A Clinical Herbalist is an educator and partner, encouraging and supporting the health and wellbeing of their clients. Herbalists neither diagnose nor directly treat disease. Rather, we focus on educating you, the client, on how to best enhance your body’s innate healing capacity. Our intent is to help you achieve the highest state of health consistent with your own goals. We will consider your individual constitution and nature and recommend the most appropriate herbal, dietary and lifestyle changes specifically for you. Our goal is to serve as part of your healthcare team; we collaborate with a diversity of alternative and conventional modalities as appropriate. - VCIH
As a clinical herbalist, organic herb farmer and magical witch, Kenzie enjoys teaching about the healing properties of medicinal plants for the mind, body and spirit. She is also a beekeeper, a dancer and a pleasure activist, in love with social justice and spirituality. Kenzie is queer, trans and disability friendly, and open to creating access to herbs for people of all ages, genders, colors and faiths. In her clinical practice, Kenzie specializes in hormonal balance related to the sexual organs, adrenals and thyroid, emotional and spiritual wellness, and trauma transformation through herbal and lifestyle support. Kenzie enjoys teaching kids and teens about the science and magic of herbalism, and teaching adults about body awareness and plant relationships. Kenzie's clinical practice, educational programs and farm are currently based in Burlington, Vermont with the ability to travel.
While seeking a balanced path of spiritual growth, personal healing and herbal justice, herbalism naturally became a major aspect of Kenzie McDonald's lifework. As a clinical herbalist, Kenzie strives to focus on reproductive/sexual health for cis, trans and non-binary folks, Lyme disease, diabetes, and mental and emotional health, specifically related to trauma. Kenzie specializes in auto-immune and concerns related to hormonal and micro biome imbalance. Kenzie is passionate about bringing the healing practices of the mind, body and spirit into the clinical space. Kenzie is queer, trans and disability friendly, and open to seeing clients of all ages, genders and faiths.
In 2016, Kenzie graduated as a clinical herbalist from Vermont Center of Integrative Herbalism, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing healthcare resources grounded in Nature. VCIH brings clinical herbalism to community practice through the weaving of science, spirit and grassroots activism. They provide one of the nation’s most extensive clinical training opportunities in herbal medicine, rooted in deep connection with the plants and place.
In 2017, Kenzie joined as a working member of the Burlington Community Herbal Clinic, an herbalist-owned cooperative practice.
Currently, Kenzie sees clients in their own homes, in her own space and at the Burlington Herb Clinic based at the Railyard Apothecary.
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