Herbal Medicine & Functional Nutrition

Hi, I'm Catie!

In addition to owning Harvesting Vitality, I’m also a Vermont-based functional nutritionist and clinical herbalist who helps people uncover the healthiest, most vibrant version of themselves.

I approach my practice and client relationships through the lens of vitalism, a healing philosophy that aims to support the vital life force within each of us so we can achieve our highest purpose in life. To do this, we will first identify and remove any obstacles that may be holding you back, like food intolerances, nutrient deficiencies, or recurring stressors. Then, we will create a customized plan to deeply nourish your body, mind, and spirit, naturally.

Both vitalism and functional nutrition address the underlying cause of disease and aim to support the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Through this lens, we will take into consideration your entire health and life history, including genetics and epigenetics, diet, herbs, supplements, medication, social and family life, work demands, stress load, and the very unique experiences that add up to make you, you!

I’m available for telehealth sessions with clients worldwide, or you can book an appointment to meet in-person in Montpelier or Hardwick, Vermont, or in Littleton, New Hampshire.

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Free Discovery Call

On this FREE 20-minute Discovery Call, you will have the opportunity to share some of your primary health concerns and goals and ask any questions you may have about me or my practice. There is no fee required and no obligation to set up an appointment. I look forward to meeting you!

Training and Education

2019-2022

University of Western States

Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine

2017-2018

The Women’s Integrative Medicine Institute – Aviva Romm, M.D.

Integrative and Functional Medicine Professional Training Program

2008 – 2010 

The North American Institute of Medical Herbalism

Certifications in Clinical Herbalism and Clinical Nutrition

2004-2007

Portland State University

Master of Science Leadership in Ecology, Culture and Learning

Graduate School of Education

Areas of Focus

While I enjoy helping clients with a wide variety of concerns, here are a few symptoms that you may be experiencing and that I focus on most. 

  •  Abdominal pain, bloating, and general digestive issues
  • Headaches, brain fog, and memory loss
  • PMS and menstrual irregularities
  • Skin concerns and conditions, including eczema and psoriasis
  • Fatigue and ‘hangry’ feeling between meals
  • Frequent illness
  • Stubborn weight gain
  • Anxiety, depression, and overwhelm  
Benefits of Working Together

The body takes time to heal, and it often takes anywhere from two to six months to begin seeing consistent results. A few of the most common benefits of working together are:

 

  • Weight optimization
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Healthier, glowing skin
  • Enjoying food and meals that do not cause you pain or discomfort
  • Balanced blood sugar regulation
  • Sense of inner peace and calm (less depression, anxiety, and overwhelm!)
  • Greater hormonal balance
  • Increased vitality, energy, and overall well being
  • Pride in your health and the fact that you’re making the best decisions for you. 

Consultations & Packages

New Clients – Initial Sessions

In this first session together, we will discuss your health goals and history and review your current state of health (mind, body, and emotions) with a focus on uncovering the roots of imbalance. After a thorough initial session and assessment, including a review of any accompanying lab work, you will receive specific recommendations in some or all the following categories:

  • Nourishing, seasonal meal recommendations
  • Targeted herbs and supplements, often in the form of teas or tinctures
  • Gentle flower essences for emotional support
  • Helpful guidance for detoxification and elimination diets (if needed)
  • Supportive tips for prioritizing rest and relaxation
  • Specific recommendations for physical activities that fit your lifestyle
  • Mind-body practices, including meditation and breathwork
  • And other natural tools that will help you feel like your most vibrant self
Consultation Fees

Initial Intake Session: $175 (90-120 minutes)

Follow Up Session: $75 (60 minutes)

NEW CLIENT CONSULTATION PACKAGES

3 Session package: $300 (includes Initial Intake)

6 Session package: $500 (includes Initial Intake)

Returning Client Consultation Packages

To see the best results in your health, it’s best to commit to a minimum of 3 months of follow-up sessions so you’ll have the opportunity to monitor your lifestyle adjustments, ask questions, and make any changes that are needed. For more chronic conditions, a longer period of time is often needed, at least 6 months or more depending on your condition. 

3 SESSION PACKAGE

$200 for three 60-minute sessions

6 SESSION PACKAGE

$400 for six 60-minute sessions.

Sliding Scale

We believe that everyone should have access to information and resources for living a holistic, vibrant, and healthy life. If you need financial support for your sessions, then ask about my sliding scale options when you schedule your appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Mondays, I see clients at Avena Integrative Medicine in Montpelier, Vermont. Please contact the office directly to schedule an appointment.

Tuesday through Thursday I’m available for telehealth sessions, or we can meet at my offices in either Hardwick, Vermont, or Littleton, New Hampshire. When you make your appointment, please specify where you’d like to meet.

144 S. Main Street.
Hardwick, VT 05843

The Tannery Marketplace 
111 Saranac St., Suite 170
Littleton, NH 03561

 I am available by appointment in Littleton NH, Hardwick, VT, and at Avena Integrative Medicine in Montpelier, VT. 

Yes, I can order most tests, both conventional and functional tests.

 

After our first session together, we may identify lab work that would be helpful to have, and I can work with your primary care provider or request specific labs for you.

 

 

If you’ve worked with your primary care physician for these tests in the past, then please bring the results to your appointment or upload them into your client portal so we can review them together. These tests often include helpful information and clues that we’ll use to shape your customized diet and herbal wellness plan.

No! In fact, I will probably add more nourishing foods than I take away.

 

I use the Elimination and Rechallenge method with many clients (but not all), and find this to be one of the most reliable tests for determining food intolerances. Most of the time, we will only eliminate foods temporarily to reduce inflammation, let your body recalibrate, and to find out how your immune and digestive systems are responding to specific foods. Removing potential food triggers will help the “dust settle” so we can more clearly identify the root cause of your discomforts or chronic condition.

 

With enough time and healing, many people are eventually able to reintroduce foods that were previously a trigger. However, for others, removing a true food intolerance, like gluten for individuals with Celiac disease, is a lifelong journey that has the potential to dramatically improve your overall health physically, mentally, emotionally, and even spiritually.

When you schedule your first appointment, you will receive several online forms to complete. One of the forms is a 3-day food journal that I will ask you to complete before our session. You will have several options for completing this task, just choose the one that works best for you and your lifestyle.

 

If you have lab work, it is helpful to have that prior to our visit, but it is not necessary. You may submit that lab work several ways:

 

  1. Upload it directly to your HIPAA compliant account.
  2. Bring it with you to your session.
  3. Ask your practitioner to send the files to me.
  4. I can submit a request to have those files transferred to my office.

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