Rates and Accesibility
Sliding Scale Rates
It is important to me to offer options for clients who aren’t able to afford the full rate but still wish to work with me or attend my classes. For these clients I offer sliding scale, trades, and partial trades.
(Please see my offerings page for information on time slots and service)
Here are the accessibility options I offer:
Sliding scale. At this point my sliding scale is honor-system based. I have a sliding scale available for classes, tarot readings, plant spirit medicine consultations, spiritual companionship, and combinations of all of these.
Some things to consider when deciding how much you can pay me are:
Your relative privilege. Marginalized groups face economic barriers. Folks of color, trans and gender nonconforming folks, women, LGB people, immigrants, people with disabilities etc all face greater barriers in finding and maintaining employment, face greater levels of homelessness and general lack of access to resources.
Socioeconomic background. This kinda goes under relative privilege but I think deserves its own consideration. If you come from a background of economic privilege, or have access to economic privilege either through family or your own assets, this is an important factor to consider. (A note here: I understand that alienation due to abusive families complicates access to economic privilege- if this is your story, this does not apply to you!)
Dependents. If you are a parent or caretaker, especially single parent, with children who are financially dependent on you.
Employment. Steady or unstable incomes are a factor to consider.
Sliding scale is not about choosing to pay less, or you deciding what you think my services are worth. Sliding scale is about granting access to services for people who for a variety of reasons struggle more to survive capitalism. Please consider that my time, experience, and labor is valid and important and that myself and my child deserve to survive capitalism. Weigh this against your own means and knowing that you deserve services, and come to the number that feels right and doable to you.
Trades. While I am not able to do this for every client, I am happy to work out some trades. Please note that trades need to be negotiated in advance. Trades are not valid for use in the shop and for skype sessions, trade items will need to be received before services are provided.
Some trades I am interested in:
Gift cards: Safeway, Fred Meyer, New Seasons, Winco, Amazon, Old Navy, Target, Torrid, Task Rabbit, Arco (or other gas stations)
Help with errands
If you have a service or item you’d like to trade for, drop me a line and pitch it! I’ll let you know if I feel like that’s a trade I can do.
Please also note that I value trades based on my sliding scale rates.
Partial trades. Partial trades include part monetary compensation and part trade.
If you're wanting to do a trade or need a sliding scale rate- please email me. For sliding scale, I will have to create a custom invoice for you on PayPal. I am looking forward to hearing from you!
I am always interested in feedback- if you have any feedback or ideas on how I can be more accessible, please drop me a line!