Susan seeks to empower her clients on their personal healing journeys, and to support people in empowering their animals on their journeys. Essences, energy work, intuitive listening and guidance can help us find our way with greater insight, awareness, discernment, fortitude and joy. Susan offers these tools to support and help guide her clients' process, but in truth each of us is our own healer, and we heal from within.

Free, no-obligation 15 minute introductory discussions are available for potential clients. If you're undecided about whether essences or telepathic communication could be helpful to you or your animal, feel free to call or e-mail Susan for an appointment to discuss your concern.

Shining Spirits Services

for animals, people and places

  • vibrational essence services
  • plant spirit healing sessions
  • life stream multidimensional sessions
  • interspecies communication services
  • hospice and bereavement services
  • intuitive counseling and coaching
  • home, space and land energy clearing
  • mentoring and training in vibrational essences
  • lectures, seminars, workshops (for the public or practitioners)

fees for services

Animal Communication
(combined time required for intake, telepathy and feedback/discussion)

1 hr = $125

3/4 hr = $100

1/2 hr = $75

1/4 hr = $50 (email only; for existing clients only)

Soul Session = $175 (up to 2 hours total)

series of weekly 15–20 minute check ins and email reports for ongoing concerns = $45 each week (minimum 4 weeks)

Overtime = $25 per additional 15 minute increments

typed transcripts of off-line communication sessions = $25
(mp3 audio recording of interactive sessions for no additional fee)

Plant Spirit Healing sessions

$125 per session (includes 1 - 1.5 hours of intake, session and discussion)

$75 for repeat shorter sessions (30 - 45 minutes) after initial full session

Series discount = $300
3 Plant Spirit Healing or Life Stream sessions

LifeStream sessions

$150 per session (includes 1 - 1.5 hours of intake, session and discussion)

Essence services

Basic service = $125 (includes dosage bottle)
Includes thorough discussion of concerns and goals, selection of essences and development of a personal essence blend, and (optional) midpoint and endpoint progress checks.
Shipping and CA sales tax are additional.
Additional new client fee (see below) may apply in cases of extensive initial intake.

Series discount = $300
A series of 3 essence dosage cycles, with discussions of needs and progress before, during and after each cycle and new selection and formulation processes leading to 3 unique personal (custom) essence blends.
Shipping and CA sales tax are additional and not discounted.

Dual Essence service = $50 ($75 including dosage bottle)
This is for clients receiving essences in conjunction with animal communication or healing services.
It includes selection of essences and development of a personal essence blend, and the progress checks.
A 50% savings in selection / formulation fee. Dosage bottles, shipping and CA sales tax are additional.

New Client initial intake fee = $60 / hour
An optional charge for cases requiring a lengthy intial intake, such as multiple animals receiving communication services or comprehensive background discussion for human essence clients with particularly complex histories.

family package discounts available - please inquire

Space Clearing work = $150
includes 2 hours total for intake, clearing work, report and brief follow-up check-in within first month after work is done.
Overtime = $25 per 15 minute additional increment when required for extensive properties or issues.

Cancellation Policy:

$35 fee for cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance
($50 for $150 sessions)
Missed / no show appointments are subject to full fee payment

hospice and transition work = donation / pay it forward basis
Both new and existing clients requesting hospice and transition support receive animal communication, counseling and essence services at no charge. Afterward, they are invited to send a donation of any amount that feels right to them in exchange for the services provided. These donations fund Susan's ability to provide such services for free and give each client the opportunity to assist future recipients in need.

Shelters and resuce groups may receive free or reduced cost services and products!

Please see our Animal Shelters page to learn more.

educational services (mentoring and presentations) are individually arranged

fees for products

  • personal (custom) essence blends (includes handout)
    • 1/2 ounce (15 ml) bottle $20
    • 1 ounce bottle (30 ml) $25
    • 2 ounce bottle (60 ml) $30
    • with aromatherapy, add $5
    • refills, subtract $5

  • Shining Spirits formulas
    • 1/2 ounce (15 ml) essence blends $15
    • 1 ounce (30 ml) essence blends $20
    • 2 ounce (60 ml) essence blends $ 25
    • 1 ounce essence/aromatherapy blends $25
    • 2 ounce essence/aromatherapy blends $30



Payment for all services and products is due upon receipt unless prior arrangements have been made.  
Payments may be made by check, money order, debit or credit card, or PayPal funds sent to Please do not submit payment without an invoice.  
50% deposit required for workshops and lectures.  

Susan donates a portion of her fees to nonprofit antivivisection, wild animal and feral cat organizations.

She also donates her services and products to animal rescue organizations through her Animal Relief Pilot program.

Please see the "Animal Shelters/Rescue" page, or inquire, if you would like further information about her pro bono work, or if you are affiliated with an animal welfare organization and are interested in sampling her essence formulas.