Contributed by Patrick Dougherty

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Covid Comes to Therapy

Navigating Collective Trauma

For a few years now, I’ve worked with groups around the world to address collective trauma. Our focus is usually on something that had happened elsewhere and... Read more

Therapist Peer Groups, the "Emotional Lifeboat"

Doing Self-Care by Yourself Isn't Always Enough

In the sea of trauma that surrounds us in our daily lives and in our offices, self-care is a life jacket. But collective trauma needs a collective... Read more

VIDEO: Men and Intimacy

A Relational Approach to Helping Male Clients

According to Patrick Dougherty, the biggest problem men have in psychotherapy isn’t that intimacy and the language of emotion is such foreign territory, but... Read more

In Consultation May 1, 2011

The Heart Speaks

Does Love Have a Role in Psychotherapy?

Does love have a role in the therapeutic relationship? Read more

Breathing Lessons

Unlearning the Mindset of Therapy

This article first appeared in the May/June 2006 issue. As I entered the classroom of our local community college, two things struck me. First, where was... Read more

The Bridge

Facing disaster in your own backyard

When disaster strikes close to home, the emotional shock waves make business as usual impossible for both therapists and clients. Read more

Patrick Dougherty

Patrick Dougherty, MA, LP, has over 40 years of clinical experience. He is also working with an international nonprofit that works with intergenerational and collective trauma around the world ( He has just completed his 3rd book, a teaching memoir,My Trauma Was Never Just My Trauma: We Had It Wrong. Learn more at