Herbalism is deep understanding.
It’s about understanding ourselves, our stories, our past, our strengths, our shadows, our environment, the seasons, the stars, the plants & the earth, and how these connections influence and create our everyday life.
In order to be at our most vibrant state, we must recognize ourselves as individuals being molded in our own individual way, and part of a very interconnected ecosystem.
As an Herbalist I am interested in finding the root imbalances affecting well-being, then investigating patterns and evaluating how and why they came about. Once this discord is in our awareness, we can work together to unravel the knots and restore harmony in our body, minds, souls, emotions, bringing upon an optimal state. A place we feel radiant and excited about life.
Once we understand ourselves in a complete way, the idea of “healing” no longer holds us back from knowing that we are whole, and healed, just as we are. Whatever issues that are coming up, even if they are discomforting, are just teachers helping us to learn, grown, and transform.
I am here to offer my years of dedication to understanding the body, herbs, and nutrition to guide you back to finding your balance and empower your own healing practice.
My practice is a sliding scale clinic, which means the price is based on your income and privileges. I will not ask to see proof of income, I rely on trust and honesty. This is how I make my living, but I believe everyone has the right to healthcare and that unfortunately, the current health care system is failing us in many ways.
The suggested price/worth is 120 for an initial consultation, $50 for follow-ups and $12 per oz of tincture. This is what will be charged if sliding-scale is not requested.
The sliding-scale is as follows:
Keep in mind that income affects people differently depending on your location, this scale is based off Asheville, NC, so the added details are to give you an idea of each bracket represents.
$65 if your income is under 12-20kyr- Have very little expendable resources, find yourself in a full-time underpaying job or having a difficult time finding work, are a student with debt, stress about making payments on basic needs such as shelter or groceries, qualify for government assistance, lack security, and support.
75$ is income is between 20-30k have little expendable resources, find yourself stressed over bills with little time or income to enjoy life, have difficulting finding and keeping work or beginning your own business out of necessity for mental health, no income for enjoyable vacations.
85$ if your income is between 30-40- have some expendable resources and can enjoy dinner or coffee with friends. Can pay bills on time and have a consistent paycheck. Rarely take vacation or time off. Does not qualify for governmental support but still cannot afford healthcare. Can meet basic needs but not extravagances.
95$ if your income is 40-50 have some expendable resources and can enjoy dinner or coffee with friends. Can pay bills on time and have a consistent paycheck. Rarely take vacation or time off. Does not qualify for governmental support but still cannot afford healthcare. Can meet basic needs but not extravagances.
100$ if income is 50-60 Have expendable resources and full-time secure employment. Can afford basic needs and possibly one get-away a year, might own house and car but still paying debts rather than savings, all members of the household need to bring home income to cover bills, still find yourself "penny-pinching" to afford the life you desire.
Pay-it-forward: if you can pay more than your income bracket here recommends please do.
There is a handful of session reserved for people who fall under the 20k a year income bracket, please email for further discussion. I am also a member of a Herbal Collective that offers free-clinics, please email for dates and times.
Ash Sierra is a trained clinical herbalist with over a decade of experience and education in formal programs, graduate studies, mentorships, and extended education. She brings together traditional knowledge and modern research in a holistic approach. You can expect to walk away with information on your personal constitution, what it desires to remain in balance, movement and nutrition recommendations and custom herbal formulas, all wrapped up a phased plan to meet your personal goals.