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Hi Everyone!

My name is Stefanie Lingenfelter. Raised in a small-business family in
Western Pennsylvania, I have lived in Vermont for 12 years. Although I’ll always be considered a ‘flatlander’, Vermont has become my home, where I raise my family, and where Sacred Earth Essentials, LLC began. I always feel thankful to be here and strive to give back.


My passions include people, plants, self-care, and the synergistic and historical relationship between the three. My love for nature extends as far back into my childhood as I remember. It is this love of nature that led me to study plants, health, and the people and cultures who honor the earth in environmentally and socially just ways. Without the earth, I would not be here. Sacred Earth Essentials, LLC is my dream of not only creating and living a life that I love, but also a dream of giving back.


Although I did not grow up with a family or community elder to teach me about natural and traditional healing modalities, I did have my relationship with nature, a strong awareness of social justice issues, and the ever evolving ability to listen to my heart. It was this love that brought me to Vermont, where I have had the opportunity to study herbalism, psychotherapy, counseling and multiple dynamic healing modalities from renowned herbalists, farmers, therapists, doctors and other health practitioners. One might say I am sort of a ‘late bloomer’.


  • Double Bachelor of Arts 2007: Indiana University of Pennsylvania:
    Psychology and Spanish: Minor: Political Science
  • La Universidad Internacional, Cuernavaca, Morelos, México. Summers de 2005 y 2006.
  • La Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain. Spring 2007.
  • Master of Arts 2015: Goddard College: Psychology and Counseling:
    Minor: health arts and sciences with a special emphasis in expressive
  • Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center and Botanical Sanctuary, Orange, Vermont, Intern and Apprentice. 2011 and beyond.

As an herbalist, I have also had the honor and good fortunate to learn from Rosemary Gladstar & friends as an intern and apprentice beginning in 2011. Her heart, lifework, and the strong community of herbalists that exists, continues to inspire me. I have studied through attending workshops, conferences and symposiums on herbalism and traditional healing practices for 12 years, since my arrival in Vermont in 2008. This includes several years of attendance and work study at The International Herb Symposium and the Women’s Herbal Conference.


My professional qualifications include that I am a licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselor, a licensed K-8 school counselor, a rostered clinical mental health counselor, a tobacco cessation specialist, an astrologer, and a meditation & yoga practitioner. Interestingly enough, I’ve also worked in the culinary arts and hospitality industry for a total of 12 years. My educational, occupational and entrepreneurial experiences have provided me with the rich and fertile soil of passion, creativity and commitment that bring you Sacred Earth Essentials, LLC.


If you are interested in clinical counseling only, please find me at my private clinical practice, North Country Counseling, PLLC. If you are interested in herbalism and plant products only, visit me at my apothecary: The Vermont Herb Shoppe.


Thank you and Enjoy! I hope you find what you need with us. We look forward to sharing our gifts with you and encouraging you along your path of increased wellness and joy! 🙂


In Good Health,