What People are Saying
"Kathleen Putnam has the unique ability to bridge her exceptional education and training with a heart-centered, humanistic approach to working with others. She is both an optimist and a realist, offering support that is authentic, value-driven, and experienced. I have referred clients to her years, and she has always provided compassionate care to everyone she meets. What I love about Kathleen the most is that I can trust her implicitly. I always know that my clients are in good hands with her."
"This woman is the most wonderful human I've encountered in working through my fears and struggles managing a series of crises at home with my daughter who suffers from disordered eating. I'll never forget in my first appointment she said to me, "who knows, it may never be fully understood why this happened but you are here and ready to figure out the next best steps for you, your daughter, and family. That's what matters now and I can support you." I walked out of that appointment feeling like a load had been lifted from my shoulders and I slept better that night than I had in ages. She gave me guidance and confidence working through the most difficult year of my life. Kathleen is a sensitive listener, provides thoughtful insights, and I always feel ready to take on the next step when I meet with her."
"Kathleen Putnam is a guest on the topic of nutrition in my groups for people with chronic medical conditions. Her empathy and understanding around the sensitive topic of food, eating habits and weight issues helps free people from judgmental self talk that undermines well-being and healthy food choices. Her enthusiasm for her work is contagious and helps inspire people towards more skillful food choices. I recommend her highly."
"As one of Kathleen’s younger group participants, I've worked with her through a painful progression of anorexia, bulimia, depression, and binge-eating disorder. I appreciate Kathleen’s holistic approach to food and health; after a decade of beating myself up over unrealistic body ideals it was refreshing to discover her non-judgmental, compassionate approach to food, body, and stress. Yes, I did lose a significant amount of weight, but that’s not even the point anymore. I feel vibrant in my body. I have erased the whole calorie-counting mindset and rarely feel stressed at all when it comes to meals. I forgive others and love myself. I feel a sustainable joy and resounding security in my life for the first time since my childhood. If I could give everyone I know the gift of coaching with Kathleen, I would. Thanks for everything, Kathleen!"
"I have struggled with an eating disorder for over ten years. I have seen many Nutritionists during that time. I was hesitant to see yet another Nutritionist because I didn’t know what one could offer me at this point in my life. Then I met Kathleen. I liked her approach immediately. Kathleen not only tackles the food, but she also tackles the issues around food, my relationship with my body, and the way that I feel about myself. One of the most profound things that Kathleen has done is to help me build my worth outside of the way that I feel about my body. In addition on many occasions she also helped me find creative solutions to eating enough calories and protein. She helped me problem solve where my eating disorder created problems. It is because of the work that Kathleen and I have done together that I am now able to maintain an adequate calorie intake and see my life beyond my eating disorder."
"I loved being a part of Kathleen's workshop. I appreciated her relaxed demeanor on line and ability to connect. So much of what others shared resonated with me. Such a wonderful group. This class attracts special people."
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