Kate F. Busby

SE™ PractitionerSE Assistant


Kate F Busby MA, MSOM, LAc, SEP

I’m a liscensed acupuncturist and Somatic Experiencing (SE) practitioner. My practice is focused on holistically treating the impacts of trauma on the body. I work to support a return to physiological regulation and a felt sense of safety while repairing the ways untreated shock and developmental trauma disrupt healthy functioning. 

My style of acupuncture treatment is gentle and comes through a Japanese lineage primarily based on the teachings of Kiiko Matsumoto and her teachers, Master Nagano and Doctor Manaka. This system ultilizes the palpation of reflexes for ongoing feedback on the effectiveness of treament, which makes it an excellent method for treating complex conditions like those resulting from trauma. 

I also incorporate Somatic Experiencing and Somatic Resilience and Regulation touch work into my practice. Together they have helped me more fluidly build nervous system regulation into my acupuncture practice and have given me another body-based modality that centers the resolution of both shock and developmental trauma. 

I am committed to ongoing work to make my practice more trauma-informed, focusing on addressing my biases and the privileges of the various identities I hold in order to better support individuals and communities whose experiences of trauma are caused by and/or greatly compounded by systemic oppression.

I do phone introductions before taking new acupuncture patients or new SE clients to ensure it's a good fit. To schedule a phone intro, please visit my website. 

I am currently in-network for SE-informed acupuncture with Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield, Providence, United Health Care, Pacific Source and American Specialty Health, Cigna and Aetna. Somatic Experiencing sessions are not covered by insurance and are cash fee only.


  • Addiction
  • Adults
  • Adults abused as children
  • Chronic Pain/Fibromyalgia
  • Complex PTSD
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Hospice
  • Medical Procedure Trauma
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • Prenatal/Birth Trauma
  • Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Victims of Sexual Abuse

SE Level

SE™ Practitioner

Professional Title

Licensed Acupuncturist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Yoga Teacher

Professional Certifications

Oregon Medical Board Licensed Acupuncturist, NCCAOM Certified, SEP

Post Advanced Certificates

  • Touch Skills Training