Bauer and Lilo are my Siberian Husky pup assistants who are likely to join our sessions (upon agreement only). You will have a choice whether Bauer or Lilo are present during sessions and will be required to sign a waiver if Animal Assisted Therapy is something you are interested in. Both pups are purebred, champion bloodline, Siberian Huskies from Missouri. They are AKC certified and are currently training to become AKC Canine Good Citizens.
The American Humane Association defines Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) on their website as: “a goal-directed intervention in which an animal is incorporated as an integral part of the clinical health-care treatment process. AAT is delivered or directed by a professional health or human service provider who demonstrates skill and expertise regarding the clinical applications of human-animal interactions.”
“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 well-being. 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 we can gain wisdom and knowledge about ourselves, understanding of our struggles and therefore find a life of balance, peace and happiness.” Katie uses a variety of techniques and interventions to accomplish this goal depending on the age and goals of each client. To read more about Katie, you can visit her blog at katielaplant.com.
Live every moment.
Laugh every day.
Love beyond words.
Katie LaPlant, LICSW
"Bauer" & "Lilo"
AKC Certified Pet Therapy Dogs
(Currently in Training)
Katie LaPlant is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, Certified Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapist and Certified Coherent Breathing Teacher. She is also author and creator of the RENEWED program. Katie has been working with children, teens and adults in a therapeutic setting for over 15 years. She believes in a holistic approach to treatment and has a background and passion for Nature Therapy which also includes Ayurvedic teachings and lifestyle changes. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2000 with a bachelors in psychology, worked full time for 3 years at Hampstead Psychiatric Hospital on the children's unit and earned a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of New Hampshire in 2004. She worked for over 10 years as a clinical therapist in a community mental health setting primarily with children, adolescents and families. In August 2014, she left community mental health to open her private practice called, Mind, Body, Spirit Counseling in Derry, NH.
Mind, Body, Spirit Counseling Derry LLC
230 Rockingham Road
Derry, NH 03038
Call Me: (603) 475-9030
Katie LaPlant, LICSW
Owner of Mind, Body, Spirit Counseling
Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, Certified Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapist, Certified Coherent Breathing Therapist,
Life Coach & Author