La Jolla Staff
Anne S., Herbalist, Lead Practitioner
Anne is a second-generation native San Diegan and mother of three. She is a Registered Professional Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild, with training and experience in both Western and Eastern modalities. She is a graduate of Self Heal School and the East West School of Herbal Medicine. Along with a private practice specializing in women and children (though not exclusive to them), Anne also teaches classes in herbal medicine and nutritional health. She is happy to be part of the La Jolla team, assisting customers in finding balance in their health and learning how to use herbs and nutrition for their overall wellbeing.
Susan B., Certified Herbalist (C.H.)
Susan completed her Herbalist Certificate and Clinical Herbalist Apprenticeship at the Self Heal School. She has a B.S. in Biology and worked as a naturalist and environmental educator for many years. Before joining Pharmaca, she worked as an Herbalist in a small community herb shop. She has worked for Pharmaca for more than four years and enjoys using her herbalist, nutrition and teaching skills to guide customers on their individual paths to healing and optimal health. She also conducts herbal consultations and nutrition recommendations with clients outside of Pharmaca.
Holly B., Certified Herbalist
Holly is a certified clinical herbalist who received her training from Self-Heal School. Soon after starting at Self-Heal, she knew she had found the right place to take her from simple interest in holistic health to a working knowledge of herbal medicine. She is currently enrolled in the East West School of Herbal Medicine to expand her knowledge of the traditional uses of Chinese and Ayurvedic herbs. Holly has a private practice conducting holistic health consultations. She also has a BA in Fine Arts from Sonoma State University.
Julie P., Certified Herbalist
Julie is a board certified nutritionist, and a medical herbalist. She started studying nutrition in the mid-1970’s, and has been working in the field of natural healing since the early 1980’s. She teaches nutrition and herbology at School of Healing Arts in San Diego, and has a private practice as well. Julie finds helping people regain health and vitality extremely fulfilling. She says she loves working at Pharmaca because the clientele are so receptive, all the effective products are right there at her fingertips, and the support Pharmaca gives practitioners is vital.
Amy R., Esthetician
Amy is a California-licensed esthetician and a graduate of the San Diego Beauty Academy. She has more than eight years experience working in both the medical and holistic esthetic fields. Amy has extensive product knowledge and is continually educating herself on the latest technologies and ingredients in the skin care industry.
Shayna P., Esthetician
Shayna was raised by an herbalist/nutritionist, so integrative medicine and wellness has always been a way of life. In 2012 Shayna enrolled at the Bellus Academy in San Diego, Calif. to study esthetics. As a licensed esthetician and certified makeup artist, she has gained hands on experience with the Pharmaca lines. From interning to doing mini facials on regular clientele, she has gained the skill, perspicacity and wisdom to work proficiently and professionally with some of the most natural skin care products around. She looks forward to continuing her education and is excited about her future at Pharmaca.
Jeanne-Michelle B., Esthetician
Jeanne-Michelle has been a licensed Esthetician for 14 years. Her years of experience have helped her gain a holistic understanding of the human skin and its many ailments, as well many natural and holistic remedies. Her passion for the whole body that began in childhood has continued into a professional career where she cares for each person uniquely as an individual. In her private practice she used holistic oxygen-infused facial treatments and helped each client dissect ingredients and understand the skin care they were using. She has had a very high client satisfaction rating on Yelp and has won Esthetician of the Year in Downtown San Diego publications. She continually attends workshops and Herb School classes and has an avid ongoing interest in healing arts.
Pharmaca La Jolla is a natural health store dedicated to providing Californians who embrace alternative health wellness with the best natural and organic products on the market. Pharmaca’s La Jolla location is a rich source of unique herbs, supplements and personal items, as well as the over the counter medications you would find at any other quality wellness center.
Pharmaca in La Jolla, CA is located on Girard Avenue in between Torrey Pines Road and Prospect Street. Stop in for ongoing services such as complimentary blood pressure screenings and health and wellness consultations. Make sure to visit often for their specialty events, changing each month. Pharmaca is La Jolla is your source for the wellness products you are looking for.