Consultations

Do you want to get to the root cause of your health conditions? Are you unsure as to what herbs, nutrition, supplements or lifestyle practices are right for you? Would you like to have a tailored therapeutic strategy that takes into account your unique constitution and condition? 

A vitalist herbal consultation may be the proper next step in your healing journey. 

Vitalist herbalism focuses on therapeutics that work with the body’s natural processes and support its innate gravitation toward healing. This is a wholistic approach which leans on the healing powers of diet, lifestyle, herbs and nature.

The Consultation Process

Consultations are offered over zoom or in person in Elliott's private office in Dancing Willow Herbs, 1018 Main Ave, Durango, CO. 

In these consultations, Elliott will dive deep into your health history, diet, lifestyle, physical conditions, and any other relevant information that you are wanting to address. After the 2 hour long intake consultation, Elliott will formulate a custom therapeutic strategy to address the root cause and any acute symptoms you are experiencing.

Therapeutics always include a customized herbal formula that takes into account your unique constitution and herbal indications. Custom herbal formulas may be in the form of teas, tinctures, powder blends, honey pastes, syrups, oxymels or elixirs depending on your individual wants or needs. Elliott also may provide education or recommend nutritional changes, supplements, lifestyle changes or flower essences.

The cost of the initial consultation includes the 2 hour intake as well as a 30 min-1 hour initial follow up where Elliott will explain all recommended therapeutics in depth. After initial consultations, further follow up sessions are highly recommended to refine therapeutics, keep going deeper and address acute symptoms if they arise. For every intake session, Elliott spends 5-8 hours of research, formulation and customized health investigation related to your case. 

Elliott is a trained Clinical Herbalist from the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, North American Institute of Medical Herbalism and Acorn School of Herbal Medicine. She has over 1400 hours of clinical experience, classroom training, thesis and practicum, including studies of pathophysiology, materia medica, therapeutics, clinical nutrition, clinical skills and safety factors. 

Cost of Consultations

Clinical intakes are $200, and we require a $100 refundable deposit to reserve your place on the schedule. The cost of intake includes a 2 hour initial session, and a 30 minute to 1 hour initial follow up to discuss therapeutics.  

Follow ups are $75/hour, and usually last 30 minutes to 1 hour. 

*Please note that the cost of consultations includes the 5-8 hours of time spent on formulation, research and case write up. 

Booking a Consultation

To book a consultation, please call the shop at 970-247-1654. We will take payment for the deposit at that time, and get you on the schedule for our next available time slot that works for you. 

Clinical Testimonials

"Elliott's support in my healing has been such a turning point for me.  From the beginning, Elliott is looking to uncover the root cause of issues, not just treating the symptoms.  She creates a safe and loving space and asks deep intuitive questions as it relates to the unique, whole person.  I have learned so much from her knowledge of the interconnectedness of the body and appreciate that she does not take a "one size fits all" approach.  Elliott is authentic, wise and kind and I look forward to every conversation with her.  It's time we all become empowered in our health, and Elliott can guide you there." -CH

"Working with Elliot has been such a pleasure! She is such a sweet, calm, and comforting person. She had so much information to share, and I learned so much from her. Our visits were so thorough, and her treatment plan was so thoughtful. All of her advice and guidance was given with love and care. The herbal formulas she made for me were divine, and I found them to be extremely helpful. She was so encouraging when I wanted to give up!  I never thought healing could be so gentle and loving. I’m so thankful to have been under her care!" -SS

"I have been working with Elliott Brinkley for about four months now. I have been very fortunate to have this opportunity to work with Elliott, and I am immensely grateful. I have had monthly zooms and weekly emails back-and-forth with Elliott. We discussed herbal remedies, symptoms, my emotions, and all things Health. Elliott really puts her whole heart into her clients, and that is something I’ve been blessed to feel and know. The very first zoom I had with Elliott, I cried tears of joy. I finally felt so understood and heard. I was left with such a sense of hope for healing. She has taken her time to thoroughly get a picture of my health and me as a person. I have truly never experienced these things with any western practitioner.
Though it has only been four months now, I can say with confidence that Elliott has already helped me become healthier and happier through the help of her and herbal medicine. Every single herbal remedy she has provided has been greatly beneficial to me. Elliott is an outstanding herbalist, and an outstanding person. She provides love, healing, guidance, and kind words to her clients. If you are someone looking to head the route of herbal medicine, she is the herbalist to have by your side. I recommend Elliott to anyone looking to start working with an herbalist. I can’t even convey how much gratitude I have for Elliott. She will be your cheerleader through your journey of herbal medicine. She is such a bright soul, you’ll have to get to know her for yourself." -FY