I started coaching with Cait for burnout that I didn’t realize was burnout because I like my job. If someone isn’t ready to face the nitty gritty, uncomfortable details of their life, it’s probably not the right time to work with Cait. She absolutely WILL NOT judge you or your situation, but that means you have to be 100% honest with yourself and therefore her; you have to be willing to bring it to the table even if you feel ashamed. Trust me, you won’t feel that way once you start working with her. Also, if you’re looking for someone to do the work for you, it’s not going to be a good fit. I got such positive results starting with the first session. Working with Cait has given me a sense of clarity and has allowed me to really focus on cutting out the noise of the outside world to help me create a life with more intention.


I was mostly surprised by how a one hour call literally changed my life. I experienced a 3 month stretch of depression and couldn’t “do” it away with ALL THE strategies & felt utterly hopeless and apathetic. Also, it’s freaky how spot on your intuition is.  I had no expectations for our call. All I knew was that you are a straight shooter & I needed someone to just tell it to me straight, but lovingly. The next morning when I woke up, I felt like myself again. I felt like I could finally breathe. I could hear my intuition again. I felt at peace. I felt light. THAT feeling was priceless and speaks for itself.


I just want to thank you for all of the time and energy you shared with me. I appreciate your guidance in making me in digging deep–since I am good at thinking I know what I’m talking about and pretending I have it all under control. I enjoyed how you approach mental wellness with a breadth of other knowledge… I have always been so psych oriented in my thinking, that I really found it fascinating to hear about eastern cultural and and medicinal approaches..


You think at first that you need to see Caitlin for help with a physical issue, but as soon as you honestly answer her opening “so tell me what’s going on with you” question, you are guided to realize that the many parts of our body and mind are interconnected. I have learned that our bodies give us signals that should not be just brushed away, and it has the beautiful capability of healing. No tears nor laughs need be held back in her care, and there are no taboo topics. You genuinely feel that she only has your best interests at heart and will do her very best to help you find balance – both physically and mentally. She’s always fighting on your side and offers very pragmatic advice. An appointment with Caitlin is like having a cup of tea with your best friend. Annette

I had fatigue and digestive issues. I was reacting to many types of foods and had many symptoms. A friend of a friend had raved about Caitlin. She said that Caitlin was so different than other acupuncturists. That was two years ago and I’m so incredibly grateful for the distance I’ve traveled to becoming so much healthier with her help. Not only have my energy levels increased dramatically but my digestion is working so much better. My overall awareness of my body and the symptoms I had and how it affected other things have increased as well. Caitlin sees everything as connected and it was very validating to have a professional who listened. I have been to other acupuncturists in China and elsewhere and no one measures up to Caitlin, she exceeded my expectations far and beyond with her treatments and her honest caring and kind manner. Where other doctors or specialists had dismissed my concerns and symptoms, Caitlin treated my whole body.

Cait does amazing work. She kept me sane during a stressful 2 year Master’s program and I am truly grateful. I found Caitlin online and started to see her to balance my system and help me deal with physical and emotional stress. I felt like in our time together balanced my system, both physically and emotionally (especially my immune system). I hadn’t had a cold sore/fever blister in over 3 years and due to such concentrated stress I developed one. Cait was able to revive my immune system and eliminate the pain from the sore, which dissipated after the session. I was most surprised by our connection and her openness with me in the session. Anyone can work with Cait. Being honest with yourself and the issues you are currently facing will help you immensely. Celeste

Initially, I was struggling with recurring pain in my shoulder/rotator cuff from a fall snow skiing! Despite Physio and changing my exercise routines for multiple weeks, I needed something else to release the pain and start the healing! My two best friends urged me to see Caitlin for my shoulder and to consider acupuncture for stress relief and management! After just two sessions I felt incredible relief in my shoulder. With consistent treatments, I found strength physically in the healing of my shoulder and in myself through general and targeted treatments. Acupuncture and Caitlin’s abilities to listen to and process my bodies needs has been exactly what I needed to balance my busy life! Not only has acupuncture brought balance to my life and my health needs, but trusting Caitlin to hear me and give feedback has been key to my recent life transitions, successes and dealing with mistakes and failures! It’s all about creating life balance and Caitlin has been the exact right person to guide me and my acupuncture treatments! Nikki

Several friends recommended that I make an appointment with Caitlin for my neck pain. I do experience relief from physical pain but the results are also much more holistic than that. Caitlin has provided me with the guidance and healing space to work on the interconnectedness of wellbeing. Each visit is like a gift to myself and I gain new insights into maintaining my wellness on an ongoing basis.

I have had acupuncture many times.  I believe in its efficacy.  I also have had bad acupuncture, so I do know there is a difference in the experience and ability of different practitioners.  Of course I was expecting someone who was knowledgeable and good at what they do, what I wasn’t ready for was how intuitive Caitlin was.  Not only did she allow us to build a relationship that enabled her to go deeper with treatment, but she channeled her intuition to help me go beyond what I even was needing (or that I needed) in the moment. She is a true healer in every sense of the word, and acupuncture is her method of expression to heal, but I felt I received much more than an acupuncture session. Laura

I am always caught off guard by the results. I had pain in my ankles which literally disappeared after a session. I feel like Niagara Falls when those needles work my sinuses. But most importantly, Caitlin has been a life coach. She has the incredible ability to sense when I am not doing ok – even when I am not sure myself. Sometimes I feel it is almost a game. I will try to be smart and she won’t notice. I walk in and she says, “Oh dear, what’s wrong?” The conversations about how I live my life have given me so much to think about – and act upon. I feel more “directed” than I did when I first started seeing Caitlin. I don’t think that this is necessarily the work of the needles. John Crane

Every time I come in for a session, I leave feeling better mentally and physically than when I walked in. But I didn’t expect you to dig up some of the deep, deep roots of the issues that sent me in to your office in the first place. Sitting across the desk from you hasn’t always been easy, but it has been extraordinarily rewarding. And your warmth and energy have never made me fearful about doing the hard work away from the acupuncture table in between sessions.

My friend warned me that you could be tough, and she was absolutely right. But I don’t have many friends who are as straightforward as you are, and my therapist lets me get away with a lot of bullshit. You’ve kept me pretty accountable, and I’m very grateful.

One of our sessions (when you introduced me to Bessel van der Kolk) changed everything for me. I think about it every day. You saw the way I spoke about a couple of people in my life and made connections with things I’d said months earlier. Nobody else could have done that for me at the time. I’m still figuring out why—I’m still very much in the weeds!—but that was a breakthrough for me in the way I think about myself and my relationships. Morgan

Cait’s feedback and insight has given me (numerous times) a perspective I couldn’t see myself. It has allowed me to see things in a way that has helped me to let go of some proverbial baggage I have hanging around.

I don’t think I can adequately express how grateful I am for Cait and her care. She has pushed me to take ownership of my healing. I appreciate her approach and how she is not interested in just treating symptoms but getting to the deeper root of the problem. She has help me improve other areas of my life as well. I always look forward to each treatment.


A visit to Cait is not just about physical symptoms; it’s about space. Space to share, both the good and the challenging things in your life, space to let it go, space to breath, space to reorganize your thoughts, space for you to take steps towards being the best you that you can be. Cait facilitates this not only through her Tcm techniques and education, but her deeply innate sense of how to best help this person in this time and in this space. This is Cait’s gift, and it’s a privilege to have it bestowed upon me regularly!


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