Monday Mentoring

A community of practice where Western herbalists and herbally-minded nutritionists can collaborate, grow, and access our collective wisdom

Next open Jan 2023 

Clinical practice can be challenging. 

After you finish your formal training, it can be hard to find people who are actually in practice and who understand the type of work you do.

Even after 15+ years of clinical practice, I have new questions every day about complicated cases, formulating, and/or the minutiae of running a practice.

I created Monday Mentoring to bring clinicians together to learn from and with each other.

As a community of practice, our focus is on bringing our hearts and minds together for the highest good of all involved so that we can more effectively serve our communities.

do you want to grow as a practitioner? 

Set aside one hour a week to surround yourself with others who are consciously engaged in the same type of work and experience the power of a community-based model.


Bring your questions, your ideas, your inspiration – and get ready to evolve in ways that wouldn’t be possible on your own.

With MM I have all the support and collaboration and inspiration and collective knowledge I could ever hope for. And more. Camille shares her incredible depth of experience (as do the many other incredibly knowledgeable herbalists & nutritionists), her webinars & trainings, as well as the tools of her trade (workflows, spreadsheets, etc.).

The support is INCREDIBLE. Being a member of a group of dedicated clinical herbalists who are supportive and encouraging - and are committed to be exceptional, highly trained, growth-oriented professionals.

If you are serious about being a clinical herbalist and you know you need a supportive team to make your clinical practice a reality, THIS is the group for you.

Krista Lamoreaux from Herbal Alchemy

We meet every Monday to pool our collective wisdom and support one another 

How Monday Mentoring helps you serve your community: 

Monday Mentoring is designed to be as simple as possible: simply show up for an hour every week. You'll have the support you need to learn, move your practice forward, and connect with other practitioners.

3 Sessions to Choose from Every week

There are 3 Monday Mentoring sessions every week. I recommend that you pick one every week, but you can attend any/all sessions. You'll be surrounded by highly-trained practitioners who are dedicated to doing this work, asking questions, and learning how to better serve their communities.

Connect via our community site

We have a community forum for members to connect between meetings, share resources, and find support. You'll have a "Question of the Week" to get the conversation started and the option to sign up for "match ups" every week or every month to get to know other members. 


Participation is optional!

Deep Dive and Webinar Library Access

You'll receive live access to the 2023 Hormone Deep Dive, the 2022 GI Deep Dive recordings, as well as my full webinar library with 30+ trainings covering both clinical topics and practice management concepts like how to find clients, starting an email list, and more.

The community that has developed under the umbrella of Monday Mentoring is truly collaborative and nourishing. The benefits of our collective work and wisdom rippling out through more effectively serving our own communities and clients may be the most beautiful part of all!


Committing to a meeting every Monday night gave me pause. Like many others, I have a lot going on and time is valuable. I wanted to make sure that anything I added to my metaphorical plate was worth the investment. Fortunately, there is no long-term commitment, so I decided to see if Monday Mentoring would be beneficial (spoiler alert: totally worth the time investment!).


So much has changed since I started Monday Mentoring! I know that my practice would not be where it is if not for the time commitment. Being part of a group of people who both support me and hold me accountable helped in two ways. One, it provided an additional spark to keep me moving. Two, it helped me make sure that I was setting realistic expectations and goals for a specific time period.


I have also grown so much as a practitioner. Hearing each person's unique assessment and approach to different situations has broadened my own perspective. Having access to the collective experience and wisdom of this group is transformational! It's clear that everyone involved wants to support the highest good of each practitioner and their clients/ community. Knowledge, experience, and worries are all shared freely and respected.


If you are open to expanding your knowledge/experience as an herbalist and are willing to hold space for others to do the same, Monday Mentoring would be a wonderful fit for you; even if you feel like you might not have much to offer at first! If collaboration isn't your thing or you aren't ready to devote the time to make the most of this experience, it's probably best to pass at this time.

Janelle Farkas from Wild Edge Wellness

There are 3 sessions every week:

When you join Monday Mentoring, you'll have access to all three hour-long sessions every week. Pick the topics and/or times that work best for you. We meet every Monday except for US Federal Holidays. See our full 2023 calendar. 

Mondays @ Noon ET

herb-focused group

Mondays @ 5 pm ET

nutrition-focused group

Mondays @ 7 pm ET

herb-focused group

Session types: 

We vary the session types; most weeks there will be at least one Round Table and at least one Practice Management session. Pick and choose what you attend based on your schedule and your interests.

