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About the author

Dr. Katherine T. Kelly, PHD, MSPH


Katherine T. Kelly, Ph.D., M.S.P.H,. is a clinical health psychologist in her own psychotherapy and consulting practice. She holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and completed a post-doctoral Fellowship in Family and Community Medicine while also earning a Master of Science in Public Health degree. She has received specialized training from the Mind-Body Medical Institute of Harvard University, and has been trained in various holistic, alternative and spiritual methods of healing.  


With over 34 years of direct client experience, Dr. Kelly doesn’t just believe in helping patients to heal; instead, her mission is to help them to evolve. Using her own integrative

framework—the Soul Health Model—

Dr. Kelly approaches her work with

clients from a psycho-spiritual

perspective. She is a dynamic

therapist who provides a uniquely

progressive, yet down-to-earth approach

and is well-known in both the therapeutic

and medical communities. She thrives as she

helps clients to reach what she calls conscious

evolution through a variety of self-designed methods. Her dedication to healing has been widely recognized. She was the recipient of the 2006 Professional Service Award by the regional Mental Health Association, and was named as an “Incredible Woman” for a local community television network, which spotlights role models to inspire young women to pursue their own passions.


Dr. Kelly has worked in several health-related settings, served as an Assistant Professor and Director of Behavioral Science in the Department of Family Medicine at Wake Forest University, and owned Branches Holistic Health and Wellness Center. She currently practices full-time as a clinical health psychologist, while also pursuing her passion for writing, speaking, and consulting.

Dr. Kelly has written several nationally-published academic articles and is an ongoing contributor to health and wellness magazines. During her career, she has spoken in both academic and public venues (Society for Teachers of Family Medicine, North American Primary Care Research Group Conference, Forum for Behavioral Sciences in Family Medicine, International Nurses Society on Addictions, North Carolina Psychological Association, North Carolina Dietetics Association, North Carolina Area Health Education Centers, Health and Wellness Conferences, Integrative Health Clinics, Corporate Health Series —Kilpatrick/Stockton Law Firm, Krispy Kreme Women’s Leadership — various Speakers’ Bureaus, and the JoyStream Channel). 

She provides workshops, seminars, retreats, and other talks on local, regional, and international levels, while also offering an e-newsletter to a global audience. To date, she and her book, Soul Health: Aligning with Spirit for Radiant Living, have been featured on over 450 national and international radio shows and podcasts. Her second book, The Recipe for Radiance: Mastering the Art and Soul of Self-Care serves as a step-by-step guide to creating an optimal self-care plan and has also been featured on numerous podcasts and in several health and wellness magazines. 

Dr. Kelly’s newest book, The Healer’s Path to Post-COVID Recovery, was published in February 2022.

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