Dr. Katie Sofia Cole
is a Functional Medicine and Holistic Psychiatrist who (recently joined our team at SF Functional Medicine ) in San Rafael, CA. She is dedicated to enhancing the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of all patients, and passionate about "wholistic" approaches to healing.
Dr. Katie is board certified by The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She combines her expertise in psychiatry with Functional Medicine, Perinatal and Women’s Mental Health, as well as Integrative and Holistic Psychiatry, Medical Intuition and Reiki Energy Healing.
After completing residency in Richmond, VA, Dr. Katie remained on faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University for several years, where she created and maintained a Women’s Mental Health program as part of the Women’s Mental Health Initiative. For her outstanding work in this arena, Dr. Cole won Top Doctor in Richmond for Women honors in both 2008 and 2009. Dr. Katie began to realize that medications were not resolving all of her patients’ mental health symptoms, and in fact, were contributing to more chronic disease and health issues in many of her patients. She also developed chronic health conditions which were not responding to traditional medication treatment, as she continued to suffer with fatigue, weight gain and inflammation, she began her search for a more wholistic approach to health and healing.
Her journey took her to Kansas City in 2009, where she worked with several mentors and functional medicine practitioners who helped Dr. Katie not only reverse all of her chronic illness, but furthered her interest in learning functional medicine, nutrition, and energy healing and applying this knowledge to her clinical practice. Dr. Katie pursued additional post-graduate training in Ayurvedic Medicine and Sound Meditation through The Chopra Center, as well as Orthomolecular Medicine and Holistic Nutrition, and is a candidate for The Institute for Functional Medicine Board Certification in 2018. She is also certified in Neuro Behavioral Programs and has achieved her masters in Reiki Energy Healing, including Karuna, Usui and Holy Fire.
Dr. Katie is currently a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has completed the Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice seminar, she is also a member of the IAACN (The International & American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists), American Psychiatry Association, the American Osteopathic Association, the Kansas Psychiatric Society, and The Association of Women Psychiatrists.
Dr. Katie Sofia Cole is a graduate of Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center and completed her psychiatry residency at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.
Outside of the office, Dr. Katie enjoys sailing, scuba diving, photography, hiking, yoga and traveling!