Enthusiasm for the health successes of her patients allows Dr. Katherine Layman to bring a warm and comforting healing environment to her naturopathic medical practice.
Dr. Layman graduated with honors from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and was selected to complete a one-year residency in general family practice. She then completed an additional yearlong residency with a specialty focus in Homeopathy, a rare achievement as this is the only residency position of its kind in the United States. During her time in residency, repeated interactions with children placed on strong medications - often more than one strong medication - had a profound effect on Dr. Layman. She felt their mothers' desperation, weighing hope for the scholastic and social success of their child against the side-effects and uncertain long-term consequences of strong stimulant medications and antipsychotics. It became her desire to provide another option, a chance for children to succeed in school and form social connections without facing unwanted drug effects and long-term dependence on pharmaceuticals. Her own mother's influence as an elementary school teacher brought her empathy for these children, their teachers, and their parents. Dr. Layman has a vision for a system that helps our children to find balance and succeed by being their best selves, naturally. Her mission is to educate and empower parents and their children for happier, healthier families. Vibrantly healthy children means time for vibrantly healthier moms!
Dr. Layman recognizes that the health of the family is a core factor in determining the health of the individual. In a time when our fast-paced daily lives are wearing us down, we cannot let our health hold us back. She recognized that the children who healed the fastest and most completely were those who's parents internalized the healing journey as well. Over time her practice grew to include adults who recovered from chronic and often debilitating conditions such as heart disease, thyroid conditions, arthritis and chronic pain, chronic fatigue, and diabetes.
Dr. Layman is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians, and the Connecticut Naturopathic Physicians Association. Before attending medical school, she completed her Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University. When she is not helping her patients find optimal health, she enjoys reading fiction, cooking, nursing her small garden, and hiking with her dog.