I am  a Western clinical herbalist.  Not a doctor. Not a Naturopath. Not a Massage Therapist. I am not qualified to treat or diagnose illness. Rather, I work with diet, lifestyle, herbs, and supplements to strengthen your body to heal itself.


What I do: I am a clinical herbalist trained in Functional herbalism and field botany. Functional Herbalism is a form of practice integrating traditional western herbalism with clinical nutrition and functional medicine. It is a systems-based model that honors traditional plant-based care, while recognizing the importance of lifestyle modifications, herbs, and supplements, alongside functional laboratory testing, to address the whole person rather than an isolated set of symptoms or disease. I work with many types of issues, acute and chronic, and specialize in Mast Cell Disorders, the Nervous System and Autoimmunity.


Basically, I have a deep love and respect for traditional plant medicine, but think that our world has changed a lot, and that traditional energetic models alone fall short due to illnesses and nutrient deficiencies not common when these systems were developed. That is why I choose to blend the modalities to offer my clients more tools for healing. Tradition and Science. 


I look at a person’s energetics, as well as the energetics of the remedies I choose through the 6 tissue state model. This system is amazing for picking classes of herbs best suited for client’s individual constitution. Tongue and pulse assessment, as well as observation and intake questions allow me to recognize patterns of hot/cold, tense/lax, dry/damp and support these states.


Using functional blood work assessment, I can recognize nutrient deficiencies, and other red flags that help to get to the root cause of illness. Not being a licensed medical practitioner, if I see anything troubling in a client’s blood work, I refer to a medical doctor for diagnosis, then continuing supporting with herbs and supplements within their doctor’s treatment plan.


Follow-up Appointments

Price: $60 (This price includes):

  • Reassessment of your case based on results of currently health plan

  • Creation of new health plan or addtions to currently health plan

  • Q&A time

  • Additional resources provided as needed

Acute Care Consultation

Price: $40


This is a 30 minute session for folks that need quick help with simple, acute health siutations. You will not receive a full health plan and you will be responsible for taking notes during the consult.

Please note that many minor health issues have root causes. If I feel like your health concern warrents a more detailed intake/assessment, I might suggest an initial intake to delve deeper.


These situations with vary but may include:

  • Colds/Flus

  • UTIs

  • Yeast Infections

  • Minor Musculoskeletal Injury

  • Hay Fever

  • Basic dietary assessment

  • Minor cuts, burns, stings

Inital Intakes

Price: $150 (this price includes):


  • Pre-assessment of 16-page intake packet

  • 1-3 hour initial appointment

  • A customized health plan including resource list

  • A 30 minute follow-up appointment

  • Unlimited email correspondence (within reason)

Forest Edge Herbals

(540) 254-0641

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