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My name is Stefanie Lingenfelter, raised in Pennsylvania, I’ve been a Vermont resident for the past 12 years. This is 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 helping others to do the same, in their customized ways. To work with me and create your specialized plan for self-care and healing, please book a session with me at the shop!


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, shamanism, psychotherapy, counseling and multiple dynamic healing modalities from renowned herbalists, farmers, therapists, doctors, other health practitioners. community leaders and more.

It is with joy and a grateful heart that I give thanks to these elders, mentors and fellow lovers of life for their wisdom, encouragement, insight and love. One can only hope to pay homage through good works and sharing of the torch with others now and for future generations.









One project special, near and dear to my heart, involves creating beautiful gardens for reflection and personal healing opportunities. At Sacred Earth Essentials, I’ve cultivated a special garden space where one may enter to honor both their grief, as well as to celebrate life and the love they have experienced.

It’s been my experience that life contains both, and when we acknowledge and honor that in ways that work well for us, we are often transformed, or at least, soothed. If you would like to plant a tree to honor a loved one, private message me for options.

Over time the gardens here will grow and our ability to offer retreats, workshops and parties will, too! Until then, thank you for your interest and as always, stay tuned. 🙂

  • 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 had the honor and good fortunate to learn from the Godmother of Herbalism (& friends) as an intern and apprentice beginning in 2011. My studies continue. 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 additionally 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 over 10 years. These experiences provide Sacred Earth Essentials, LLC with fertile soil and a solid foundation.


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,