Clinical Round Table 

Do you have a challenging case that you’d love an outside perspective on? Bring it to the round table. You’ll get access to the collective experience and wisdom of other clinicians so you can consider multiple approaches. You'll also learn from hearing others' cases and contributions as well. 

Frequency: one or more every week

Practice Management

These sessions cover how to manage your practice, including topics like pricing, scheduling, client challenges, and imposter syndrome. We help one another with the inevitable bumps along the road, which makes running a practice easier and less stressful.

Frequency: one or more almost every week

Apothecary Management

Running an apothecary? Need help preparing extracts, storing herbs, labeling and record-keeping? Have questions about keeping client files, shipping, processing? Bring them to our monthly apothecary management session, hosted by stascha stahl. 

Frequency: once monthly

Journal Club

We all read a research article in advance and gather to discuss the study's strengths, weaknesses, and applicability to clinical practice. Improve your understanding of the literature and expand your clinical skills!

Frequency: once every other month

Also included in your Membership:

2022 GI Deep Dive & Webinar Library

When you join Monday Mentoring, you'll have access to my full webinar library, including the 2022 GI Deep Dive (normally $348) and dozens of other webinars on both clinical topics and practice-building topics. 

2023 Hormone Deep Dive

Monday Mentoring includes access to the Hormone Deep Dive Plus (normally $390), 15 continuing education lectures with their associated slides, reference lists, and optional quizzes/CEU certificates. 

Discounts on 1:1 work and other programs

Monday Mentoring members receive discounts on Herbal Observation Groups, 1:1 work with Camille, the Roots & Grow classes, as well as other upcoming programs like the 2023 Herbs 101 for Nutritionists class ❤️

Pay From the Heart Pricing

If you'd like to join Monday Mentoring, spend a few moments in reflection and consider which price feels like the right one for you, for now. 

growing

This is the minimum price that covers the services and infrastructure that keep Monday Mentoring running.

$75/month

sustainable

This price is sustainable for Monday Mentoring, allowing the program to stay vibrant and supporting fair wages for me and others who work in/on the membership.

$99/month

scaling

This price allows us to open the program to others who can't afford MM and to expand our offerings to better serve our community.

$129/month

If you'd like to join and the prices below would interfere with your ability to secure food, shelter, or other basic needs, please message me. Scholarships are available for those who identify as Black or Indigenous, or as a Person of Color.

Here's what's included when you join Monday Mentoring

Don't be overwhelmed. The core of our program is this: show up once a week for an hour. Everything else is extra❤️

3 Support Sessions Every Monday

The core of Monday Mentoring is our weekly gatherings, where you can ask for support with challenging cases, get help growing and running your practice, and expand your clinical skills while you learn from and with others doing this work. 

2023 Hormone Deep Dive

Access to the 2023 Hormone Deep Dive Plus is included in your membership and costs $390 when purchased separately.


The Deep Dive includes 10 training webinars + nutrition CEUs along with 5 bonus case application sessions.

Full Webinar Library

For the duration of your membership, you'll be able to access the webinar library, including more than 30 trainings. See the full list. (normal cost $750+ if purchased individually or $29/month)


You will also get access to all 12 lectures from the 2022 GI Deep Dive (normal cost $348)

Community Site

Connect with other members, ask questions and share referral information on our community site. 


We use Heartbeat, which includes a community directory, private messaging, and a weekly roundup email so it's easy to keep up with things you've missed. Also, it's not Facebook. Participation is optional.

Discounts on 1:1 work & courses

Monday Mentoring members receive the following discounts: 

  • 50% off herbal observation groups
  • 50% off the Roots course
  • 50% off the upcoming "Herbs 101 for Nutrition Professionals" course
  • $25 off 30-min 1:1 sessions with Camille
  • $50 off 60-min 1:1 sessions with Camille
  • And more!

Weekly Co-Working

Join us for an hour every week to check off the more tedious tasks associated with running a practice. We currently meet Tuesdays from 2-3 pm ET. 


Drop in any time. No commitment required.


Five Challenges

Work through any of our challenges on your own time. We typically do one together as a group each season. Currently available:

  • Website spruce-up challenge
  • Creativity & visibility challenge
  • Referral & connection challenge
  • Awesome conference presentation challenge
  • Create your own challenge challenge


The group has been so supportive and welcoming, it's been a dream! I now have direction, focus, and support for all the unknowns and insecurities that come with starting your own practice. This is such an intelligent, sensitive, and intuitive group, and I learn from all of them every single time we meet.


