Herbal Consultations


What we offer…

Together Ashley Mechling and Melissa Maldonado offer herbal consultations with a holistic approach. We look at the body as a whole and offer support that includes herbal medicine, lifestyle recommendations, and custom skincare formulation. In person consultations are available in San Francisco, the east bay, and Marin. Remote sessions also available for those outside the bay area.


Ashley Mechling, MA

Interested in the root cause of imbalance, Ashley’s holistic approach to wellbeing is client-centered, earth centric and informed by her master’s degree in Integral Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis in somatic awareness therapies. She recently completed a 2-year intensive program at California School of Herbal Studies and is available for integrative herbal consultations and custom formulations, specializing in menstrual and digestive health, emotional resilience, skin rituals and unwinding the nervous system. Her ongoing study of ancient wisdom traditions, including Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine deepens her knowledge of the transformative power of nature’s intelligent offering that is herbal medicine.


Melissa Maldonado

Melissa is a medicine maker, fiber artist, and founder of De La Flor. Creativity and whole health are her passions. Her education began at art school and through the wanderings of life found herbalism. She completed two intensive programs at the California School of Herbal Studies with a focus on medicine making, self-care, and skin care. She studied Ayurveda at the dhyana Center and is an intern at the Sonoma County Herb Exchange for the third year. Melissa spends her free time smelling all the roses, playing with plants, petting all the dogs, and wandering on the coast. Her vision of herbalism is supporting the body and spirit with herbal formulations, custom skin care, lifestyle recommendations, and self-care practices.