Reishi Leaf


ReishiReishi is a mental health practitioner, herbalist and activist. Reishi comes to her work with great respect and gratitude to the land, the plants, and the wisdom of our own bodies. She strives to meet her clients where they are at and supports them as they access their innate wisdom and ability to heal. In both her herbal and mental health practice, Reishi is passionate about the importance and nuance of (re-)connection to land and plants as a form of healing humanity’s primary attachment. She believes that this connection is a large part of the antidote to the disconnection that breeds destruction and oppression in all forms. She feels that tending to one’s individual trauma and inheritance from ancestors who have both harmed and been harmed is inherent to the global collective struggle against state violence, colonization and late-stage capitalism. She strives to help hold and work with these wounds, as well as celebrate and potentiate our resilience and joy.

In her mental health practice, Reishi works from a holistic and harm-reduction informed lens. She holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Minnesota Duluth and is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker, working under the supervision of Cara Carlson. Reishi has 1.5 years of mental health clinical experience. She is inspired by and utilizes such modalities as Internal Family Systems, Narrative Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Reishi is excited to work with people from all walks of life and is particularly interested in working with clients around attachment issues, polyamory, queerness, activist trauma and burnout, community conflict, and exploration around spirituality and purpose.

In her herbal practice, Reishi sees herself as a connector between people and plants. Her herbal education includes a 9-month course with Lise Wolfe, a three-year clinical training program at Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism and learning with and from many individuals, clients, and the plants themselves. Reishi has 10+ years of clinical experience, mostly volunteering her skills for mutual aid and social justice movement spaces. She has been an herbalist at Black Mesa Elder Wellness Clinic on Black Mesa Reservation in northern Arizona, with the Intertribal Canoe Journey Herbalists on the northwest coast of Turtle Island, and at various action encampments and mutual aid projects. She is also a trained street medic and has used those skills combined with herbal knowledge to set up pop-up medic stations/clinics at action camps, herbal conferences, and autonomous zones. Anti-racism and decolonization are central to Reishi’s work- to be connected to plants means we hear the stories of the land, and of the animals, plants, and people who grow and walk upon it, and take right action in response. She is passionate about supporting individuals and groups in establishing reciprocal relationship with plants and land from this lens.