Before we meet for a consultation, I ask that you fill out my intake form and keep a food journal. Please don't alter your diet drastically from how you normally eat; we're not going to focus on your diet, but it is one piece of the larger narrative. If keeping a food journal is triggering, skip it.
In our initial consultation, we will sit down, ground, and talk. We will go over sections of your intake form, review your health history, discuss what you are experiencing, where you'd like to focus, and what you would like to shift. Together, we will come up with goals and lifestyle changes that you feel are possible.
I will get back to you in about a week after our initial consultation to come up with more detailed protocol, herbal formulas, tea blends, and other suggestions. After trying out some of these initial suggestions, we will meet again for a half an hour to follow up.
The initial consultation is 1.5 hours, with a half hour follow up included $200. This is the at cost price, please see the Economic Justice tab to figure out your payment.
Herbal preparations are not included in the consultation, but can be purchased from me.
.For the past decade, my employment has largely been through non profits and other organizations committed to supporting people who have experienced trauma, abuse, and hardship. I've worked as a one to one aid for people with disabilities, I've worked as a case manager in a domestic violence shelter, and I've crafted tools to assist people in making crucial changes to their lives. Change is hard, and scary, and doesn't have to be an abrupt, all at once kind of thing. We can work together to introduce new ideas, habits, practices, and changes to your life. Whatever it is that has you feeling stuck, stagnant, disappointed, disconnected, or unhappy with your current reality, we will work together to come up with a plan to increase the things that bring joy, and decrease the things that bring suffering. Any and all of my other services can be woven into our life coaching sessions.
$250 an hour, or $800 for 4 one hour long sessions if purchased as a package. This is the at cost price, please see the Economic Justice tab to figure out your payment.
Herbal Consultations for Youth
Minors must be accompanied by their responsible grown ups. I have worked as a teacher, tutor, mentor, wilderness therapist, field guide, and educator in therapeutic, institutional, and more unconventional settings, and am always excited to support young people.
Intake and initial consultation is the same process as with adults.
Crisis Support Advising
If a loved one is experiencing acute flare ups, times of turmoil, dysphoria, suicidal ideations, disassociation, depression, mania, anxiety, or abnormal stress and needs support, sometimes the supporters need support themselves. Having someone with similar lived experiences to bounce ideas off of can be very helpful. My own experiences of complex trauma, my neurodivergency, and my own struggles and triumphs with mental wellness have helped me be a solid, calm, grounding presence for people in times of crisis. I am not a therapist, medical professional, or counselor. I am a peer support specialist, and work on a grassroots level. You set the parameters for what you need, you determine the boundaries. I can assist in making safety plans, tracking fluctuations, risk assessment, and alternatives to institutionalizing loved ones. Nothing about us without us.
1 hour $150
Gender/Trans 101 Workshops
These workshops are for any space, business, or group of folks who want some introductory education on gender. I've taught workshops with only 5 participants, and as many as 40 folks in attendance. This includes education on terminology and what it means to be trans/enby, historical context, how to be a better ally or accomplice, needs and considerations, question and answer sessions, group activities and discussion, and suggestions for ways to make your home/work/group more inclusive and welcoming.
3 hour workshop $450
Healing Through Writing
For the past thirteen years, I have taught writing workshops all over the world. The way we narrate our lives, the way we speak about ourselves, and the language we use to orate ourselves into being is profoundly powerful. Sometimes, small shifts in the way we tell our story can be a potent source of healing. I offer personalized, guided writing exercises, and journal prompts for you to take home. This can be a group session as well.
1.5 hour individual workshop $200
2 hour group workshop, for 4 or more people, $100 per person
2 hour group workshop for 6 or more people, $50 per person
Support for Parents of LGBTQ Youth
. For the past 2 years, I have worked as an LGBTQ Specialist, teaching workshops to increase trans competency, and assisting people in supporting loved ones beyond the gender binary. If you are raising a child who is queer, trans, non-binary, gender non conforming, asexual, or falls anywhere else under the LGBTQ umbrella, I can work with you to understand their unique needs. The bitter reality is that LGBTQ youth have much higher rates of suicide, intimate partner violence, and experience immense hardships, but having supportive families decrease these risks drastically. As a non-binary, queer, pansexual, genderqueer professional, I would be happy to answer all of your questions, and work to ensure that our LGBTQ youth feel safe, loved, and affirmed.
1 hour sessions, $150. This is the at cost price, please see the Economic Justice tab to figure out your payment.