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Patrick Prag

I am kind, compassionate, and non-shaming. I bring my whole self and lust for life to my sessions. That means I want to build strong relational bonds with my clients.  So I'm real with you and not afraid to be moved emotionally by you and your wounds and dreams. I'm also not afraid to share my story, weaknesses, and pain when appropriate.      


Before founding Cottonwood Counseling Center in 2008, I was a Flight RN, E.R., and I.C.U. nurse. I have a passion for combining the most empirically validated modes of therapy with unrelenting compassion, acceptance, and love, to foster my client's growth. ​​


I live with my wife of forty one years. We are blessed that our two children, Hillary and Sean, live here in Lafayette. I enjoy ultra running (I recently ran across the Atacama desert in Chile), fast-packing, and spending time with my family and friends. My Boston Terrier "Scout" and I are inseparable. No, really we are!


PRATI's training in Ketamine Assisted Therapy

Ketamine Assisted Therapy is a scientifically backed approach to treat a variety of mental health conditions such as depression, PTSD, trauma, anxiety, and others that cause significant distress. It is typically a short-term treatment option that, when used alongside expert therapy, has shown remarkable efficacy in cases where traditional therapies and medications have been unsuccessful.

Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT)

Emotionally Focused Therapy is grounded in attachment science, which highlights our very human need for safety and connection. EFT provides an unrivaled roadmap to healing and resilience for individuals, couples, and families.

Level 3 Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on healing-oriented techniques and aims to achieve a transformation in client behavior by exploring the in-depth processing of difficult emotional and relational experiences. 

Founder, Boulder Community for Emotional Focused Therapy


"The Basic work of health professionals in general, and of psychotherapists in particular, is to become full human beings and to inspire full human-beingness in other people who feel starved about their lives."

—Chogyam Trungpa

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