Katie LaPlant, LICSW is a licensed clinical social worker, certified Intuitive Eating counselor and certified mindfulness-based ecotherapist. She is also author and creator of the RENEWED book and program.
As a licensed clinical social worker I work with children, teens and adults to improve their overall health and wellbeing both as an individual and /or as a family. I graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2000 with a bachelors in psychology. I worked full time for 3 years at Hampstead Psychiatric Hospital on the children’s unit. I earned a masters in social work from the University of New Hampshire in 2004. I worked for over 10 years as a clinical therapist in a community mental health setting primarily with children, adolescents and families. I left community mental health in August 2014 to open a small private practice called Mind, Body, Spirit Counseling in Derry, NH.
I believe that we all have a purpose in life. I believe that we were born with an intuition as a means of helping us make decisions regarding our health and wellbeing. I believe that we learn through life and childhood experiences to ignore our intuition in order to meet our culture and society’s expectations of what is “normal”. I believe that by learning how to balance the mind, body and spirit and gaining a better understanding of ourselves and our struggles, we can find a life of balance, peace and happiness. I use a variety of techniques and interventions to accomplish this goal depending on the age of my client.
Throughout my many years of counseling and coaching, I’ve met many men, women, children and teens struggling to find peace and balance. I’ve also had personal life experience battling depression, anxiety, eating disorders which affected my relationship with myself and others. I learned by working with clients and by living through my own battles how to overcome these struggles with a holistic approach and lifestyle changes. In 2016 I decided to put the things I learned into a program to help other people learn how to do the same. This program is called Renewed: A Mind, Body, Spirit Approach. My passion is to re-teach people how to connect to their intuition and make healthy lifestyle changes that are shame and guilt free.
In addition, my goals include equipping other doctors, coaches, and counselors with this program so they can implement the techniques and ideas into their practice with clients with the hopes of reducing the amount of medications we use to treat symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression.
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Love Beyond Words
Katie LaPlant, LICSW