Katie Whitaker, CPsych

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner
Montpelier VT
I utilize an integrative approach to complementary therapies (including medications) to better assist clients in their recovery. I am a National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) certified acudetox technician (CADT), certified recovery coach (CRC), and certified Ayurveda wellness coach, as well as advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) certified.
I am a Vermont licensed Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) with Prescribing authority, and am board-certified through the American Nurse Credentialing Center as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) I bring over twenty years of experience in the field of healthcare and hold a Master’s degree in Nursing (MSN) from Frontier Nursing University, where I completed my Psychiatric Mental Health training and am ANCC certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and licensed with the state of Vermont as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). My work began as a Doulas of North America (DONA)-trained labor support Doula, working with incarcerated women, and then I went on to complete my didactic studies with Birthwise Midwifery School as a direct entry midwife. I bring over a decade of nursing experience in reproductive healthcare, substance use disorder (SUD), and medication-assisted treatment (MAT), specializing in working with marginalized and underserved populations living in rural areas.
*Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) including Spravato integrated into a KAP model Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy, including Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), utilizes preparation sessions before medicine sessions, followed by integration sessions. All sessions are combined with various methods of guidance from practices such as breathwork; therapeutic touch; visualization; archetypal imagery; intention setting; talk and somatic therapies; and music, all in service to promoting access to each person's inner healing intelligence. *Integrative Psychiatry The process begins by listening deeply to you and what you need on your healing journey. The first appointment is a 90-minute psychiatric evaluation using a holistic approach that focuses on you as a whole person, body, mind, and spirit. Together, we identify your mind, body, and lifestyle imbalances and address the root causes of your symptoms. From this foundation, we work together to create a treatment plan so you can begin to transform your suffering into healing. SERVICES INCLUDE: 90-minute Diagnostic Psychiatric Evaluation 60-minute Medication Management Visits Collaborative Treatment plans Medication de-prescribing Complementary & Conventional Therapies *Supportive Psychotherapy I utilize an integrative approach, including supportive psychotherapy in each session. I also offer preparation and integration sessions for clients exploring psychedelic-assisted therapies. Sessions may weave in various models of therapy, including archetypal work, mindfulness-based therapy, somatic (body-focussed) therapy, and internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy when and where appropriate. My focus is on providing person-first trauma-informed psychotherapy. I utilize an integrative approach to complementary therapies (including medications) to assist clients in their recovery. SERVICES INCLUDE: Supportive Psychotherapy utilizing a person-first trauma-informed approach Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy Psychedelic Preparation & Integration Therapy Holistic Psychotherapy