As a Community Herbalist I am ready to offer counseling. An herbalist spends more time – 30 minutes to 1 hour each session. We want to get to know all about you before we offer herbal advice.
My approach is:
Three mandatory sessions:
- First session is getting to know you, your lifestyle, history, medications, and current problem
- Second session (usually 7-10 days later) is where I give you the plan, which includes what herbs to use and how to use them
- Phone call every 2 weeks to see if there are any questions or issues wile taking the herbs
- The third session (usually 8-12 weeks) is a follow up to see if the herbs have been effective or if there are issues
Of course phone calls in between sessions are important to keep me posted as to changes that may or may not occur. Since herbs can take several weeks to show effect it is important to have the third session.
After the third meeting it is up to you if you want to have more counseling sessions.