Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get started?
All new clients start with an intake appointment, which can be held virtually via phone, video, email, or in person. New client booking is currently wait list only, and is usually about a 4-8 week wait for the first session. To add your name to the waitlist, please send a note via the Contact page! I recommend clients also read through the different pages of this website to familiarize themselves with Healing Forward. Make sure to check out the Modalities page, more about Sessions at Healing Forward and also the FAQs here on this page too!
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 proceed straight forward towards the mailboxes, up 3 steps. Turn left after the steps and you’ll see Suite 2 in front of you! All door codes are included in your appointment confirmation email so be sure to note that for easy entrance. Clients are welcome to wait in the en suite waiting room or in the garden listening to the wind chimes!
See more details for location, parking, and directions here on the location page.
What should I bring to my Appt?
As long as the digital paperwork has been completed, there is nothing you must bring to the first session. Thank you in advance for completing the paperwork at least 48 hours in advance!
If you have any recent (last 6 months) labwork you are welcome to bring it but we often will not have time to get to it during this first meetup as there is so much to do, but it will be great information to have moving forward and good for reference. This can also be emailed if preferred (screenshots ok!)
Dressing comfortably is ideal as you will be laying down, and socks are often preferred as shoes are left at the door.
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. I do my best to respond within 48 hours, often much sooner!
Many of the questions that are commonly asked have been answered here, or throughout this website, so do read through as you may be able to find just the information you were looking for ready to go!
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 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 every 6-8 weeks or on an “as-needed” schedule. Just as with any healing modality, there is no wrong or right, but what fits you the best
Your goals, your motivation, and the work you do on your own between sessions can also greatly impact the timeline. My goal is that you feel progress each and every session 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, allergies, hormone imbalance, chronic fatigue, and other challenges, 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 through past events, releasing performance anxiety, 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 to find its way in. These root causes often tell stories of past traumas, emotional scars, trans-generational impacts, and epigenetic (how the environment has affected our genes!) shifts. All of the above, and more, can be brought into sessions for support spanning into greater levels of consciousness based healthcare.
If in doubt, contact me for more information!
Do you book appts with teens
and young children?
Absolutely! I have seen infants on up to seniors and even have a few pictures in my office drawn by a few of my younger clients!
Technically, my youngest clients have still been in the womb and it’s amazing to see their energy fields grow as they do!
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 text from a tired parent on the verge, so relieved to see their child transform post session and sleep through the night or stop the tantrums!
Parents/guardians can book HF sessions for their minor and can complete the same digital paperwork, 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, we may check in on any nutritional support that may be of help. For those on a nutritional support protocol from another practitioner, or not interested in taking supplements, no worries! We have plenty of work to do during sessions, with or without supplements.
Supplements recommended in office are high quality, whole foods based nutrients that are only available through health care practitioners and include vitamins, minerals, herbals, and other nutritional support.
Drop ship orders are placed as needed to provide ease of purchase for clients.
Payment & Insurance?
2020 Prices and Fees:
New Client Intake – $225.00 (60-75 min)
Followup Sessions – $165.00
BodyTalk & VMLD sessions are 45-60 min each
EmRes sessions are 10-45 min and includes phone followup, as needed
Payment is due at the end of each session. Supplement costs are not included in the above prices as they vary depending upon each client’s individual needs.
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.
**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.**,