The case studies and clinical observations are one of the most valuable parts of the experience - seeing how people work through challenging cases and bring new/different perspectives. MM is truly a gold mine of information and perspective!!! It's honestly "the gift that keeps on giving" with both practice information and overall knowledge. Camille makes this entire experience as special, intimate, and comfortable.


When I eventually open my own practice after becoming a CNS, I know my participation in MM will have been one of the most crucial parts to my success and ability to get there. I feel lucky and blessed every day to be a part of this group, truly.

Elyce Shapiro, nutritionist

Statement of Inclusivity


At Monday Mentoring we welcome practitioners (and clients!) from diverse backgrounds, including those from various racial/ethnic groups, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and other traditionally oppressed communities. Please bring your warmest, most welcoming, compassionate self to all of our meetings so that the space is safe for everyone. If you do not believe that Black Lives Matter, trans rights are human rights, and abortion is health care, this group is not a good fit. For the sake of the larger group, we will remove anyone who violates the community guidelines.

Is Monday Mentoring a fit for you? 

Monday Mentoring is a truly special community AND it's not a good fit for everyone. Use the list below to determine if Monday Mentoring is what you need at this point in your growth as a clinician. If the timing isn't right, you can always circle back later.

You'll fit right in if you're:

  • A highly-trained herbalist, or
  • A highly-trained nutritionist who loves herbs
  • Actively seeing clients or will be soon
  • Done with your clinical training (or nearing completion!)
  • Ready to commit one hour per week to your growth as a clinician
  • Open-minded and ready to learn, share, and see what happens

Consider alternatives if you're:

  • Still early in your studies
  • Not trained as a clinician
  • Not seeing clients or won't be for several years
  • Seeking support in a tradition other than Western herbalism
  • Too busy to commit one hour/week right now
  • Not fully in agreement that Black Lives Matter, trans rights are human rights, abortion is health care, and COVID is real. 

FAQ

I'm new to herbalism. Can I enroll?

Monday Mentoring is designed for advanced students and practitioners. If you're new to herbal medicine and aren't currently in practice - or at least planning to start seeing clients in the very near future - this isn't a good fit. If you're a practicing nutritionist who's new to herbal medicine, please join us. If neither of these apply, stay on my mailing list and circle back when the time is right!

What's an "herbally-minded nutritionist"?

If you're an advanced nutrition student (meaning you're very close to licensure/graduation) and/or a practicing nutritionist with some training or background in herbal medicine, that counts! If you're not sure, contact me and we can discuss.

Do I have to pick the herb or nutrition ?

No! Our 5 pm ET group is primarily for folks who identify as nutritionists. If you're a nutritionist, this group will be the best fit, especially during round tables. However, you are welcome to attend the other groups to get feedback from herbalists on your cases. Similarly, herbalists can attend the 5 pm ET round tables to learn from/with our nutrition crew.

I work in a tradition other than Western herbal medicine. Is this a good fit?

While I have deep respect for herbal traditions outside my own, I am not trained or skilled in their implementation. You will likely be better off finding a mentor or program that is aligned with your training. 

What if I miss a session? Are they recorded?

All sessions are recorded and posted on the MM site within 24-48 hours. We keep recordings for about 6 months, after which time they're deleted to ease our environmental impact.

How big are the groups?

We usually have between 10 and 20 people at any given session of Monday Mentoring.

How inconvenient will it be if I decide to cancel?

You can cancel any time, using the "My Account" link at the top of every page in Monday Mentoring. I absolutely do not want you to stay in the program if it's not a good fit. No awkward phone calls or emails necessary, and no hard feelings if it's not for you!

What if I don't have any clients yet?

Please feel free to join anyway, as long as you hope to be working with clients in the near future. Participating in our live sessions will help you develop your clinical skills as you begin your practice.

Are scholarships available?

I have a scholarship for BIPOC (more here). No other scholarships are available at the moment.

Can I get hours toward my RH credential?

Yes, you can get hours in the "Supervised Clinical Experience" category, which can count for up to 100 of your 400 hours. Please know that this is not a structured program and it is not designed specifically for people working on the RH application. You can get feedback on your cases from Camille and others in the group when you bring them to round table, but Monday Mentoring is not a formal 1:1 mentoring program. It is best used to "top off" your hours. Please keep a record of your hours associated with this program. I will happily sign off on these if needed. 

