Emily is a Medical Herbalist practicing in Victoria, BC. She completed her Diploma of Phytotherapy at Pacific Rim College graduating as the class Valedictorian, which included:

510+ Hours of Clinical Practice Experience

1400+ Hours of Therapeutic and Medical Educational Hours

480+ Hours of Biomedical Sciences

Emily has also completed a Bachelor of Science in Honours Biology from the University of Guelph with a focus in ecology and botany. Her sound scientific background and deep curiosity about all living things have created a foundation of evidence based knowledge, on which she draw’s from when prescribing plant medicine and perceiving health conditions.

Her framework for practice begins with meeting the patient where they are in their personal health journey; she offers a gentle and nourishing approach to working towards client directed goals. Emily uses both her perceptive nature and strong intuition to notice the subtle signs that the body provides. She uses these as clues to uncover what is needed to help restore a sense of harmony. She is a skilled listener and offers compassion, validation and an empathetic heart when hearing about other’s experiences.

Emily enjoys working with:

Mental Health

PTSD/CPTSD, Anxiety/Stress, Depression, Burnout Neurodivergences including ADD/ADHD, Highly Sensitive People

Brain Health

Traumatic Brain Injuries, Alzheimer’s, Dementia

Age Related Health Issues

Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Menopause

Musculoskeletal System

Broken Bones/Fractures, Sprains, Post-op Recovery

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Founder of Apotheka, Michelle is a Medical Herbalist and Holistic Nutritionist.

She explores the broader context and whole person, involving the patient’s community support and other practitioners.

Michelle has 20 years of experience in researching digestive imbalances and autoimmune conditions. Personal triumph over these issues, helps her connect with people who are experiencing similar health challenges.

Michelle completed her 5-year program of Phytotherapy and Holistic Nutrition at Pacific Rim College, which included over:

800+ hours of clinical practice experience 800+ hours of therapeutic and medical educational hours 500+ hours of biomedical sciences She has nutritional knowledge in Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, and modern dietary therapies. This complex and extensive training in ancient medicine and modern medical sciences has given Michelle a deep, intimate understanding of the human body, health conditions, and medicinal therapies. She continues to learn and grow as a practitioner to ensure her patients receive the best and most up-to-date treatments and care.

MICHELLE ENJOYS WORKING WITH:

• Rheumatoid arthritis • Digestive imbalances • Stress/anxiety • The nervous system • Adrenals • Insomnia • Low energy

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Avery is a Registered Acupuncturist and Clinical Herbalist, born and raised on the incredible Vancouver Island in Southwest British Columbia. She is now living in Victoria after graduating with honors from Pacific Rim College - Diploma of Phytotherapy in 2015, and Diploma of Acupuncture in 2019, where she studied Western Herbalism and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncture. Both programs included in depth learning of biomedical sciences, herbal energetics and nutrition.

Avery uses a combination of Western herbal medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophy and holistic nutrition in her practice to assess and treat each person based on their constitution. She studied Ayurveda under her teacher in Kerala, India in 2012 and 2016. Now a Registered Acupuncturist with the CTCMA and professional member of the British Columbia Herbalist Association, she aims to make holistic healthcare accessible while providing a safe and inclusive space for healing.

Avery enjoys working with all types of health concerns including digestive upsets, chronic stress, chronic pain, gynaecological conditions, nervous system regulation and mental-emotional conditions.

Other passions include, traveling, gardening, camping and volunteer Harm Reduction work.

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Apotheka offers sliding scale 15 minute mini consultations to offer customized herbal formulas.

Upon booking, you will receive a brief intake form as well as a treatment consent form. Please fill both forms out prior to your consultation.

Please make sure to specify which method of consultation you prefer, as we offer email or phone consults. If you choose email, we will send you a list of questions within 24 hours of your booking time, pending you have filled out the forms prior. For a phone consultation, we will call you at the time of your booking.

Once we have received your intake forms we will select one of our herbalists for you. If you have a preference on which herbalist you would like to work with, please let us know in the notes section. If this mini consult is to get to know a practitioner before booking a full consultation, please let us know and we will make sure they contact you.

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Leah is currently a senior student at Pacific Rim College in Victoria, B.C. She is working to complete her 5-year training in both Western Herbal Medicine and Holistic Nutrition. These comprehensive programs blend traditional knowledge of herbs and diet therapy alongside extensive training in biomedical sciences. Over the course of her training Leah will complete over 850 hours of clinical practice experience.

In 2020 Leah completed an apprenticeship in Powell River working alongside local herbalist Amber Friedman making a wide range of herbal products from scratch and was responsible for many of the formulations in the Wild Spirit Apothecary product line. Leah also completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2015 from the University of Calgary where she focused on clinical aspects of psychology including mental health conditions.

Leah’s approach to health and wellness is to focus on supporting the foundational aspects of health including sleep, digestion, blood sugar regulation, ensuring proper nutrition, and stress management.

In her free time, Leah enjoys spending time in the garden, camping, baking sourdough bread, and playing with her two rambunctious kitties.

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