Kate practices patient-centered care that is grounded in the lineage of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. She has spent years studying the impacts of stress and pain on the inner workings of our system and understands the importance of maintaining wellness of both body and mind. With over a decade of experience in the world of movement and mindfulness, Kate focuses on getting people out of pain and living in a more embodied relationship with their present life. During her course of study at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, her research investigated fMRIs and the neurological changes that occur in the brain with chronic pain and the positive impact of acupuncture in the treatment of pain conditions. Her approach to treating pain is beyond the traditional orthopedic model and encompasses the understanding of what pain does to our stress levels and overall quality of life.
The first three years of her practice was spent at a women's health clinic where she became well versed in the treatment of women in all stages of motherhood. She still loves to help mamas-to-be feel comfortably mobile throughout pregnancy and cared for before the birthing experience.
Prior to becoming an acupuncturist Kate was considered a well respected teacher and mentor. She taught yoga in studio classes as well as yoga teacher trainings globally. She also taught meditation and mindfulness in many different containers, from local classes to global corporations. She continues to practice meditation daily and incorporates mindfulness tools and movement therapy in her treatments with patients.
When not in the office, Kate loves to cook meals for friends, mountain bike with her husband, spend time outdoors with their daughter and two pups, and has dreams of one day making it past the Wednesday NY Times crossword without using the internet for answers.
Kate is in network with the following insurance:
Blue Cross Blue Shield / Regence
United Health Care