Rae Swersey, CH Clinical Community Herbalism and Radical Health Care
Rae Swersey is a clinical community herbalist currently in private practice in Asheville, NC. They received their certification in 2008 from the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine. From there, they founded the Sassafras Community Health Collective and ran a multitude of community projects including a Drop-In Herbal Medicine Clinic at AHOPE, Asheville’s homeless shelter. In 2011, there skills continued to broaden clinically as they enrolled in the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism with herbalist Paul Bergner in Boulder,CO. During this time they also helped start the Denver Community Health Collective Clinic, providing holistic, accessible and affordable healthcare to the Denver community. In 2012, they completed a clinical mentorship with supervision from herbalists from across the country including Mary Barnes, Caty Crabb and Sandi Ford.
Rae also has a BA in Women Studies with minors in Sociology and Psychology from SUNY New Paltz in 2005. They believe that the healing work they do is framed in a social justice lens and linked to understanding race, class, gender and sexuality, ableism and oppression.
My passion lies in providing inclusive, comprehensive, and accessible health care. Herbalists have the unique opportunity to work with the whole person. My business is in healing my community from the inside out. I have a focus on LGBTQQIA, activist and organizers, and underserved populations. I have prices listed, but this is based on a sliding scale and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Talk to me about trades, mutual aid, and creative ways of payment.
Founded in 2009, Take Care Herbals is the name of their personal herbal medicine practice.