Katie earned her Masters in Nursing with a specialization in Family Practice from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Throughout her career, she has worked in primary care, oncology, women’s health, and adolescent medicine, helping people of all ages manage diverse health challenges and chronic conditions. Katie believes strongly that cannabis is a safe and effective medicine that has the potential to increase quality of life for many people who are not getting adequate symptom relief through traditional treatments. She is a proud advocate that cannabis should be a first-line alternative, not a last resort - especially when many commonly prescribed drugs have potentially dangerous or deadly side effects. Her philosophy for nursing care is client-centered, evidence-based, and trauma-informed, with an emphasis on educating and empowering patients to chart their own path to wellness. Katie is an active member of the American Cannabis Nurses Association, the Society of Cannabis Clinicians, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Illinois Women in Cannabis, and the Illinois Cannabis Equity Coalition.
Beth is available to help educate and support our patients on their journey to wellness. Beth earned her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University. She has trained to provide therapy and supportive services to adults, adolescents and children in both private practice and non profit settings and looks forward to directing our mental health services at Modern Compassionate Care in the future. She is excited about challenging the stigma around cannabis use and helping clients determine for themselves what makes them feel well.