Katharine Koeppen, RA, LMT, NCTMB
Katharine Koeppen, founder of Aromaceuticals, is passionate about plants and has been practicing clinical aromatherapy for over fifteen years. She is one of the few practitioners to have received the title of registered aromatherapist (RA) from the Aromatherapy Registration Council and is also nationally certified in therapeutic bodywork. Katharine is a popular instructor and speaker on the subject of aromatics and healing, and her audiences have included community support groups, nurses, psychotherapists, massage therapists and naturopathic physicians.
After two decades in a fast paced, creative advertising career, curiosity about natural perfumes led her to an aromatherapy class at a local herb store, and she has never looked back. Katharine was mentored by an early graduate of the Shirley Price school and continued her studies with industry luminaries Kurt Schnaubelt, PhD; Jeffrey Yuen, DOM; Rhiannon Harris, RN; James Symes, PhD and Michael Scholes. She regularly attends conferences to keep up with the latest approaches in botanical and integrative medicine. Her background also includes extensive training in somato-emotional integration, craniosacral therapy, lymphatic drainage, energy work, flower essences and the culinary arts.
Utilizing a bodymind approach to aromatherapy, Katharine simultaneously addresses a client’s emotional and psycho-spiritual state while dealing with their physical illness or imbalance. Since the beginning of her aromatherapy career, she has demonstrated a special affinity for working with fragile populations in the areas of mental health, oncology and palliative care.
Katharine is a professional member of Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA) and Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals. She is currently the national representative for AIA.
She resides in Dallas, Texas, where she maintains a heart-centered private practice in aromatherapy, specializing in somato-emotional integration, cancer support and women’s issues. When not experimenting with essential oils, Katharine can be found herb gardening or practicing ikebana.