As a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Child & Adolescent Mental Health Specialist, Katie brings over 20 years of experience and knowledge to Turning Point Integrative Health Center. Along with primary care pediatric services, Katie specializes in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, obesity and common childhood health challenges.
Working with families for over 2 decades has given Katie a unique perspective not only as a pediatric provider, but also as a mother of a child that has experienced healing from integrative treatments. As Katie watched her own child change, she knew the symptoms were atypical and typical treatment wasn’t helping. She knew integrative medicine was the answer.
Katie began the first 5 years of her career as a registered nurse delivering babies and teaching parents about newborn life, and then transitioned into pediatric community health and primary care. In 2011, Katie graduated from the State University of New York – Stony Brook with a Master’s of Nursing in Child Health. She continued her education with a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Mental Health with Arizona State University building on her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Katie has enhanced her learning with various integrative healthcare classes and seminars expanding her knowledge of holistic nutrition, gut health, brain health, hormone changes, and the epidemic of chronic disease.
Learning about functional and integrative healthcare is Katie’s passion. When she’s not absorbed in learning and helping others, she enjoys spending time with her own family. She loves to travel with her husband and children, enjoys being outside, being physically active, tending to her flowers, and sharing her knowledge of holistic nutrition via public speaking and support groups and wellness coaching.