As an herbalist, my mission is to help women identify patterns of imbalance in their health and support them in empowering themselves to take responsibility for restoring that balance. I am not your guide, but rather your companion.
During our initial conversation, I will ask questions about your health history and connect the dots between elements that might seem separate, but which I understand as connected: mind and body, for example, or health episodes in childhood that may not seem relevant to today. I believe that we are whole beings that for various reasons can be separated from our bodies and ourselves.
Herbal medicine draws on the millennia-old, global traditions of using plants to impact change on our health. Each plant has a different set of actions, constituents, and even its own personality, and we draw on these allies to address your specific health concerns and goals. Though some may be effective in acute situations, more often they take a few months to work on the underlying causes of acute symptoms. Our work together will involve support, attention to your body, and patience.
Plant medicine does not work alone. Diet is a critical component of our work together, and by that I don’t mean that I’m going to force you to impose discipline on your eating. Rather, we’ll take a look at what your eating patterns are, identify areas where we can make realistic changes to support your overall goals, and then take it day by day as you need to make it work for you. We’ll also discuss healthy foods and possible supplements to include with your meals.
Lifestyle changes are also important: movement is a critical part of good health, and we’ll look at how and when and why you move your body. In our society, stillness is deeply undervalued, so we’ll also create opportunities for you to engage in mindful stillness
As a community herbalist, I help clients identity areas of imbalance in their health and suggest herbal and dietary remedies to support positive change in their lives. I completed the Boston School of Herbal Studies advanced apprenticeship training in 2012, where I studied with herbalists Madelon Hope and Tommy Priester. I am currently working towards certification as a Woman’s Herbal Educator with midwife and herbalist, Aviva Romm MD.
I specialize in women’s reproductive health, which can include:
- Herbs and nutrition for fertility
- Herbs and nutrition for pregnancy
- Herbs for breastfeeding and the postpartum
- PMS, painful periods, irregular periods, etc.
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, and other reproductive health issues
An initial consultation lasts 1.5-2 hours and costs $100. Follow up visits usually last one hour or less and cost $50. During the consultations, we will discuss your medical history, current health issues, and I will offer suggestions for herbal approaches as well as diet and lifestyle changes. Please contact me for more information or to set up an appointment.