My name is Katherine.I am a registered nurse, health coach,
and autoimmune disease survivor.
the paralyzing fear that comes with a new diagnosis,
the frustrating realization that physicians don’t have all the answers,
and the significant financial impact of paying for medical care.
When I was 18 years old,I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis.
I suffered for years, tried countless medications, endured multiple hospitalizations,
and surgery appeared to be the only remaining option.
When I was 21 years old,I graduated from nursing school.
Despite my medical training, I still suffered
debilitating symptoms that interfered with my daily life.
About My Training
After graduating from the University of Central Florida with my Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, I went on to receive extensive training on the principles and techniques of health coaching and obtained certifications through the Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy and Health Sciences Institute, as well as graduate credits through the Maryland University of Integrative Health.
After working in the clinical setting, I most recently had the privilege of working on a research project at the University of California, Davis, evaluating the impact of health coaching and mobile technologies on patients with chronic illnesses. Currently, I provide telephonic chronic care management services through a public company and my private coaching practice. I also work part-time as a hospice nurse.
When I was 25 years old,I made some major lifestyle changes.
I learned to get to the root causes of my pain,
fatigue, and digestive symptoms in order to heal.
About My Life
After spending most of my life of the East Coast, I now live in the Sacramento, California, area with my husband. I love reading anything I can get my hands on, writing about health and wellness, creating new recipes in the kitchen, and walking in nature.
I also spend time each month volunteering in the local community and have found much joy in empowering women like yourself to take back control of their own health, to stop symptoms before they spiral into a full-blown flare-up, and to live an authentic life even in the face of chronic illness.