FAQ

How do herbs work?

I firmly and truly believe that herbs work by magic. We have a growing understanding of the chemical constituents of plants, but that doesn’t fully explain the way they work within the body. Isolating compounds of plants is entirely different than working with whole plants. And I believe in using whole plants to support whole people. Choosing the right plants will depend upon assessing your constitution and pairing you with what makes sense for correcting imbalance and helping you reach your wellness goals.

What are your views on biomedicine?

Allopathic medicine (the mainstream biomedical use of drugs/pharmaceuticals/surgery to treat symptoms of disease) absolutely has its place. Sometimes, what you really need is antibiotics, or surgery, or to be treated by a medical specialist. It’s my recommendation that anyone who works with me also has a primary care provider.

What can I expect when I work with you?

When you schedule your first holistic wellness consultation with me, you will receive two forms to fill out. One is a consent form, another is an intake form. The intake form is very thorough. All of this is through the platform Practice Better, which is HIPAA compliant. Please fill out the intake form as fully as you can, because it will help me create a full picture for interpreting the patterns you’re dealing with.

The initial consultation will take anywhere from 1-2.5 hours, typically. We’ll do your intake and assessment, get to know each other, clarify your wellness goals. I’ll ask a lot of questions. Anything you don’t want to answer, you don’t have to answer. Everything is always completely confidential. I’ll do some non-invasive physical assessments if I see you in person, and we’ll talk about the next steps.

Expect your wellness plan to include herbs, diet, and lifestyle recommendations.

After your initial consultation, I’ll put together a wellness plan for you. You’ll usually receive your wellness plan within 3-5 days of your first consultation. If you feel that anything in your wellness plan is not something you’re willing and able to comply with, we’ll reassess and determine some alternatives that will work better for you.

Otherwise, I’ll get your herbal formulas to you and any other recommended supplements, and you can get started! You can reach out to me anytime with questions or feedback. There is a free follow up appointment that we will schedule one month out from the original consultation.

What’s included in the cost of a wellness consultation?

The time of the initial intake and consultation is of course covered, as is the time spent putting together your wellness plan, and your first follow up appointment.

What is an intuitive consultation?

In an intuitive consultation, we look at any aspect of your life (career, relationships, your spiritual path, goal setting, etc) that you want answers and guidance regarding, and we work through that together. Often, I will use tarot cards or other forms of divination to help you gain the insight and direction that you need. You will receive a written summary of our session after our session.

I do also provide tarot readings via email, through my other, first business Owl in the Oak Tarot.

No matter the service you receive from me, all of your information is kept strictly confidential.

What is the moon ritual subscription?

The moon ritual subscription consists of rituals that align with the full moon and new moon each month, created with the purpose of helping you connect to your own sacred self and to help you grow along your spiritual path. You get a 10% discount on all live services I offer when you subscribe (so everything except email readings).

Where are you located?

I work out of my home in Owatonna, MN and work by appointment only (no walk ins). When you come to see me, you’ll be sitting with my in my in home office space. I am able to provide all consultations via video as well.