You’ve struggled with anxiety or depression for as long as you can remember and pandemic parenting has only made it harder.
Now it feels like you're taking two steps forward, one step back. Not able to gain any traction.
You’ve tried everything –
all the kinds of therapy, bodywork, antidepressants, the list goes on. On good days you think to yourself, “Oh, maybe it’s working. I don’t feel as bad as I used to.”
But now there are unexplained physical things happening – pain, digestive issues, sleep problems, and feeling tired all the time...
You’re running from appointment to appointment only to be told that “there’s nothing wrong”
Your doctors don't know what’s going on and you’re tired of it. You don’t want to go on more meds (you don’t even like taking Tylenol), but you don't know what to try next. You feel alone.
Struggling this much trying to cope with daily life, while throwing away your precious energy trying to figure out what’s going on... You don't have to live this way.
I’m Rebecca (she/they) and I’m a Queer acupuncturist and herbalist. I help LGBTQ+ parents who experience mental health challenges and physical pain to find refuge and healing in their own body. I can help you to feel So.Much.Better while finally understanding how your mental and physical symptoms are very much connected. Which means you get to use your precious energy to live your beautiful life, not just manage your symptoms.
Through East Asian Medicine and evidence-based techniques, I facilitate a healing process that reveals layers of ease and groundedness that you embody with initial disbelief, and then just become your new baseline.
Together, we get really precise about what’s happening in your mind and body and then you speak out-loud your deepest intention, “How would you like to feel?” Our care plan, which covers herbs, acu-phototherapy, movement, and more, is designed toward these very personal and vulnerable desires for change.
Working together is an opportunity to unlearn perfectionism, the ways in which capitalism makes us feel not enough, and opens up possibilities to model a different way for our kiddos – all while feeling supported, calm, and clear.
My clients describe feeling a sense of power in relation to their own healing, an understanding of what they want out of the western medical system, and relief from symptoms so long standing that they didn’t know just how much they were enduring every day.
If a super Queer, collaborative healing process sounds right. If finding your ground again through laughter and depth, is where you're at. If a trauma-informed, non-judgmental space sounds like what you’re needing, book a free Curiosity Call. Let's talk and see if there’s alignment.
How It Works
Share where you're at
In the Curiosity Call, you’ll share what you or your child is going through.
You’ll come away with a menu of options (1:1 sessions, a course, or a combination) that can work for your intentions and your budget.
Customized care plan
Your intake appointment kicks-off a process to find relief from what's going on and begin to heal the root cause(s) of what's going on.
Live fully, feel well
Once you've met your goals, we'll meet monthly to do what some call "preventive care" and we call "showing-up for your healing".
Today my 7 year old asked me, "Did you just put an acupuncture patch on me? Cause I feel so calm." Rebecca has introduced Chinese Medicine to my kiddo in such a gentle and supportive way. It has helped M in her work of connecting her emotions to her body sensations and naming the type of support she needs.
- C, Queer (adjacent) parent
Though I only worked with Rebecca for a short time--in treatment for myself and my young teenager--I can say with confidence that she brings great skill and compassion to her practice. My teenager is non-binary trans and felt very safe with Rebecca, as Rebecca is extremely adept with working with gender-diverse patients. Rebecca has tremendous respect for her patients and for the tools of her trade: herbs, etc., with which she creates a kind of team of allies, helping her patients on their path to greater health.
- Jenny Jaeckel, Victoria BC
I can’t begin to explain the relief I felt from the first time we met. Literally like a cold cloud had been lifted from my heart, and that warm energy was blanketing me instead. I would highly recommend working with Rebecca for anyone else struggling with mental illness. Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for me Rebecca, your positive impact on me is immeasurable.
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