie frequently? Then I ask that you please pay $110 – $125.
Can you afford to treat yourself to a nice meal out once or twice a month? Then I ask that you please pay $90 – $110
Are you able to meet your basic needs steadily but don’t have much money for extras? Then I ask that you please pay $75-90
Are you really struggling to make ends meet? Then talk with me and we will see what we can work out. I have a small number of pro bono slots available each month — neurodivergent people, survivors of war, unpaid or underpaid activists and community workers, and members of marginalized communities have priority for these spots. I am also willing to consider alternative pricing and alternative payments with people who would not otherwise be able to access my services.
The cost of the consultation does not include the cost of your herbal formula which Fettle Botanic Supply & Counsel can fill for you.