Kathia chose to enter this field because of her original interest in psychology and her desire to treat the whole person: body, mind and spirit. She uses Chinese and Japanese styles of acupuncture as well as Chinese herbal medicine to help you stay balanced. Kathia has experience treating a variety of conditions, and has a special interest in women’s health, emotional disorders, pain conditions and cancer recovery.
Kathia was born in São Paulo, Brazil, and moved to the United States in 2001. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in human development at Cornell University. She then spent a few years working with the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma before attending the New England School of Acupuncture for her Masters in Oriental Medicine. Kathia is an avid traveler who enjoys getting to know people and learning about different cultures. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese with a working knowledge of French.
Outside of work, Kathia enjoys practicing Kung Fu, dancing, reading fantasy novels, and hanging out with her family.
New England School of Acupuncture
Masters in Oriental Medicine with Chinese and Japanese Acupuncture
Licensed in Massachusetts by the Board of Medicine
Harvard Medical School Continuing Education
Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery Certificate
Cornell University, College of Human Ecology
B.S. in Human Development with Honors and Distinctions
Kathia was on the Board of Directors for the Global Acupuncture Project (GAP) from 2011 to 2015, an organization that teaches local health providers to use acupuncture in communities of need around the world. Through GAP, Kathia personally volunteered to train health care practitioners in Uganda and collected research data for a study, along with Lisa Conboy, Ph.D. and Richard Mandell, Lic.Ac. She then presented the positive results at the Society for Acupuncture in Research in April 2013. Later, this pilot study was published in Global Advances in Health and Medicine in July 2014.
Locally, Kathia has worked as an acupuncturist and herbalist at the Roxbury Community Health Center, Pathways to Wellness at the South End Community Health Center, Shattuck Hospital, Harvard Square Chiropractic, Exhale Spa, Acupuncture Together, and Norwood Hospital. Kathia has also been a Teaching Assistant at the New England School of Acupuncture for a number of classes. She currently participates in acupuncture research at MGH. Her diverse experiences have led to her holistic knowledge base and skills.