I approach wellness care as a midwife and as an herbalist. Conditions that I have worked with include:
Herbalism is the art and science of plant medicine, the original medicine. As an herbalist, I help people identify patterns of imbalance in their health and support them in empowering themselves to take responsibility for restoring that balance. I consider myself a companion more than a guide. I was trained by Madelon Hope and Tommy Priester in the tradition of North American herbalism, which has roots in North American indigenous medicine, European folk herbalism, and Galenic medicine. I have also benefited from my modest studies of Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, my experiences with Unani healing in Kashmir, and my connections to my own Eastern European ancestral medicine.
It is my intention to see you as a whole person. In all of my work, I conscientiously reject mechanistic models that treat symptoms instead of underlying causes. And, I recognize that the underlying causes of health challenges are diverse; a whole picture takes into account one's physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual health, as well as seeing a person in relation to other individuals and communities in their lives.