Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get started?
All new clients start with an intake appointment, which can be held virtually via phone or video from anywhere in the world, or in person in Berkeley, CA. Updated details can be found on the Book Now! page.
Please take as much time as needed to read through this website to familiarize yourself with Healing Forward and the sessions, modalities, and questions answered within these pages!
Where is the office located?
The HF Office is located at 1611 San Pablo Ave, Suite 2B, in Berkeley, CA.
Enter the property through the main red gates and walk forward towards the mailboxes, up 3 steps, turn left and you’ll see the door to Suite 2 in front of you!
**Note that the door code is listed in your appointment confirmation email so that you may let yourself into the suite.**
More directions and details available here!
What should I bring to my Appt?
Please bring your excitement and your dreams, bring an open mind, and perhaps a bit of curiosity for the process and exploration of healing to come! Thank you in advance for completing the paperwork at least 48 hours in advance!
For in person sessions, please bring a twin sized sheet and a throw blanket is recommended. Comfortable clothes and cozy socks are ideal as you will be laying down during your session.
I’m unsure about booking,
could we chat on the phone for a bit first?
While I am happy to answer any questions via email, it is unfortunately time prohibitive to offer consult phone calls. In order to keep client scheduling as accessible as possible, email correspondence is the best method for any pre-booking questions.
Many of the commonly asked questions have been answered here, or throughout this website, so you may be able to find just the information you were looking for ready to go!
If not, reach out via the contact page anytime!
How many visits will I need?
The answer to this question varies greatly as each individual has their own healing mosaic to be supported through our sessions. Some come to HF with 1-2 pressing issues, while others have dozens of symptom complaints spanning many decades. Each session we work to delve deeper, at the needed pace for each individual. Many people find they continue on with sessions well past their original symptom relief because the services continue to help them feel better each visit as they continue moving ahead in their life!
Some clients love their weekly sessions and find them a beautiful way to move through life, while others regularly book every 2, 3, or 4 weeks, and others still preferring an “as-needed” schedule. Your goals, motivation, and the work you do on your own between sessions can also greatly impact the timeline which helps keep you motivated to continue moving you closer and.. Healing Forward
Do you work with...
I have many clients who have come to HF with chronic issues including auto-immunity, depression, anxiety, hormone imbalance, chronic fatigue, and other aches, and pains.
I also have many clients who are focused on a single piece of their life that they are working to transform, such as healing old trauma, moving ahead in business, finding one’s greater potential, bringing in better personal/social relationships, and more!
Whether the symptoms are physical in manifestation, or more of a felt sense in the body hindering one from living the life they want, the root causes often connect into much deeper layers that are crucial for true and deep healing. These root causes often tell stories of the past (and the now and the future too!) and may include emotional wounds, trans-generational affects, and environmental epigenetic impacts as well. All of the above, and more, can be brought into sessions for support at greater levels of consciousness based healthcare.
Do you book appts with teens
and young children?
Absolutely! I have seen babies in the womb and infants all the way up to seniors and even have a few pictures in my office drawn by a few of my younger clients!
Children often respond beautifully to sessions and it’s so incredibly powerful to help them learn, from an early age, how to do this work. I have received many a grateful note from an exhausted parent, so relieved to see their child transform post session and have better sleep and fewer tantrums. And yes, this includes parents of teenagers too!
Parents/guardians can book HF sessions for their minor and can complete the same digital paperwork, with the input and help of their child when possible, leaving out any parts that are not relevant due to age.
Supplements: Vitamins, Minerals, & Herbs?
Health and nutritional supplements can be a great added benefit to any healing protocol! During sessions, nutritional support may come up for clients as needed. Supplements recommended in office are high quality, whole foods based nutrients and may include vitamins, minerals, herbals, and other nutritional support.
Supplement costs, if recommended, are not included in the session prices as they vary depending upon each client’s individual needs. Drop ship orders are placed as needed to provide ease of purchase for clients.
Payment & Insurance?
New Client Intake – $225
All HF Followup Sessions – $165
Payment is due at the end of each session. Healing Forward accepts cash or credit. We do not accept insurance. HSA/FSA cards are often able to be used, check with your provider for more details.
Policies & Procedures: Cancellation? Returns?
If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, please notify us at least 48 hours before your appointment to cancel or reschedule. Cancellations under 48 hours or no-shows will be charged a full missed session fee. If you plan to arrive late, please send a note to let us know before the start of your session time. Sessions will be considered “no-show” at 20 minutes past start time and a full session fee will be charged. Lab tests and supplements, including in-office purchases, special order, and direct ship items, are non-refundable.. All packages and services, including lab tests, are non-refundable and must be used within 6 months from date of purchase. Additional policies may be outlined in the intake paperwork with further details as applicable.
**Be advised that any nutritional or lifestyle program suggested is not intended as a treatment for any disease. The intent of any nutritional and lifestyle recommendation is to support the physiological and biochemical processes of the human body and not to diagnose, treat, cure, prevent any disease or condition. You should always consult with a qualified medical professional before making changes to your diet, prescription medication, lifestyle or exercise activities.**,