in Portland, OR

Kate Leavens

Kate Leavens

Dr. Kate Leavens is a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist. She earned a doctorate in naturopathic medicine and a masters in acupuncture with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR. She is a first year resident working with Dr. Ilana Guervich.

While Dr. Leavens’ training has focused on primary care, she has also completed more extensive training in gastroenterology, endocrinology, and women’s health. She is certified in pelvic floor therapy as well as somatic dialogue and has continued training in craniosacral therapy from UpLedger Institute. By integrating naturopathic philosophy, conventional medical tools, and Chinese medicine modalities, she is excited to offer a holistic and individualized approach to each and every patient. She believes in the body’s innate ability to heal when given the right tools and uses lifestyle, dietary education, nutraceuticals, botanical medicine, and bodywork to help optimize this process.

Outside of work, Dr. Leavens loves hiking, exploring new areas of the PNW, dancing, and contemplating how to better make our nervous systems feel at home