Clinic appointments can help guide you to self-empowerment on your healing path. My practice specializes in supporting the health of women and children from conception onward. I am honored to see clients of all genders when their wellness goals fit into my areas of expertise. Please read below about my practice to consider whether my perspective would be helpful as you maximize your health.
Women’s Health, throughout the phases of our beautiful and complex lives, menarche to menopause and beyond:
- Menstrual imbalances
- Menopausal discomforts
- Autoimmune disorders
- Hormone imbalances
- Chronic conditions: Promoting long-term balance throughout the body
Pregnancy, Childbirth, Postpartum, & Breastfeeding
The Unique Needs of Babies and Children
Whole Body Balance:
- Depression, Anxiety, & Grief
- Cardiovascular and Kidney health
- Asthma & Allergies
- Muscle and bone healing
- Chronic Lung Conditions
- Memory, focus, & alertness
- Behavioral & Learning Differences
Feel free to contact me to ask if I’m experienced with your individual health goals
How Does Seeing an Herbalist Work?
Herbal consultations last up to 1 hour and take place over a cup of tea in Newfane or Brattleboro, Vermont, or over the phone for long-distance clients. It is an in-depth, personal conversation about your goals and history. All new clients fill out a consent form and an intake form, available via email when appointments are scheduled.
Consultations are followed by an in-depth written summary of recommendations for you to refer back to, including herbal, nutrition, and lifestyle recommendations to help you meet your wellness goals. Most clinical clients will receive one or more handmade herbal remedies (custom or standard as appropriate), but sometimes I may recommend products made by other companies, if that is the best fit for you. Many of my clients like to make their own formulas as part of the self-empowerment process; in these cases, I am happy to provide instructions. I routinely refer clients to other practitioners to provide well-rounded, holistic care as appropriate; this may include massage therapy, acupuncture, or other modalities.
Changing deep-rooted health imbalances is a process that happens in the fullness of time, so all new clients are scheduled for a follow-up to ensure that recommendations are helpful and allow for any necessary adjustments to formulas.
“Quick Question” consultations are available for people with simple, straightforward questions that can be answered within 15 minutes. They are available for both first time clients and existing clients. If more time is needed, the client may choose to continue into a full consultation, as they prefer.
Quick Question Mini-Consultation, 15 minutes, $30-50 sliding scale
Fees are based on a sliding scale, and barter is sometimes accepted to cover part of the fee. This is to help make clinical herbalism more accessible to our community, so please be respectful and contribute as much as you are able, in order to make space for the practice to continue accepting sliding scale and barter clients.
Initial Consultation, $50-$120 sliding scale
Follow-up, $40-80 sliding scale
Quick Question Mini-Consultation, 15 minutes, $30-50 sliding scale
Tinctures, syrups, salves, oils, honeys, teas, and more are available as both standard and custom items. See our formulas page for more information and prices; different sizes from those listed are available for clinical clients as appropriate. Clinical clients may reorder formulas at will, but adjustments to custom formulas need to be accompanied by a follow-up.
Old Ways Herbal accepts checks, cash in person, and credit cards/Paypal (3% Paypal fee)
Use the Contact Form to get in touch and I will get right back to you.
Juliette Abigail Carr, Herbalist
The guiding principle of my practice is that the ability to heal ourselves and our families is our birthright, not a privilege to be hoarded or a commodity to be sold.
This principle forms the backbone of my teaching, which is designed to give students the tools they need to understand how to maintain the wellness of their loved ones, instead of simply presenting lists of remedies. This is true at both the Old Ways Herbal School of Plant Medicine and my conference speaking engagements, including the Good Medicine Confluence, Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference, MidAtlantic Women’s Herbal Conference, Herbstalk, Brattleboro Medicinal Herb Day, Wisconsin Organic Gardening Conference, and more.
My articles about herbalism, published here on the Old Ways Herbal blog, in my quarterly columns in Plant Healer Magazine and The Country Grind Quarterly, and for several magazines including Vermont’s Local Banquet and Green Living Magazine, are based on the same guiding principle.
My clinical practice is centered on the guiding principle, as I know that each of us is the utmost authority on our bodies.
My goal is for the people I teach and counsel to begin to trace the threads connecting all aspects of their lives to their state of wellness, and to develop a proactive understanding of how to maximize their health.
Self-care is intrinsic to our healing birthright, and it is the responsibility of community herbalists to share our knowledge as widely as possible to bring healing back into the arms of our families.
Improving the accessibility of both knowledge and the natural world has always been my passion. I have been teaching sliding-scale and free workshops on herbalism, nutrition, traditional skills, and holistic theory since 2004, for community groups, social justice organizations, conferences, and privately. I have volunteered with free clinics since 2005—starting in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina–and helped found and run a free herbal clinic in North Carolina. I saw my first clinical clients in 2004, and every year that goes by brings new growth to my practice of herbalism. I am a graduate of the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine and several shorter programs that have blessed me with an in-depth understanding of many schools of thought in traditional healing. My education as a Registered Nurse in women’s health and birth has given me a uniquely in-depth perspective on the role of healers in health and disease and the importance of knowledge to self-empowerment, as well as enhancing my clinical skills and scope of practice. I am so thankful to be able to draw on the knowledge of my teachers as I pass it along.
This blog is a labor of love. Please do not reproduce my writing without my permission. Feel free to contact me and I will get right back to you. Thank you.
The information on this site is my opinion only and is not intended to diagnose any disease or otherwise step outside the scope of practice of someone writing online for public consumption. Please make your own informed decisions, and see the health care provider of your choice if you feel unwell. Thank you.