Terms of use & scope of practice


Here is the fine print about this website, sessions, classes and everything else I offer. Yes, these things DO matter. They help form the solid container for our work together and help us both be on the same page and avoid surprises of what we each expect of one another.

If you have any questions regarding these policies and disclaimers, please contact me. 


Each time we are interacting either in person or virtually via this website and blog, we have an unspoken agreement that you are agreeing to. Starting with the knowledge that you are a divine being and the sole creator for your own health and well-being.

All of the information I share on this website, blog books, meditations, in consultations and classes are offered as a resource and are not in any way intended to prescribe medical care or replace medical or psychological care. medical advice to treat or offer medical care outside of my scope of practice as a licensed massage therapist and Minster. 

By using this website, or partaking in classes, or sessions, you are in agreement that you are fully responsible for your own spiritual, emotional and physical well being at all times and for the care and health of the animals within your home and care.  This includes any activities or choices you make before during or following interacting with me, my affiliates, my blog, website.

Only you can make choices for you and your animals. By using my site as a resource you are in agreement that you will not hold me or any of my affiliates emotionally, spirituality or legally reasonable for damages of any kind incidental or consequential from following advice or ideas shared with you on my blog, website, newsletter, books, mediation, correspondence, in classes or sessions. Information and resources shared are provided in good faith as an effort to educate, however, you are unique and what I share may not be a match for you, your life or your animals life or health. 



For my work with humans: I hold credentials as a minister.  I do not offer mental health counseling, nor is the information offered on this website, my books, meditation products, classes or sessions created or intended to replace proper mental healthcare.  Under religious freedom, I am able to provide spiritual/transpersonal counseling and energy healing. However I do not diagnose illness, disease or any physical or mental disorder; nor do I prescribe medical treatment, pharmaceuticals, or offer mental health/psychotherapy. 

For my work with animals: I am not a veterinarian or a vet tech and I do not offer diagnosis or medical attention for animals under any circumstances. Let's leave that up to the trained professionals! Any and all information I offer within the scope as an animal communicator comes directly from your animals as a request or questions. As wise as our animals are, they don't know everything! Please consult with your veterinarian and your own intuition before making changes that can effect the health and well-being of your beloved animal companions. 

I do not offer future predictions of any kind, offer medical intuitive diagnosis. Nor will I, or my shamanic - spirit allies tell you what to do, or make choices for you, as those choices are for you to make, as you are the one to live with those choices! 

I am also a licensed massage therapist for humans (not animals) My Washington State Massage Licence is # MA 00009303.  



The information you share with me is private and sacred. I do not sell, share or offer any private information regarding my clients to anyone for any reason, unless required by law to do so or I have your written permission. This includes your private email, phone numbers, session details, things you have shared in a class, workshop or private consult. 



All text on this website and blog (unless otherwise noted), has been created by Joanna Schmidt and is copyrighted and protected by law.  For written permission to use copyrighted material from this site and blog contact Joanna info(at)JoannaSchmidt.com