Ecotherapy and Climate Therapy Consultation with Dr. Thomas Doherty is a resource for a new generation of climate-conscious healthcare practitioners looking for expert guidance and peer support for their eco- or nature-based therapy work.
Consultation is based on a three-phase process in which mental health practitioners:
- Assess their environmental identities, beliefs and experiences (including sources of wellbeing and resilience and of trauma or injustice)
- Adapt their existing therapeutic orientations and skill sets to address environmental concerns faced by their clients or patients
- Apply these interventions, as appropriate, into their counseling and treatment practices with diverse individuals
Individual and group consultation is open to practitioners across disciplines including psychotherapists, counselors, psychologists, social workers, medical professionals, and other healthcare providers.
Dr. Doherty has a practical approach that integrates common therapy philosophies. He helps professionals apply widely used techniques (e.g., ACT, mindfulness-based, cognitive-behavioral, client centered, existential-humanistic, psychodynamic, family systems, animal-assisted and other approaches).