As a certified clinical herbalist and clinical nutrition consultant with a decade of practice, education and training (more than 3,000 hours) in medical herbalism (in the vitalist tradition), functional nutrition and integrative and functional medicine, Catie offers healing support and guidance for the whole person and for a wide variety of health conditions. Her areas of interest include digestive health (intestinal permeability, food intolerances, Celiac disease, dysbiosis, etc.), women’s health, psychological and emotional support (utilizing Flower Essence Therapy and with a special focus on the Highly Sensitive Person), skin conditions, immune health, autoimmunity, weight loss, metabolic syndrome, stress reduction as well as many acute conditions.
Catie became certified as a clinical herbalist and nutritionist in 2010 through the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism in Boulder, Colorado. In addition to her ongoing personal studies in the fields of medical herbalism and nutrition, in 2018, she completed a nine-month Integrative and Functional Medicine Professional Training Program through the New Medicine for Women Institute with Dr. Aviva Romm. She is a current student at the University of Western States, earning a Masters of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine and looks forward to enhancing her practice with a new depth of knowledge.
Catie was one of the founding herbalists at HAALo (Health Alternatives for All Locals) in Nevada City, California, where she worked for six years as a clinical herbalist, helping many people with a wide array of health issues. These years were a pivotal part of her continuing education and integration into the community. She maintained a small practice in Nevada City, California since 2010 and is now based in Craftsbury, Vermont.
Catie is a proud member of the American Herbalists Guild, the Institute for Functional Medicine.
Catie came to find herbal medicine as her true life calling only after her undergraduate studies in cultural anthropology and environmental studies and her graduate work, specializing in food and garden-based sustainability education. Her love for global adventures brought her to live and learn in many unique communities around the world. Whether through her work in ecological education, ethnographic studies and travels or simply through her own deep connection with the natural world, she has always sought to understand the unique connection people have with plants, particularly medicinal plants. Upon the completion of her graduate program in Education, she made her way to Colorado to study with Paul Bergner at the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism and has been joyfully traveling the road of herbal medicine ever since.
Catie is a vitalist at heart, yearning to understand and help others to discover and work with the deepest roots of imbalance, whether they be emotional, physical or spiritual, or all three. Her sessions are educational in nature, meeting the whole person where they presently are and addressing where they have been while guiding them to where they would like to be in themselves and the world.