Practice Management for

Herbalists & Nutritionists 

Running an clinical practice comes with a big learning curve for many of us. Here's a list of tools and resources I recommend to smooth the way. 

Whether you're just getting started or have been in practice for a while, I hope you find these resources helpful. Have a suggestion? Feel free to reach out any time.

If you feel overwhelmed reading through these - or by your practice in general - I'll write here what I'm often telling my mentoring clients: just start somewhere. Take one small step. Do the next, easiest thing. There's help available if you're feeling stuck. Whatever you do, don't stop now. Your people need you. 

xoxo, Camille  

Practice Management 

Resources


Practice-Building

Finding Business Support


You don't need to go it alone.  

Most of us did not set out to be business owners. But here we are. If you want to be able to serve clients in private practice, you'll probably need to find a way to run a sustainable business. When you're just getting started, you might not feel like you understand the business side of things. Don't worry! Just like anything else, you just need to learn the ground rules. If you're already highly-trained as a practitioner, and need support with the business side of things as you build and grow your practice, here are some resources to explore. (p.s. None of these are referral links.) 

Classes and Memberships to Provide Business Support

  • Monday Mentoring: I'm biased, of course, but if you want to be surrounded by a committed and lovely group of practitioners to share cases and clinical questions, get support around building/growing/managing your practice, and to continue your growth as a practitioner, you should join us here :)
  • Roots course: If you're brand new to clinical practice & need help with things like getting your business license, finding insurance, setting up your website, and starting an email list, my 10-week online course may be just the thing to get you ready to open your doors.  
  • Grow Course: If you want to find more clients for your practice, this is the course for you. In 8 weeks, you'll have a clear plan for how to find, connect with, and invite your people to work with you. Includes live sessions and plenty of personal feedback. Courses run twice yearly. 
  • Heart of Business: The Learning Community monthly membership is not specific to herbalists/nutritionists, but it does provide thoughtful, detailed, and heart-centered training and support for building and growing your business ethically and in ways that feel good to you. 
  • CommonWealth Center for Holistic Herbalism's Holistic Business Coaching or their Business Mentorship Program are worth a look! If you need more accountability & a deeper dive than the Roots course offers, I'd highly recommend checking out the Business Mentorship.
  • Wellpreneur has a Marketing Bootcamp course that might be just the thing if you're struggling to get clients. It's quite affordable, although not specific to herbalists/nutritionists. I also like the Wellpreneur book if a whole course/membership is not in your budget.
  • The Herbal Entrepreneur offers an inexpensive monthly membership called The Herbal Circle. It's not specific to practitioners, but may be a place to find support if you're looking for business-related community.
  • Do you know of other resources or courses related to business/practice support for herbalists/nutritionists? Let me know and I'll consider adding them!  

Continuing Education


Never stop learning.

Even after you've finished your training program (or, ahem, your 18th program), you'll likely want or need to continue learning for the sake of your clients (and your license, if you have one!). Here are a few options for expanding your horizons and deepening your education. First I've shared some options for clinical mentorship, which is perfect for deepening your clinical work. Next, I've shared some resources for one-off trainings and other short-term continuing education options. 

clinical Mentorship


Continuing education options

A 10-week online course :

Roots: Foundations of Clinical Practice

If you've been putting off starting your clinical practice because the idea of pulling together all of the bits and pieces needed to get up and running is overwhelming, this class is for you. You'll spend 10 weeks setting up the foundations of your practice so that you can stop worrying about the administrative details and start seeing clients. 

MY NAME IS...
Camille Freeman

I mentor highly-trained herbalists and nutritionists who want to feel solid and supported in their clinical work. I've been in practice as a licensed nutritionist and clinical herbalist for 15+ years, with a special focus on reproductive health. I've worked in a variety of settings: an OB/Gyn office, a fertility clinic, group practices, and private practice. I also serve as a professor at the Maryland University of Integrative Health, where I teach physiology, pathophysiology and mindful eating. I have a doctorate in clinical nutrition from MUIH, two master's degrees (one in herbal medicine from MUIH and one in physiology/biophysics from Georgetown), as well as an undergraduate degree in English from Rice University. I love sharing what's worked for me over the years to build a sustainable practice that feels meaningful and allows me to keep learning and growing all the time.

From the Podcast

Episode 29 | Thoughts on the COVID Vaccine and Pregnancy/Fertility
Episode 28 | Thoughts on Quarterly Taxes
Episode 27 | Why I Spend a Lot of Money on Mentoring Every Month
Episode 26 | Thoughts on the New OpenNotes Rules for Licensed Nutritionists

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