What is it like to work with Kaylee at Aspen Womb Wellness? It is my goal that you feel heard and supported during our time together. I facilitate a calm environment and I follow your lead. There is the mind, the body, the spirit, and your lived experiences- I take them all into account as you provide them to help you put the pieces of healing together. I use what we know via research (where we have it), holistic principles, and listen to your body and you . I offer a 20 minute chat before you book so you can ask any questions you may have.
Sessions & Fees Initial sessions are 90 minutes for $147, and includes the creation of an custom Self Care Plan after your session. All follow-up sessions are 75-90 minutes for $124. You are able to send me questions via Voxer app in between sessions (I will answer within 2 days- unless I am roaming in the wilderness- you will know this in advance). Up to 90 minute virtual consultations without write up $134
I evaluate each client and then we work together to discuss what makes sense for frequency. Typically, I do not see clients weekly as I utilize a different model of care that I observe to work more effectively for holistic pelvic healing. This is for two reasons: the pace of healing in the body is slower to integrate than the initial bodywork that supports shifting in the energy system; and the longer time between sessions allows clients to be more empowered in the integration of Self Care Practices into your daily routines.
A more spread out appointment schedule allows for the integration of new practices into life and to take the time needed to do so, while also maximizing a client's investment in their health. I am unable to suggest exactly how many sessions an individual may require for pelvic healing. I am one step in your holistic pelvic healing process. I usually recommend that people start by scheduling 1-2 sessions/month for 1-3 months. We continuously evaluate together if and how this work is serving you. I do my best to choose wisely in collaboration with those who are ready and will benefit most from this work as I currently offer it.
If you are newly postpartum I offer home visits- depending on where you are located, I may charge an additional fee for travel. I have heard of internal exams but what is this? Know that throughout our time together- you are in control. I believe in waiting until the body (and you) say you are wanting and ready for internal assessment- many times not until the 2nd or 3rd session. I ensure I have continuous consent and that you feel safe throughout this process- I have no "agenda". This means that I take great care to inform you every step of the way as I touch your body, whether inside or outside, and give you the choice to tell me when it's OK, when to pause, stop, or not do something. This is not anything like the process of going to see a gynecologist- we first observe your external structures, together. Internal exams - with your continuous consent is an extremely gentle insertion of one practitioner finger to the first knuckle with proper universal precautions including cleanliness and the use of nitrile exam gloves (no latex) can be helpful in understanding the structures and tissues that may be influencing your challenge, whether it be pelvic pain, bladder leaking, prolapse, and others. Then with your consent we may continue to assess the additional "levels" of the pelvic floor by inserting a finger to the 2nd or 3rd knuckle. This exam can be very helpful in understanding your challenge and/ or supportive in holistically healing your pelvic story.
**Please note: I do not perform internal vaginal examinations on the first visit. My work is evolving into a more trauma-sensitive approach with a much more intentional process of consent that is not typical in conventional medicine models. Restoration of the client being in control and following the body's pace in this process is vitally important to healing for many people. Much is missed, especially in healing nervous system safety in the pelvic space, when this exam bypasses the client's conscious awareness and empowerment in this process.
Do I have to receive an internal exam/ treatment? Know that throughout our time together- you are in control. I am of the belief that there are many other systems to address prior to internal assessments. I have many people in my practice that do not want to start there, or want to try to treat their bodies with all of the external options available first! It is my job to fully inform you regarding if this exam/ treatment method will be supportive to your challenge in your healing path. This means that I take great care to inform you every step of the way as I touch your body, whether inside or outside, and give you the choice to tell me when it's OK, when to pause, stop, or not do something.
Can I work with you if I am experiencing my period bleeding time? The answer to this depends on the individual. We may be working through period pain or other symptoms in a particular way and working during this time can be beneficial. I will inform you if this is the case for you and we can always decide together. If for any reason this does not feel supportive for you, we can re-schedule with advanced notice.
Can I work with you if I have an IUD? Again, this also depends on your particular situation. If you intend to work with uterine massage, uterine and associated organ-fascial-based manual therapies, or have an issue that would be responsive to these therapies, the answer is no. The potential for dislodgment or perforation is small, but a risk that I am unwilling to take with you. However, if our work together is based on an issue that is more pelvic floor muscle-based, such as many postpartum challenges, there are many things that can still be addressed as long as your IUD is not causing you any symptoms.
Do you take my insurance? My practice is focused on you and your healing. Insurance is generally a barrier to this process if the goal is true holistic healing. In order to provide you with the highest level of care possible, with a greater variety of options, and longer sessions to support your body in healing, the short answer is no. I am considered an out-of-network provider with all insurance plans. Aspen Womb Wellness accepts cash, check, or card due in-full at the time of service. Super bills can be provided at your request, but no guarantees are made about if and how your insurance company will honor them.
Do you take Medicare and Medicaid? No. I unable to work with people who hold these for their insurances benefits to provide skilled occupational therapy services.
Do you work with male bodies? No. Almost all of my conventional and holistic training has focused on the anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and energetics of the female body. It is not my intention to exclude male bodies, only to share that male body pelvic health is its own specialty with its own training. That said, male bodies experience pelvic health challenges too, I am just not able to support you adequately in this space.