Susan seeks to empower her clients in their own, or their animal's, healing journey. She believes we are each our own healer and she serves as a facilitator in her clients' path to wholeness, rather than as their "healer". She enjoys ongoing connections with clients devoted to continued growth, clarity or wellbeing, and encourages people to consider the immense gifts essences offer for single or short-term use, as well.

The Essence Therapy Process

Susan's expertise lies in designing and preparing custom essence combinations which will gently yet effectively resolve imbalances on multiple levels. She is skilled at providing her clients with individualized attention and personal blends that resonate with their own unique qualities and needs.

There are many facets of successful essence therapy. They include: discernment of the nature of the underlying imbalances as well as an understanding of the symptoms reflecting them, accurate essence choices and harmonious combining of individual essence components, clear definition and ordering of therapy goals, availability of supportive counseling when needed, realistic assessment of therapeutic progress, appropriate use of or referral for ancillary healing methods, and the ability to determine if any of the issues presented are not suitable to essence therapy.

Susan's approach for various clients may include:

  • initial consultation
  • energetic attunement
  • interspecies communication
  • insightful inquiry and discussion
  • essence formula development
  • essence selection and combination
  • treatment bottle preparation
  • followup consults to ensure successful progress

Initial consultation involves a comprehensive review of client needs and predispositions. With animal clients, initial consultation includes a discussion of the guardian's concerns, their ideas and viewpoints about the presenting problem, and the animal's personality, history, health, and lifestyle. The guardian's input and participation are critical to a successful outcome with animal clients. Initial consultation concludes with a summary of the client's precise needs and agreement on treatment goals. With human clients, consultation varies in depth according to each individual client's needs and preferences.

Energetic attunement may be done to determine the client's energetic characteristics and the vibrational nature of their imbalances. It may be as simple as discerning which line or lines of essences most closely fit a client's energetic qualities or needs, or it may involve a type of remote body scan to intuitively discern which chakra or subtle body aspects of a client's energy system is depleted, congestive or overactive. This awareness is often essential to selecting specific essences which will be highly resonant with the client's energy field, and provide deeply harmonious healing qualities for them.

Telepathic communication is an option offered with animal clients. Receiving their feelings, thoughts, and perspectives allows Susan to fine-tune the animal's blend in accordance with their own viewpoints and interests. She often invites the animals to choose their own essences at the end of a telepathic session - which is great fun for both of them.

Insightful inquiry and discussion are offered during the consultations and follow-up sessions, to support the client in clarifying and understanding their inner awareness and needs. Susan follows a results-based process aligned with universal laws of attraction and abundance, positively supporting her clients' foundational values, creativity, manifestation and success in regard to their healing goals, lifestyle changes and dreams.

Essence selection and combination is done through a combination of intuitive and intellectual means. Susan often incorporates dowsing, meditative reflection, and energetic attunement in addition to her knowledge, training, and experience in choosing essences for her clients. Oftentimes the selection process sheds light on unknown underlying issues, allowing a more holistic approach than would be possible through intellectual design alone. She has an extensive global collection of over a thousand essences from California, Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, New England, Appalachia, Canada, Peru, England, Scotland, Bermuda, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Africa and India to draw from, so she can select essences based on each client's own energy qualities and therapeutic needs to achieve gentle yet effective results.

Formula development is considered in conjunction with essence selection. Susan's goal is to approach each imbalance on all levels while providing vibrational support for release and transformation. The formula development relies on information from the initial consult, results of the energetic and/or telepathic attunements, Susan's knowledge of vibrational healing and essences, and her intuitive essence selection processes. Custom blends designed in this way offer a beautiful and unique alchemy which promotes harmonious healing and transformation processes.

Treatment bottles are always prepared with sacred healing intention. When appropriate, bottles are charged it under a sacred geometry pyramid to heighten potency and unify energetic properites. The treatment bottle is then sent to the client with supportive written material, including a list of the essences used and their healing properties, personal affirmations created to enhance the client's healing journey, and specific recommendations for maximizing healing benefits.

Followup consults are provided at no additional charge to discuss progress changes and ensure a positive outcome.

Additional Points

Most of Susan's work is done remotely, via phone, e-mail and regular mail. Long distance consults are just as effective as in-person work. In fact, Susan is disappointed to say that she rarely gets to meet her clients in person!

Length and depth of treatment: Straightforward cases with single healing goals can usually be treated successfully with a single essence combination formula. Complicated cases with multilayered issues and multiple healing goals are often best addressed with successive remedies or additional treatment methods (such as behavioral training for animals, lifestyle adjustment or ancillary therapeutic methods such as energy or body work, journaling, art therapy or dream work for people). Susan can usually anticipate potential case breadth of essence treatment at the time of the initial consultation, and favors a flexible approach in developing treatment plans in accordance with the client's desires and level of interest.

Provision of essence-only services is also available. In addition to her comprehensive essence services, Susan is happy to address essence needs which arise in the process of working with veterinarians, physicians, bodyworkers, other animal communicators, trainers, counselors and others. Provision of supportive essence combinations can greatly facilitate physical, mental, and emotional healing and ensure maximum benefit from behavioral training and other healing efforts. Therefore she also provides the option to simply intuitively select essences and prepare a treatment bottle for you based on your stated concern, without doing a full intake session, energetic attunment or follow-up consults.

Essence formulas for other professionals: Susan enjoys making proprietary blends for other practitioners to use with their patients or clients. Essences are highly supportive and can enhance results when used in conjunction with bodywork, counseling, education, and general healthcare. Some of the practitioners who have had Susan make blends for them now offer the blends for sale to their clients, and are seeing great results from this. Please inquire if you would like to vibrationally inspire the people or animals you work with through the use of a unique and custom formulated essence blend to support your work!


Susan's mission is to celebrate the sacred shining spirit in all beings by assisting her clients in their transformational journey to wholeness.

She seeks to offer compassion, empathy, nonjudgment, comfort and support to all the animals and people with whom she is priviliged to work. Her intention is to reach the highest level of healing possible for every client and family.