Low-Cost Clinic

At Farmacopia, we believe in personalized herbal medicine and nutrition AND in accessibility. Meet the skilled practitioners of our Low-Cost Herbal Clinic. Each has a different angle on your health and vitality, so read through to see who might be right for you. All practitioners make their own appointments; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Low-Cost Clinic Rates – 1-hour Private Consultations: $30-$50 (sliding scale)

Claire Wirick, Clinical Herbalist

To book a session with Claire, call (707) 338-8970 or email clairewirick@farmacopia.net

Claire loves beautiful things, like the changing of seasons, wildflowers, and the ocean. Because of this love, she began a farming internship in 2013 at the Green String Institute. There she learned how to be in communication with the plants, the soil, and the cycles of life. In 2014 She began farming full time at Cannard Farm. Her passion for nature is shown by her drive to be a steward to the earth by re-building our soils and by listening carefully to what the plants are sharing with us.

With a deep feeling of connection to the Earth, Claire wanted to learn about the world of medicinal plants. In 2016, she began the Roots of Herbalism program at The California School of Herbal Studies. From there, she attended the Intermediate- Community Herbal Training program. Claire is a current student at the dhyana Center, where she is studying Clinical Ayurveda.

In practice, she will work with your specific constitutionality to find the remedy that best fits you as an individual.

Offering Skills and Tools Used:

  • Pulse and Tongue analysis
  • Ayurvedic Lymphatic Support
  • Western & energetic herbalism
  • Stress, Mood, & Adrenal Support
  • Sleep Wellness
  • Reproductive Health
  • Plant Spirit Medicine
  • Flower Essences

 

Julie Benefico, Clinical Herbalist

To book a session with Julie, call (203) 219-9771 or email juliebenefico@farmacopia.net

Julie’s passion is to help people thrive mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. She believes we must address all aspects of self in order to achieve a healthy balance. Julie will hold space and facilitate your journey of healing in a compassionate manner while still inspiring action and change. Healing comes from within and it’s her mission to support you during this process of transformation.

In these sessions she will utilize herbal medicine, flower essence therapy, and tongue & pulse analysis to custom formulate an herbal blend specific to your needs. By looking at your constitution through intake and past medical inquiry Julie will assess where imbalance is occurring and offer lifestyle, diet, & self-care recommendations. In order to get to the root of your physical issues she will help you explore emotional trauma and work toward healing those wounds as well as your symptoms. Julie’s theory around health is that healing comes from within and she aims to be an ally on your journey to wellness.

Services & Tools used in Sessions:

  • Herbal Medicine
  • Tongue & Pulse analysis
  • Custom intention Oils
  • Flower & gem essences
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Medical Astrology
  • Aromatherapy

Paige Doyle, Certified Nutrition Consultant

To book a session with Paige, call (920) 539-1318 or email paigedoyle@farmacopia.net

Paige began her journey of self-healing as an undergrad. Feelings of exhaustion and depletion at the young age of 19 did not sit right with her. She turned to diet and lifestyle choices to bring more energy and vitality to her life. At the time, she considered a low-fat, refined carbohydrate diet as the gold standard. Discovering more nutrient-dense whole foods, as well as exercise and stress management techniques allowed her to gain optimal health. This empowering transition led her to pursue a career in the nutrition field.

Paige obtained a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, majoring in Health Promotion and Wellness in 2011. She studied and practiced behavior change facilitation, lifestyle coaching, fitness programming, nutritional therapies, and community health reformations. Immediately upon graduating, she left her Midwest roots and headed out west to California. She started her career working for the AmeriCorps and other nonprofit health organizations. She taught nutrition, cooking, and gardening to school-aged children and adults.

In 2016, Paige decided to pick up where she left off in her formal nutrition education. She studied holistic nutrition at Bauman College in Berkeley. There, she became a certified Nutrition Consultant. After completing the program, she has now begun teaching workshops at Farmacopia that focus on weight management, balancing blood sugars, and healing the gut.

Tools Paige may utilize in your session:

  • Meal planning
  • Mineral assessments
  • Hands-on palpation techniques for digestive concerns
  • Therapeutic supplementation
  • Detox/cleanse programs
  • “Field trips” to local grocery stores
  • “Pantry purges” to eliminate nutritional bandits