Katie Love

Katie L.

West Hartford, CT

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I love to knit, and I am self taught. I can help you learn the basics to get you started, or how to manage a new stitch for that exciting project you want to try. I am a patient teacher, and would love to help you!
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Katie teaches



Katie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+ and special needs

Teaching since:

Hi! I have been a nurse for 17 years, and I love teaching! I have worked in all areas of healthcare, and have tons of stories to share. I got my PhD in nursing in 2009, and study innovative ways to teach students that are holistic and student focused. You come first.

I have 3 small children who keep me very busy. But somehow it's never busy enough for me! I always need to be doing something, and MAKING things is my passion. I do all the textile arts (knitting, quilting, sewing, etc), and love construction (electrical, plumbing, woodwork, and anything that involves power tools). I believe these are life skills for anyone, but especially for women who often didn't grow up learning all the "how to’s." I create a comfortable environment, and believe laughter is one of the best ways for learning to happen.

I look forward to meeting you, and getting you the skills you are looking for!

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Certified interpretive guided imagery
Apr 2006 - Present
Holistic modalities used

Interpretive guided imagery helps you use the power of your images to help gain better understanding, gain insight, and achieve hour maximum wellness.

Other modalities used
May 2000 - Present
Holistic modalities used

Aromatherapy, yoga, tapping (EFT), progressive muscle relaxation, therapeutic breathing, smudging, drumming, and, color therapy.

Reiki Master
Mar 1996 - Present
Holistic modalities used

I have been trained (attuned) in reiki since 1996, and was trained at the master level since 2008. I am trained in Usui, Tera mei sechem, and shambala styles. I have been using reiki in my practice, and teaching reiki to others for 20 years now.


PhD nursing
Sep 2006 - May 2009
University of CT
Masters degree- community health nursing
Sep 2002 - May 2004
University of CT
Sep 1996 - May 2000
University of CT


Advanced holistic nursing, board certified
Nov 2004
American holistic nurses association

Have recertified twice to stay updated in all forms of complementary health practice

Public health clinical nurse specialist, board certified
Nov 2004
American nurses credentialling center

The nations largest accreditation and certification body. I have recertified twice to stay up to date.


Diamond Jubilee Josephine Dolan Excellence in Nursing Education
Oct 2015
Connecticut Nurses Association
Nightingale Nursing Award
May 2013
Connecticut VNA

Photos & Videos

Teaching the little ones some basic sewing techniques. He’s very excited to be doing a project all by himself (with supervision)!

A quick beginners project: reusable snack bags!

Getting my award for teaching excellence through the Connecticut Nurses Association.

Me and my shiny award for teaching excellence. What an honor!

See ladies? You can use power tools and still rock the protective eye wear!

Installed the flat top stove. Had to make my countertop hole larger, but it’s a perfect fit now. I’m ready for a hot cup of tea!


3 Reviews

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Betty Apr 6, 2018

Katie is a fantastic nurse. She is an extremely intelllgient, kind-hearted, compassionate woman!!

Cara Apr 6, 2018
Health Coaching · In home

Katie is wonderfully compassionate with a wealth of medical knowledge and experience. She integrates the medical aspect of health with holistic understandings about the human experience and how to care for our mind, body and soul.

Lindsay Apr 6, 2018
Alternative Medicine · In home

Katie has been such a big help to me in learning how to live a healthier, more natural lifestyle as I have become a mom. Her knowledge of complimentary medicine practices are strong. She presents practical information in a supportive way. I love working with her!

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