sign up has two primary steps 1) sign up for account 2) + your listing.  from the homepage click the + in top right corner and create a username/password, & sign in.  next, complete profile & update, this will allow you to use the same username/password each time to make edits as needed.  now to the fun part!  to add your listing, go to upper right corner of profile page, click + listing, select directory listing.  sign in as returning user and complete listing form/add your photo.  please include specialty areas (e.g. reproductive health, trauma informed, lgbtquia+ inclusive, etc.) in description of services.  next, review terms of use, select recurring (monthly) payment if you’d like (as this prevents interruptions with listing), save & preview.  you will be prompted to enter your credit card info accordingly.  your listing will be live 24-48 hours after submission! please note that listings without a featured image/photo of the practitioner will not be published.  having a photo supports accountability and safety, that community members are able to “see” themselves in us. tap the link for a video tutorial as needed. 

then stay tuned to emails from heal@kindredmedicine.com (check your spam) for welcome ritual + private invitation to virtual networking space.

as healers & space holders we are always evolving and trust that your practice will also!  edit your listing any time by logging in to your user dashboard. use the same username & password you created at sign up to log in and make your edits from your dashboard by selecting listings in top left corner.  tap the link for video tutorial as needed. 

if you did not create an account and instead, only added a listing, not to worry, you can back track.  using the same email connected to your listing, follow the steps in the previous question about creating a kindred medicine account/profile and your profile and listing will be connected.  edits will be live 24-48 hours after updates are submitted.

to update your pricing plan, from your user dashboard go to listing in left hand corner.  you will be able to see your listing(s) and respective status (pending, published, expired, etc), select the three dots on the right side to edit listing or change (pricing) plan. select the correct plan, follow the remaining steps to update and allow 24-48 hours for updates to process + listing be published.

accessibility matters here.  it’s a $15 monthly investment y’all.  we see this as an investment in the self of the healer, the medicine, and the collective intentions of this movement to reclaim our traditions & decolonize our healing.  your $15/month grants access/space to monthly virtual gatherings for healers of color with a focus on connection, professional development, and self of the healer; as well as a healer listing in the kindred medicine directory. 

we have considered the potential tensions this may pose for healers in “advertising” traditional practices. we understand that this may not be aligned with your practice and respect this as an option.  please know that in the spirit of decolonizing our healing, we are sensitive to the language being used to define this platform and in navigating the delicateness of bridging traditions in a modern world and see it more as a choice of accessibility & visibility.  

this is an old school value for a new school movement.  since kindred medicine does not employ a vetting process.  this is an important intention as we stand in reclamation of ancestral/indigenous wisdoms.  we are not interested in employing a vetting process as a means of gatekeeping and recognize that our practices/training happens in community, through formal instruction, and through relationship with our ancestors.  to create a profile, we are asking that all healers practice the values of honesty & integrity in the ways they represent themselves, modalities, and scope of practice.  we are boldly and unapologetically defining this space for healers/people of color and urgently request that that is respected.

the beautiful thing about starting a movement is that we don’t know where it will take us.  we are fully embracing these unknowns.  given our intentions to close gaps of inequity and accessibility for our communities, we invite you to offer sliding scale pricing options when possible.  please also invite fellow trusted BIPOC healers to join us and share kindred medicine with your communities.  we look forward to hearing your amazing stories of healing and beyond.  tag us @kindredmedicine on the gram and use #kindredmedicine to keep us close! 

you can also lift up our intentions by offering financial support.  potential funders should note that kindred medicine is not a non-profit organization and is inviting a practice of offering vs donating, as we believe this is a part of the work.  to offer + give, to share your $ power with no expectation of personal benefit.  the is the progress we are holding space for.  additionally, funders should not expect documentation for tax exemption as we are not registered as a non-profit organization.  offerings can be lovingly sent via cashapp | $kindredmedicine or paypal heal@kindredmedicine.com. 

here. additionally, please consider offering community members a consultation to support empowered and informed healing choices.

please get acquainted with kindred medicine’s terms & conditions and privacy policy to ensure responsible use of the directory.  stay close via social media (contact page) platforms as we grow in community and solidarity.

kindred medicine upholds the value of holistic healing – mind, body, heart, & spirit for the self and on the community level.  one of the ways in which our healing has been disrupted is through the message/conditioning that we have to compete with one another to survive. kindred medicine is taking a stance against the energy of competition and instead sparking liberation by joining together.  we understand that there is likely to be some overlap in practitioners given the nature of holistic healing and multi-credentialed providers.  kindred medicine uplifts the abundant resources available for mental health needs specifically including therapy for black girls, latinx therapy, melanin & mental health, therapy for latinx and nqttcn.  keep us posted on any aligned mental health resources we’re missing out on!