Dr. Katherine T. Kelly

Ph.D., M.S.P.H.

Katherine T. Kelly

Ph.D., M.S.P.H.

is a licensed psychologist in her own psychotherapy, soul-healing/coaching and consulting practice in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Southern Colorado (1992) and both her Master’s (1995) and Doctorate in Counseling Psychology (1999) from Indiana State University. She also earned a Master of Science in Public Health degree (2000) from the University of Missouri-Columbia where she completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the university’s Department of Family and Community Medicine. She has received specialized training from the Mind-Body Medical Institute of Harvard University and has been trained in various holistic, natural health and spiritual methods of healing including nutritional psychotherapy, aromatherapy, Pranic Healing, Reiki, Soul Realignment and other practices.

With 35+ years of direct clinical experience, Dr. Kelly doesn’t just believe in helping others to heal; instead, her mission is to help them to evolve. Using her own integrative and trademarked framework—the Soul Health Model—Dr. Kelly approaches her work with clients from a “whole person” or “whole organization” perspective. She provides a uniquely progressive, yet down-to-earth approach and is well-known in therapeutic, medical and corporate communities. She thrives as she helps clients and organizations to reach what she calls “conscious evolution” through a variety of self-designed strategies. Her dedication to healing has been widely recognized as she was the recipient of the Provider of the Year Award by the regional Mental Health Association and was nominated 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 authored several academic publications and is an ongoing contributor to both local and national health and wellness magazines. Her best-selling book Soul Health: Aligning with Spirit for Radiant Living, Revised 2nd Edition (2018) has been featured on over 450 national radio shows and her most recent book, The Healer’s Path to Post-COVID Recovery: A Restorative Journey for Healthcare Workers (2022) reached best-seller status in eight Amazon New Release categories within just a few days after release. The Healer’s Path also won a 2022 New Living Book Bronze Medal Award and a 2023 Nautilus Books Silver Medal Award in a special “Rise to the Moment” category.  Her book, The Recipe for Radiance: Mastering the Art and Soul of Self-Care was published in 2019 and has been used by both individuals and organizations to enhance overall life balance. She currently owns The Soul Health Center and launched Soul Health Essentials– The Oils of Evolution essential oils company in early 2019.


Dr. Kelly has undergone her own ‘evolution’, beginning her career as Coordinator of Alcohol and Drug Education at Indiana State University. She was later recruited to serve as the Director and Treatment Coordinator of a private traumatic brain injury program in the community. Following the completion of her training, she accepted a position as an Assistant Professor and Director of Behavioral Science in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Wake Forest University. She later entered private practice and founded/owned Branches Holistic Health and Wellness Center. She realized she could make a greater impact elsewhere, so she left that adventure to make room for her other main passions — writing, speaking and consulting.


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