Dr. Kate Truitt is proud to hold the position of Chief Strategy Officer for the Havening Techniques Organization. Utilizing her training as a neuroscientist and clinical psychologist, along with a M.B.A. in Healthcare Administration, Dr. Kate has dedicated her life to advancing the treatment of stress-related disorders and understanding of brain resiliency. She believes in the brain’s ability to transcend and transform the complex and beautiful relationship between nature and nurture. Her training as a neuroscientist is incorporated in her therapeutic as well as educational approach to demystify the processes leading to the development and continuation of experiences of psychology and physical pain. Dr. Kate and her teams’ honor the unique and dynamic nature of each individual in order to facilitate effective, efficient, and empowered healing.
Since 2014 Dr. Kate has tirelessly dedicated herself to the advancement and growth of Havening. Her efforts have led to: continuing education accreditation with the American Psychological Association (APA) and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW); strategic partnerships with PESI and the United States Department of Defense in sponsoring numerous Havening trainings and workshops; the publication of the first Self-Havening Healing Handbook for the lay public; advancing the treatment utility of Havening to niche populations and communities both through advanced workshops as well as community partnerships, and much more.
In 2012 Dr. Kate founded the Truitt Institute (formally Viva Excellence) to provide cutting-edge training and seminars at a global level to bring together the newest advancements in the fields of neuroscience, resilience, and stress and trauma treatment. She was the first Certified Practitioner and Certified Trainer of the Havening Techniques practicing on the West Coast of the United States. Dr. Kate’s tireless efforts continue to advance the scientific and communal presence of Havening as a foundational technique for creating neurobiologically based long-term and sustainable change in the face of stress and trauma.
Dr. Kate leads a group private practice in Pasadena, CA, Dr. Kate Truitt & Associates, where she and her team specialize in the most effective and efficient treatments empowering people to Live Their Excellence. Visit www.DrTruitt.com to learn more. She also serves as the CEO of the Trauma Counseling Center of Los Angeles, the Founder and CEO of the Amy Research Foundation. In 2022 Dr. Kate authored the first book for the practical application of the Havening Techniques - Healing in Your Hands: Self-Havening Exercises to Harness Neuroplasticity, Heal Traumatic Stress, and Build Resilience.