Can I get CNS hours?

Monday Mentoring does not offer formal CNS supervision, but we do have a partnership with Dr. Sherryl Van Lare, who offers a flexible and supportive program that dovetails with MM. For more information, please view details here or contact Dr. Van Lare: info@sherrylvanlare.com.

I'd like to join, but I can't do it right now. When is the next opportunity to join?

If you'd like me to let you know the next time doors are open for new members, please sign up for the waiting list here.

I'm feeling hesitant. What should I do?

No worries. Don't join right now! Instead, why don't you get to know me and my work a bit first? I suggest signing up for a webinar, an herbal observation session, and/or joining my mailing list for a few months to get a feel for whether this might be a good fit. You can also contact me to set up a time to chat if you like.

Because I am still in school and not earning money from being an herbalist yet, I was very hesitant to pay the mentorship monthly fee. It felt risky to begin spending regular money on starting a business in advance of actually having a business.

My favorite thing about the group is the part that also makes me most anxious about logging in each week. I am stretched to step into herbalist identity instead of simply taking in information and trying to remember it as a student.

Here I am with other herbalists and wanting to think like an herbalist and contribute to the conversation to be supportive to the others in the group, so I actively consider cases and work with ideas for treatment to share with the others. I am actually learning to respect myself more as an up and coming professional, because I sometimes surprise myself when I have great insights to offer in a group where I would typically assume that I am not qualified to contribute.

It doesn't hurt to try it. Camille makes it easy and a non-issue to quit, so attend a few and see how it feels.

I enjoy the diversity in this group. There are herbalists from the LGBTQIAP community, herbalists of varying ages, advanced students of herbalism, long-standing professionals, and practitioners from varying areas of the world. How amazing that we can come together to help each other from so many varying experiences and perspectives.  

- Ani Glaser

About Our Facilitators

Camille Freeman, LDN

Camille Freeman (she/her)

Most sessions!

Camille has been in practice as a licensed nutritionist and registered herbalist since 2006, working in OB/Gyn offices, a large fertility clinic and private practice. She is also a professor in the Department of Nutrition at the Maryland University of Integrative Health, where she teaches physiology and pathophysiology online. She is passionate about teaching and mentoring newer practitioners as well as learning in community.  Camille believes strongly in Etienne Wagner's vision of a community of practice:

"Communities of Practice are groups of people who share a concern or passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly." That's us!

stascha stahl

stascha stahl (they/she)

apothecary management

Stascha is a community centered clinical herbalist, medicine maker, apothecarist, and educator practicing in the Chochenyo Ohlone Territory so-called Oakland, California. Stascha has been studying herbal medicine since 2006 and seeing clients in free or sliding scale clinics for the last 12 years.


She prioritizes harm reduction and focuses on complex chronic conditions. Stascha also teaches medical students how to utilize trauma and queer informed healthcare during pelvic and chest exams. Teaching advanced students clinical herbal skills has become one of her favorite activities.  

Linden de Voil in the winter

Linden De Voil (she/her)

Round Table, Practice Management

I’m a clinical herbalist, writer, and professional plant-and-human-health nerd.  

I’ve done lots of things related to those topics, from managing regulatory affairs for a small extract company to working in a naturopathic wellness center. In recent years, I’ve discovered that I really love helping people learn about plant medicine and deepen their connection with this incredible world that we all belong to.  

 I currently work as an adjunct faculty member and practicing clinician at the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism.

More Monday Mentoring Mentions

If you want practice and to gain more experience while you are growing your own practice, MM would be great for you.

Herbalist

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Finding MM couldn’t have come at a better time, I just graduated and needed the support getting my feet wet with clients. It has enabled me to continue clinical training and to make some great friendships. The hour’s worth every week has been well worth it without creating added work outside of MM

Karen M

Herbalist

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Camille is passionate about her topics, grounded in the science, and shares generously of her clinical experiences. She is so well prepared, always overdelivers, is amazing at answering questions. 

Tara T

Herbalist

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Monday Mentoring is for practicing Western herbalists and herbally-minded nutritionists.

If you want to deepen your work, stay motivated, engage in a community of practice, and get support as you grow as a practitioner, this is for you.

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