Herbal & Wellness Counseling

Herbal and wellness counseling helps to provide you with an alternative perspective to holistic wellness.  Wellness counseling can coincide with any traditional form of health therapy.  Herbal therapies, in most cases, also blend well with any traditional form of health therapy.  From perinatal depression to nutrition counseling and fun Make & Take herbal craft parties, Herbal & Wellness Counseling will help you and your family move towards a more autonomous lifestyle.  Herbal education is available for all ages.  The style of counseling I provide is to empower clients with knowledge and skill so that they can begin to confidently use natural therapies and resources that have been a part of communities for countless generations.  This knowledge belongs with the community.

Herbal & Wellness Counseling Options:

  • Herbal Make & Take Parties
  • Herbal Education
  • Herbal Counseling
  • Wellness Counseling
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Tea Blending
  • Salve & Balms
  • Herbal Infusions
  • Herbal Oil Infusions
  • Herbal Linaments
  • Herbal Tinctures
  • Herb Walks

I have been leading community herbal classes since 2013, and studying herbs since 2011.  As I become more immersed with educating clients and the community on herbal wellness, I decided to complete a more formal course in herbal healing.  I completed my herbalist training through Rosemary Gladstar's The Science & Art of Herbalism course in January of 2017.  In addition to immersing our homeschool community in herbal knowledge, I finished an all-age Herbal Curriculum in 2018 and continue to contribute to the community-supported herbal magazine, The Essential Herbal.

As someone that has dabbled in natural therapies since my teen years, I have a love for wild foods, wild crafting, nature walks, and a respect for what God has given us on this beautiful earth to support our body's natural ability to heal and thrive.

Wellness Consult Initial

$75 - Virtual
$90 - In-Person

  • Client Intake
  • Wellness History
  • Wellness Goals
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Blend Recipes
  • Therapy Guide

Wellness Consult Established

$30 - Virtual
$45 - In-Person

  • Wellness Goals Follow-Up
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Meal Planning & Grocery Guidance
  • Blend Recipes
  • Updated Therapy Guide

Make & Take

$50 + Herbs

Grab your friends and host an herbal make and take!  I'll lead the class while you host the party.  From nourishment and teas to healing salves and intimacy kits, these fun evenings can be custom catered to your group's requests.  Share the $50 fee with your group (max 10 people) and the cost of supplies.

How Herbal & Wellness Counseling Works

Client Intake

Prior to scheduling a session, you will need a minimum of one week (2-4 is ideal) to create a detailed lifestyle journal that will allow me to get a better understanding of your current routines.  It is important that you don't change anything about your foods and routines during this time so that we will have an accurate representation of things that may be influencing your current health.  You will also complete the detailed Client Intake form so that I may have time to review this prior to meeting which allows us to spend more time on specific needs during the session.

Lifestyle Journal (everything should be as specific as possible):

  • Sleep habits, times, lengths, dreams
  • Food habits, times, amount, type
  • Drinking habits, times, amounts, type
  • Movement habits, times, amounts, type (include both exercise and daily movement habits)
  • Sunlight, times, amount
  • Amount of screen usage, times, amount
  • Relaxation & Self-Care, times, amount, type

Insurance Reimbursement

My doula services, including antenatal doula mentoring, labor doula, and postpartum doula care may be reimbursable by your insurance company. Fees are required to be paid in full and you must submit your own claims; however, I will provide my NPI number and supporting information to help you with your claim submission. In many cases, a well-written letter explaining how you believe doula support reduced costs for your birth, as well as persistence, will provide you with a reimbursement. Please contact for any questions.

Well, hello there!  While we've seen a lot from each other through "Esali Birth," I wanted to take a moment to say a personal hello from me, Danielle from the Mid-Ohio Valley, and share a basic service and price list for all of you looking for perinatal support through the childbearing years in the Mid-Ohio Valley.

If you're new to Esali Birth you may not know my story which I love sharing throughout the many times we may meet on your journey.  Mostly, I am a modern gal living in rural WV that loves to intertwine instinctual, historical, knowledge with only the most beneficial parts of our modern world.  I wear many hats in my family and life and love the diversified options I have in this beautiful world.  I also love supporting families during the childbearing years from the most basic loving hug to the scientific ins and outs of childbirth.  Whatever you need in this moment is what I strive to provide.  Sometimes that is advice, sometimes it is research, sometimes it is nutritional guidance, and it is always understanding of your personal journey which is ever changing.

My services range from pre-conception counseling to childbirth education and doula support.  I have a variety of herbal blends available and custom blends that can be created for your specific needs from soothing foot soaks and beverage tea blends to body balancing while transitioning from medicinal birth control and perinatal support.  See my service menu below for a basic list of options in the Mid-Ohio Valley.

While I do require services be paid in full, I provide my NPI number and guidance for my clients to submit claims to their insurance to help cover doula education and support fees upon request.

Want to learn more?  See me chat with Marilee Marrow on Moms Everyday and visit my Support Page.  Find me on Skype @esalibirth for my online [free] "Office Hours."

Have questions?  Get in touch!

Hey, Momma! Yes, Dad, you're included! Cheers! You've got this! I know you have questions
and concerns.
Let's get those fears released
so you can simply enjoy pregnancy.
From family health and wellness
to "Doula 101" tips
everyone is included in an Esali Birth class
and webinar options make distance a non-issue.


Tell me your story. I'd love to help you have a happy healthy birth!

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