Katie Hammond Holtz, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Katie Hammond Holtz, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist who received a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) in 1992. She received training as a neuropsychologist and clinical psychologist. She has worked in a variety of settings, including cognitive and neuro-rehabilitation centers. Since 2001, she has been devoted to full-time private practice.

She has integrated mindfulness practice into psychotherapy since 1997, having adapted mindfulness practice to address a wide variety of clinical disorders in inpatient and outpatient settings. She specializes in mindfulness-based treatments for those who suffer from anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, learning disorders, and neurological disorders, including but not limited to concussion, Parkinson's disease, and Multiple Sclerosis.

She is the Past President of the Greater Pittsburgh Psychological Association (GPPA), comprised of 230 members who are psychologists or students practicing in the greater Pittsburgh region. For more information about GPPA, go to www.gppaonline.org

Training as a Mindfulness Instructor

Katie Hammond Holtz, Psy.D. formally began practicing mindfulness in 1986. In 1991, she became a student of renowned world-wide Teacher Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and in 2002, she received ordination as a member into his lay order. She then participated in the teacher training programs for Mindfulness-Based Stress-Reduction (MBSR) developed by acclaimed originator of MBSR, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., through the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and is now an identified MBSR Instructor.

She has organized and led mindfulness practice at retreats since 2000, including local and national retreats.  In 2010, she began leading mindfulness retreats for the public and health professionals, with a focus on self-care, and the introduction of mindfulness into clinical practice.

To learn more, go to: www.mindfulprovider.com

Additionally, she participated in the teacher training programs for Mindfulness-Based Stress-Reduction (MBSR) developed by acclaimed originator of MBSR, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., through the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and is now an identified MBSR Instructor.