Meet Your Nurse-Herbalist

Warm Greetings and Welcome!

I’m Reba, the founder of Bridgewalker Wellness. 

I am a Holistic Registered Nurse with specialty clinical experience in Critical Care and School Nursing. I am also a Clinical Herbalist with training in science-based herbalism, traditional western herbalism, and functional herbalism. I strive to bridge the centuries-old art of traditional western herbalism with the advanced knowledge of modern science and evidence-informed nursing practice. In this spirit, I welcome collaboration with all members of the healthcare team. 

I work with people ready to invest in their well-being and seeking guided support to optimize health. My primary role is educator. In partnership, I encourage and support clients to strive towards their health goals.

My basic philosophy neither rejects conventional healthcare nor accepts complementary and integrative health approaches uncritically. I recognize optimal health is rooted in good science, inquiry driven, open to new paradigms, traditional knowledge, health promotion and illness prevention. In this way, healing is facilitated and suffering alleviated. Human dignity and cultural humility are permanent guideposts to my practice.

I recognize the resilience of nature reflected through human experience and the exquisite intelligence of the body to seek balance in mind, body, and spirit. Identifying patterns of strengths and weaknesses helps guide recommendations that may include food, herbs, movement, lifestyle changes, or other complementary support. 

Plants are my passion. I am dedicated to a life-long journey to be in partnership with plants. When not in the clinic, you can find me in the garden or wild green spaces observing, tending, harvesting, and co-creating with nature.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope to be able to connect with you in one of our offerings. 

~ Reba

Reba Kruse, BSN, RN