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Patricia (Pat) La Plante, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression Compassion fatigue
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About me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Colorado, specializing in grief and loss, trauma, and crisis intervention. I was licensed in 1992 and since then I have worked in hospitals, private practice and several agencies, including Community Reach Center Mobile Crisis Unit, Denver Rescue Mission, and All-Health Network. As a crisis counselor/first responder, I support people after hurricanes, mass shootings, bank robberies, corporate downsizings and natural disasters. In particular, I have walked with the dying and the bereaved through their grief.
I earned a BA from Virginia Tech in Communications, an MA in counseling and an MA in spiritual formation. A minor in nutrition was very helpful when I worked with patients who struggled with eating disorders.
As a counselor, I cannot solve your problems; only you can do that. But I can walk beside you as a guide, mentor and encourager. Together, we can look at your situation and consider how things came to be as they are and how we can address the issues that are holding you back. I believe that each person was made for a special purpose but sometimes life issues can get us off track. My desire is to help you become all that you were created to be.
I look forward to meeting you and working together in the days ahead.

Professional experience

31yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression Compassion fatigue

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Communication problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Post-traumatic stress

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Jungian Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

CO LPC 800


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Patricia (Pat) La Plante. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Pat is very responsive , she is extremely helpful and always gives me feedback and helps me to think things thru . She’s a great listener and I highly recommend her .

Written on Feb 17, 2024 after therapy with Patricia (Pat) for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

I’m really happy with Pat. I feel like she understands what I’m needing.

Written on Aug 26, 2022 after therapy with Patricia (Pat) for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Pat is amazing! Highly recommended. She really is good at putting things in perspective.

Written on Sep 12, 2021 after therapy with Patricia (Pat) for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Pat is really great! She really listens and offers proactive ways to work on your struggles.

Written on Feb 27, 2021 after therapy with Patricia (Pat) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue