Kit Kline, the founder of Nature Based Therapy, was born in Canada and moved to Australia when she was 10. She is a decedent of the Wampanoag people on her paternal side and is a member of the Sou’West Nova Metis Council. Kit has always felt a strong connection to her Native American ancestry and believes her philosophy on health and wellness derives from this connection.
Kit currently offers a diploma course and workshops in nature-based therapy to health practitioners and works part time at a youth drug and alcohol withdrawal facility where she offers nature-based interventions to the young people she works with. Kit has 18 years’ experience working as a counsellor and educator in the social and community services sector with both public and private health services specialising in mental health and substance abuse. She established the modality Nature Based Therapy due to the success she was having with the people she was working with when she incorporated ‘nature’ into her work practice.
Kit is currently completing a Master’s in Social Work. She successfully completed a Masters of Indigenous Studies in 2018 and has a Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Studies. Her post graduate studies include Diploma’s in Welfare studies, Alcohol and other Drugs, Holistic Healing and Certificate IV’s in both Training & Assessment and Youth Work.
Kit is a graduate of the Leaders for Geelong program 2015-2017 and is committed to creating healthy people, families and communities while at the same time protecting our natural resources and environment.