We the People Community Acupuncture has been serving Santa Fe, New Mexico since 2009.

Meet our Practitioners


Katy Whitcomb, DOM

Katy Whitcomb has been practicing acupuncture and Chinese Medicine since 2002.  She is a native Santa Fean who has a deep love for her community, and enjoys sharing her knowledge and experiences with people. She is an avid traveler and has spent time in China, Southeast Asia, and Belize, but her favorite place to be is in the mountains of northern NM and Southern CO with her husband and 2 young children.


Kathryn Ater, DOM

Dr. Ater se habla espanol fluido para su comodidad. Dr. Ater is a New Mexico native with national and state licensure in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. She earned her Masters of Oriental Medicine degree in 2001 from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine. In her work, Dr. Ater incorporates acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathy, nutritional guidance, Chinese massage (Tui Na), cupping, craniosacral therapy, CORE synchronism, gentle Japanese body work for children (Sho Ni Shen), emotional work (EFT), and neurological muscle testing (kinesiology). During her training, Dr. Ater had the opportunity to work in hospitals in Beijing and Chengdu, China. She was chosen to work in an integrative medicine training program at Health South Rehabilitation Hospital in Albuquerque. Since becoming licensed as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, she has lived and worked in Oaxaca, Mexico and trained in Bali, Indonesia. Through her experiences in different parts of the world, Dr. Ater brings a love of diverse cultures and healing modalities to her work. She believes that by working collectively, using the best techniques available from the abundance of healers in our community, we have a greater opportunity to hold balance in mind, body, and spirit. Community style acupuncture creates a space which makes healing available to everyone. Healthcare is a human right and Dr. Ater is grateful to be given this opportunity to facilitate healing in our community.


Carly Mohler, DOM

Originally from the East Coast, Carly began her studies of Social Policy at Northwestern University in Chicago, followed by Massage Therapy at the Swedish Institute in Manhattan, the country’s oldest Massage Therapy School. Carly then headed South to the mountains of Western North Carolina, to learn Classical Chinese Medicine from Taoist priest Jeffrey Yuen at Daoist Traditions in Asheville, NC. She holds a Masters degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

A newly certified Doctor of Oriental Medicine in NM, Carly enjoys combining both massage and acupuncture to achieve lasting results. She regularly includes Chinese herbal medicine, essential oils, fire cups, guasha, and hot stones in her treatments.

Outside of the healing arts, Carly challenges herself with solo backpacking adventures to Asia and South America, hoping to inspire women to travel. She enjoys cooking, weight lifting, and exploring her new home in New Mexico with her 2 cats.


Heather Kahn, DOM

A graduate of SWAC, Heather has lived in Santa Fe for over thirty years.