Specializing in 

Trauma & PTSD

Functional Alchemy

the intersection of homeopathy, depth psychology, and somatics

 Journey into the unconscious
Image by Ahmad Odeh

"The alchemists of old illustrated this pilgrimage of man towards liberation by their various processes, tinctures, and manipulations. Their vessels laboratories, metals and transmutations were so many names for the one and the same thing, namely, the illumination of the human soul and her redemption from matter. The well–known saying, to dissolve and coagulate: meant nothing but to tear asunder the bonds of passion binding the soul to matter and having dissolved even the most subtle threads of desire and attachment, to turn the life stream upwards and to coagulate it with the pure elements of the Soul. The vessel in which this process takes place is the body of man. This vehicle of manifestation is the crucible in which the pure gold is tried and proven, the alloy and the dross burned away, so that only the sterling substance remains." 

– Elias Gewurz


Vanessa Black

doctoral candidate, M.A., D.Hom

     I have had a practice in the healing arts

for over 30 years. My focus and deep love has always been healing through somatic modalities including: deep tissue massage, shiatsu, hands on healing, and restorative yoga.

     Several years ago I decided to fulfill my long time passion for homeopathy by becoming a classically trained homeopath. As a homeopath, I offer a unique depth psychological/somatic perspective that is rooted in a relational and embodied practices, which I refer to as Functional Alchemy.

     Through attunement and advocacy, I accompany clients on the deep dive into physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual symptoms. We utilize the somatic expression, corporeal attunement, dreamwork, active imagination, imagery, metaphor, symbols, and alternate states of conscousness as entry points for inquiry.

     Through this inquiry process clients are able to navigate the deep waters of their own consciousness, thus accessing vitality, meaning making, and alignment with their deeper purpose.



Vanessa has been my primary go-to for mental health for

 about a year. My life has changed exponentially for the better since we first began. When I reached out to her I was at my wits end. I had been in psychiatric care with the VA in both inpatient and outpatient roles for over a decade. I was taking over 22 prescribed pills daily.

My thoughts were overwhelmed by suicidal thoughts and plans that I could not navigate. Over our time together.

I am happier than I have been in my adult life. I now am on

no prescribed medications what-so-ever! Vanessa has helped me see life in a way that has bettered my own life, my marriage and my ability to parent my children. My suicidal ideation are a distant memory. I am beyond blessed. ​

Veteran Suffering from PTSD and suicidal ideation – Kansas





Consultation $125

(Up to first hour. $30 per 15 min after that)

Veterans $30 flat fee per session


Fees are for professional time which includes: Appointments, phone calls, as well as

text and email support as needed. Fees for remedies, gemmotherapy tinctures, cell

salts, and flower essences are charged separately, or can be obtained independently by the client.


Sessions usually run between 1-2 hours 


Payment: The client is responsible for payment of all fees at time of service. *Note: All clients are required to keep a current credit card on file during treatment for ease of payment (AmEx, Visa, or MasterCard). This helps keep consultations affordable. 


Cancellation Policy: If it is necessary to cancel or reschedule an appointment, notification of schedule change must be made at least 48 hours in advance. Appointments that are missed or cancelled late represent time set aside for the client and will be charged the full fee to the credit card on file.

All sessions use video platforms such as Skype, Facetime, and VSee

for client convenience.

© 2020 by Vanessa Black