I'm offering sliding-scale consultations where we will gather some info and I will check out my remedies to see what could support you.
If you want support around what remedies could be helpful, initial herb consultations are $45-95 depending on what makes sense for you money-wise. The rate you choose include the remedies, shipping and my consultation. I honor, respect and appreciate whatever level you pay at. Those with ample resources or access to resources are invited to pay at the higher end of the range to help support and sustain financially accessible work.
Follow-up consultations are $25-45 (but don't include the cost of remedies and shipping. We will talk and figure out what you need and those remedies will be suggestions and will be in addition to the consultation rate). A follow-up consultation could be helpful if you are looking to address newer concerns and/or want to go deeper with our initial work and want further support or suggestions.
I took a few things into consideration as I developed the sliding scale:
1. I believe in sliding scale rates because I truly want people to be able to access support in a way that is more equitable and in a way that dreams up ways to circumvent the capitalist underpinnings that are often present in holistic healing services. The Healing Industrial Complex* is a thing and I want to poke holes in it so we can climb in together.
2. I want to make sure I am able to be fully present for our work, which means that my basic needs also need to be met. Knowing that my wellness and care for myself is central to the work I can offer other people, I'm trying to create multiple access points for people that also feel sustainable for me. I want to feel present, clear and committed to our work and working to have some stability in my income is one of the ways I feel I am able to get grounded in that way.
3. Not everyone works sliding scale and they have made those choices for a variety of reasons and so I also consider the rates of other practitioners and want to respect their knowledge, skill and investment in their work. (While still offering sliding scale.)
Not sure where you land? Alexis J. Cunningfolk of Worts & Cunning Apothecary developed this helpful image to unpack what what financial privilege and access looks like. (And do take a read of the longer piece called The Sliding Scale: A Tool for Economic Justice.) If the low-end of the scale still feels out of reach, please don't hesitate to let me know. I am open to payment plans and communicating about what feels possible for you.
What a consultation looks like: You will determine where you fall on the scale and will make a payment. I will send you an form to fill out. We can also discuss further on the phone or in person. From there, I will put together some remedies. I have an apothecary and have a number of blends and single remedies on hand so a lot of what we do together will allow me to match your needs with what I have available. If I don't have something in particular on hand, we will find remedies that support some of your needs and I have a number of other herbalists and apothecaries I trust that I can refer you to for additional remedies.
I'm really into you getting what you need and welcome figuring out what that looks like for you. Contact me below to discuss the consultation and from there we will move forward.
*Coined by Mia Mingus