Joe Doherty

Joe Doherty

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

40 years clinical experience with an MSW and PhD. My body/mind/spirit approach is a way to use all the tools available to create change.

Client Status

not accepting clients



2006 SE Ankeny St

Portland, 97214

At a Glance


Rate: $100-$150

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 1977

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Family
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BridgeSpan
  • Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield
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My Approach to Helping

He specializes in "Self in Connection" theory which emphasizes the connection to self and others as the primary way of forming a healthy self-identity. It is through an individual's resonance with their 'core self' that they are then able to enhance their relationships with others. Joe has participated in, and presented at, advanced trainings in Self in Connection Theory through the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute at Wellesley College. He also uses Energy Psychology to enhance traditional 'talk therapy'.

Why We are a Good Fit for You

Working with All our Elements MIND: Joe has 40 years experience as a psychotherapist BODY: Joe is a longtime yogi and has taught Yoga for over 10 years ENERGY: Joe has deep knowledge of healing the Chakra Energy System SPIRIT: Joe is a twice ordained minister in both Shamanic and PsychoSpiritual Healing CONSULT: Joe Provides Consultation, Supervision and Spiritual Support as well as Psychedelic Integration

Techniques I Use


  • Experiential External link

    Joe is certified as a breathwork facilitator and uses the chakra system to work with energy related to psychological stress. His PhD dissertation is published and titled 'The non-dualism of Shamanic Psychotherapy' ...

  • EMDR External link

    Joe is certified in EMDR Levels I and II specifically for working with trauma.

  • Couples Counseling External link

    Joe is trained as a couples therapist using the relational model of "Mutuality" ...

Issues I Treat


  • Spirituality External link

    Joe is a twice ordained minister and a long time buddhist practitioner. He brings mindfulness to his work around exploring our connection to 'that which is greater than us' no matter what name we may call it.

  • LGBTQ Issues External link

    Joe moved to PDX 25 years ago to become Clinical Director of Phoenix Rising, one of only 4 state certified mental health clinics serving the GLBTQ community at that time. He developed his private practice to specialize in GLBTQ issues and has also taught at the graduate and post-graduate level in this area.

  • Gender Identity External link

    Joe has trained and presented widely in the area of gender studies as well as having worked extensively with clients around issues related to gender transitions, including assessment and documentation for medical needs.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    Joe was trained and has presented in 'Self-in-Connection' theory as it relates to relationships including same gendered relationships. He works with poly/open and alternative relationships and is a 'kink aware' therapist.

  • Loss or Grief External link

    Joe began his work in the field of grief and loss over 30 years ago in the early days of the HIV epidemic. He has also been the mental health consultant to several hospices. He specializes in working with Parents who have lost children.

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