Build your clinical practice.

There's a lot more involved in a clinical herbal practice than just the herbs themselves. 

Learning to apply everything you've learned, in an orderly way and aligning with the client's needs and resources, can be a challenge! 

In this course, you'll learn:

🌿 How to practice within the law

🌿 All of the administrative aspects of practice, such as scheduling, technology, insurance, and more

🌿 To engage your clients in collaboration and partnership so that they can be in control of their own health

🌿 How to conduct an intake interview and a consultation session so that you get the information you need to give your clients the information they need

🌿  How to build plans and protocols that are customized to each client


You'll also develop your assessment and analysis skills, and clinical research skills, both through direct instruction as well as case studies.

You'll even learn to write and publish your own case studies so that you can share your work with other professionals!


This course is currently being updated and new material is being added so that you're up-to-date with the latest details! 

You'll get 50+ hours of instructional videos, as well as PDF handouts, quizzes and homework assignments, and more - plus weekly Q&A discussions where you can talk directly with Ryn and Katja.


Course curriculum

    1. Welcome!

      FREE PREVIEW
    2. A special live Q&A time for Clinical students!

    3. Accessing the Live CLINICAL Q&A sessions

    4. Mountain Rose Herbs + Foster Farms discount codes

    5. How to use this platform

    6. How to use the Discussions feature

    7. Meet our Friends!

    8. Chatting in the Community Space

    9. Every Body is Different

    10. Use of Course Material (Intellectual Property)

    11. ✅ The Clinical Herbalist Courses are being updated!

    1. Winter 2023-24: Updates to this course

    2. Advanced material: pre-requisites and co-requisites

    3. How to work through this course

    4. Introduction

    5. A big bag of tricks...er...trial and error

    1. The following chapters contain...

    1. What kind of Clinician are you?

    2. The One About Money.

    3. How much should you charge?

    4. Ideas for implementing sliding scales

    5. Sliding Scale and Low Cost work

    6. A very mainstream sliding scale guide

    7. An herbal/holistic focused sliding scale model

    8. Journal Prompt: Ideas for sustainable Pro-Bono work

    9. More about Money

    10. The basics of setting up a practice

    11. Presentation & Professionalism

    12. A short tangent on snake oil...

    13. Ethics & Inner Work

    14. Codes of Ethics

    15. Bias and Bodies

    16. A Teaching Parable

    17. Confronting your Biases

    1. Introduction

    2. Issues around Licensure

    3. The Practice of Medicine (and how not to do that!)

    4. Herbalism and the Law: The Practice of Medicine in Massachusetts

    5. Safe Harbor Laws

    6. Scope of Practice

    7. "Scope of Expectations"

    8. Michael Phelps

    9. Balancing your own resources

    10. Informed Disclosure documentation

    11. Informed Disclosure forms

    12. Assignment: First draft of your informed consent/informed disclosure form

    13. Insurance and Legal Defensibility

    14. Professional Liability Insurance and Legal Defensibility

    15. Insurance: their website vs. the policy binder

    16. Insurance Cheat Sheet

    17. Should you be a Registered Herbalist (or professionally recognized in another country)?

    18. What about other "credentials"?

    19. Legal defensibility checklist

    20. "Don't Tell and Sell" Regulations

    21. Oops - what if you already have a products business?

    22. Avoiding Legal Issues

    1. "Frist Contact"

    2. Marketing for clinical herbalists

    3. Scheduling software

    4. Intake Forms

    5. Creating your practice space

    6. Planning session time

    7. Preparation for a session

    8. Creating your "company" policies

About this course

  • $500.00
  • 113 lessons
  • 26 hours of video content

But wait, there's more! 🙂

In addition to the videos, we provide features to accommodate all the different ways people like to learn, so you can internalize the information easily!

  • Lifetime access - so you can review the content as many times as you like, forever! And: every time we make updates, you get the new material for free!

  • Weekly live Q&A sessions with Katja and Ryn - to ask your questions directly, live and in person! (They're even archived, in case you miss one!) This course has 1 year live Q&A support.

