Kate Truitt, PhD

Kate Truitt

Kate Truitt, PhD

Dr. Kate Truitt is a licensed clinical psychologist, applied neuroscientist, and holds a M.B.A. in Healthcare Administration. She is an internationally recognized expert in the neuroscience of trauma, stress, and resilience as well as the complex interplay amongst the three. She is regularly featured in global media outlets ranging from Oprah Today and Medium to the BBC and Today.

Dr. Kate is an international trainer and has spoken at the United Nations, the United States Department of Defense, PESI, and many others. She has dedicated her life to advancing the treatment of trauma and stress-related disorders, eliminating the stigma surrounding mental health. Her work also empowers wellness through the dissemination of psychoeducation and self-healing tools through her speaking engagements, books, blog, and social media presence.

Dr. Kate resides in Los Angeles, California, where she leads her award-winning group practice Dr. Kate Truitt & Associates. She serves as CEO for the Amy Research Foundation, a non-profit focused on advancing the role of brain science in psychotherapy and eradicating the translational lag between science and clinical practice. She also serves as CEO for the Trauma Counseling Center of Los Angeles.

In 2013, Kate Truitt founded the Truitt Institute. The institute provides innovative seminars that bring together the newest advancements in the fields of neuroscience and mental health. She is the developer of the Havening Techniques and serves as their Chief Science Advisor. She is also a member of the Goldie Hawn Foundation’s Mind Up Scientific Advisory Board, and an expert contributor to the Girl Scouts of America and the Kevin Love Fund.

Dr. Kate Truitt’s NeuroTriad Model consists of three core pillars: trauma-informed care, neuroscience-based care, and resilience-focused care. These components, when taken together, empower individuals to be proactive in their transformational journey to heal the past, create the present, and build the future. She is an internationally published author, including Healing in Your Hands: Self-Havening Exercises to Harness Neuroplasticity, Heal Traumatic Stress, and Build Resilience and Keep Breathing: A Psychologist’s Intimate Journey Through Loss, Trauma, and Rediscovering Life.

Dr. Kate Truitt receives a speaking honorarium from Leading Edge Seminars Inc.