KATERINA BARATTA (She/Her), MS, LAc
Acupuncture, Bodywork, Nutrition and Qi Gong
Katerina joined our clinic in 2023 and looks forward to team collaboration, hoping to incorporate her eclectic style in a way to improve a person’s well being and quality of life. Katerina’s work combines the mind-body-spirit wisdom from ancient healing modalities—like Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, and Western herbalism—with modern scientific research —in psychology, neurology, physiology, and nutrition— to help individuals heal the root causes of stress, anxiety, pain, headaches, digestive distress, menstrual irregularity, hormone imbalance, sleep disturbances, and other symptoms of imbalance.
Katerina is passionate about empowering patients through education and “homework”, and collaborating with patients to find the treatment modalities and strategies that will work best for them.
In addition to her clinic work, Katerina teaches online and in-person classes, workshops, and leads retreats throughout the year. She is also available for 1-on-1 holistic health and wellness coaching online.
Training and Experience:
Born and raised in downtown Manhattan to an Austrian mother and Italian father, Katerina studied psychology, studio art, and ALANA (Asian-American, Latinx, African-American & Native American) studies at the University of Vermont as an undergraduate. She had the intention of becoming an art therapist, but right before beginning graduate school, Katerina completed a 200-hour yoga-teacher training and realized that she wanted to take a more holistic approach to health and wellbeing.
She went on to study western herbal medicine at the Herb Pharm in Williams, Oregon, before embarking on a master’s degree in Chinese medicine at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, where she later taught as an associate professor.
Katerina has had the privilege of receiving mentorship and guidance from a collection of outstanding teachers, including Dr. Bob Quinn, DAOM, LAc, who taught her Japanese-style (a.k.a. gentle) acupuncture, moxibustion, shonishin (non-insertive/pediatric acupuncture) and sotai bodywork.
Dr. Sheila Murphy, D.C. deepened Katerina’s hands-on bodywork skills with techniques like craniosacral therapy, myofascial release, and visceral manipulation. A few years later, Katerina refined her skills by training with Carol Gray, expanding her bodywork experience to include infants.
Katerina has also studied medical qigong with Dr. Tamara Staudt and David Coons, including trauma release exercises, and continued her western-herb education at Vital Ways Herbalism School.
When she’s not at the clinic, Katerina can be found chasing after her two boys; planning and cooking seasonal balanced meals for her family and friends; foraging for herbs and mushrooms in the woods; jogging, walking, practicing yoga and qigong; letting her creative juices flow in painting, writing, and other projects; and enjoying some much needed alone-time at a local sauna.