  • Ask questions anytime - we're always just a click away: you can ask any questions in the integrated discussion forum, and we're committed to personally answering your questions, usually within 24 hours.

  • Printable PDF materials - if you like to follow the videos along on paper, or keep them handy for a quick reference.

  • Downloadable MP3 files - so you can review the content while you commute, workout, garden, ... anytime!

  • Access to our Private Student Community - we run a vibrant student community with a mobile app (completely private, NOT on social media!) for our students, so that you can share with each other and support one another! Join study groups, swap herbs, chat about your practice, and more!

Freshly updated material!

We update our courses from the ground up every 3 years on a rotating basis, and we're uploading all the updated materials into this course now!

The first several chapters are all set, and new videos and resources are being uploaded every day over the next six weeks.

You can start right now! Every day you'll see more new material in the course for you automagically - you don't have to do anything at all, it will just appear for you!

In fact, we provide free lifetime updates for ALL of our courses - we believe you should always have the best, freshest, most comprehensive information available.

So not only do you get lifetime access, you ALSO get lifetime updates - free!


This course is for everyone!

You don't have to be enrolled in the Clinical Herbalist Program to take this course!

If you already have your herbal knowledge and just want to learn the skills to put it all into practice, you are absolutely welcome to jump right in!

If you take this course and at some future date decide to enroll in the whole Clinical Herbalist Program, make sure to email us first so that we can make you a special coupon code to deduct the cost of this course from the bundle! :-)

Certificate Information

You will receive a certificate for the successful completion of this course. 

This course has 100+ credit hours.

This course is being updated and when the rest of the materials are uploaded, the credit hour count will be revised to reflect the higher final number.

This represents the actual time of video instruction and live Q&A, as well as the time allocated for your capstone assignment, quizzes, and other assignments & activities required for completion of the course.


It is reasonable to plan about twice that much time to complete the work: this is because most students like to watch the videos more than once, review their notes, and many students complete more than the required activities. You might also enjoy joining a study group in our Student Community, and you might choose to work on extra activities together as a group to help you internalize all that you've learned. 


Regardless of how long it takes you, there is never any pressure! You have access to this material for life, and in fact, when we add updates and new materials, you receive it all for free, automatically!


If new material is added after you have received your certificate, we are happy to send you a new updated certificate to document the additional time when you complete the new material.

50+ hours of in-depth videos, downloadable quick guides, live Q&A sessions, and more - all for $500!

Pricing options

Get special early-access pricing while we're completing the updates!

Your Teachers

Two heads are better than one!


Katja & Ryn
Katja & Ryn

Katja & Ryn almost always teach together. They each have particular talents and areas of interest, and their perspectives on certain issues are quite different! Together, they convey a fuller picture of the realities of herbal theory & practice than either one could do alone.

Katja is an herbalist and teacher working to help people rebuild their relationships with their bodies and their own ability to heal. She’s been in practice for nearly 25 years, but it all began with a desire to make her own “fancy tea” at home instead of paying high prices for imported blends at specialty stores. She’s kept that do-it-yourself ethic close to her heart.

Ryn has been a practicing herbalist since 2010. He came to herbalism by way of martial arts, where his first experiences with herbs were focused on getting back into the game and becoming more flexible, adaptable, and resilient. Passing that experience on to others is what keeps him motivated every day.

Together, Katja and Ryn teach everyone from children to elders, as well as pharmacy students from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Northeastern University School of Pharmacy, where they both serve as associate faculty. Ryn and Katja are the authors of Herbal Medicine for Beginners, and the creators of the weekly Holistic Herbalism Podcast.

Zero-Risk Return Policy

Teaching isn't just about conveying information - there's also an aspect of being someone's "cup of tea".

So we want you to take the first 14 days to really decide if you love it or not. If for any reason you feel like this program isn’t right for you - if we're just not your cup of tea - we’ll give you a full refund. You don't even need a reason - just please let us know within 14 days of purchase.