“If someone listens, or stretches out a hand, or whispers a kind word of encouragement, or attempts to understand a lonely person, extraordinary things begin to happen.”
~ Loretta Girzatis
Herbal Consultations for health and wellness are available with our herbalist Sam Steffens. If you are looking for ways to empower yourself in your healing journey and overall wellness, an herbal consultation may be just the thing to help you on your way. The consultation is designed to offer you a variety of tools and a deeper understanding of what options may be available to you as you decide how you’re strengthening and/or healing is going to begin. Discovering nourishing foods, exercises, herbs, and essential oils are just some the tools you can choose to utilize in this process. Helping you as you become fully informed as you make the best decisions for your very individual situation are all part of the foundations of your herbal consultation visit.
What to expect from your visit
Herbal consultations are on average 30 to 45 minutes in duration. Initial visits tend to last longer with about 1.5 hours. Initial visits begin with a review of the detailed intake form you filled out prior to your visit. Together we will look at your health history, dietary and lifestyle practices, overall constitution and any other factors that are related to the reason for the consultation. With your full involvement we will develop an integrated wellness program that will support your needs. We will look at your situation from a place of whole person instead of dealing with just the presenting symptoms perspective. We will create a specific week by week program so you are set for success as you begin your journey.
Herbal recommendations may involve various options depending on your personal needs. These may include herbal nutrition, teas, tinctures, poltices, herbal baths, salves, creams or essential oils. They may include custom formulas or our standard formulas, there is also the possibility of a recommendation to see an allopathic or other alternative healer for services, including bodywork like a tuina practitioner, physical therapist, acupuncturist, family practitioner and others. The primary goal of the consultation is to help you find a path that will work for you in your situation. After an initial visit we will look at what support you might need to accomplish your goals and set up subsequent visits if they are needed.
We base our fees on a sliding scale. If you would like to be placed on a sliding scale please let us know at the time of making your appointment. We do have a minimum of $35 for all initial visits and $20 for all subsequent visits.If this is still a hardship for your family please let us know at the time of making your appointment. Please note, there is usually a 1 hour prep for you initial appointment done before your visit which is included in our fee. It is generally recommended to follow-up with 1/2 hour visits, once a month for 3 months after your initial visit, and then as needed.
- Initial wellness consultation(may be 1-2 hours visit) -$95
- 45 minute wellness consultation – $65
- 30 minute follow up visit- $30
- 30 minute add on for complex situations – $30
(more complex situations may need more time than 45 minutes to fully explore, please take this into account when scheduling your consultation)
Our rates are our honest rates. Gorge Fox said “Let your yes be yes and your no be no” There are no hidden costs added on and we rely on our community for their shared honesty of their financial abilities. We do not ask for your financial situation to be given to us as we trust that you will not take advantage of what we offer in care and sliding fee scale. We are not looking to make big bucks off of you, however we do value our time and value you. We do not accept insurance. If some one is in need and unable to afford our sliding scale we do have a barter/work program so that our care can still be accessible. Please inquire about this option if you are in need.
If you would like more details about Sam’s experience and educational background please feel free to contact us.
Please Note : Herbs or herbal formulations are a separate charge.