Educational and Professional Background:
Mark Dooley received his Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Seattle in 2002, and earned a Masters in Environmental Studies from The Evergreen State College in 1993. Mark is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Child Mental Health Specialist, WA State Approved Clinical Supervisor, and WA State Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs Provider. In 2020, he surpassed 23,000 hours of direct psychotherapy, including inpatient, intensive outpatient, wilderness, in-home, integrated healthcare, and private practice settings. Since 1986, Mark has worked and studied in the fields of advocacy, social justice, ecology, and mental health. Along with his clinical training and experience, Mark’s work utilizes informal mindfulness study as well as graduate research on mutually healing relationships with nature.
Areas of Special Interest:
Mark Dooley works with all age groups, most psychiatric diagnoses, and practices individual, family, and couples therapy. He specializes in adolescent and young adult populations and is clinically trained in a variety of approaches to child, adolescent, and adult therapy. His work is influenced by Existential Theory’s emphasis on revealing and addressing healthy anxiety in search of meaning, Process Oriented insight and change, Family Systems view of people in the context of their closest relationships, and multiple variations of psychodynamic, transpersonal, and cognitive-behavioral approaches. Mark is also educated and practiced in engaging the healing potential of human/nature relationships via Ecotherapy, and is often accompanied in treatment by his therapy dog Stella. Further professional training and experience includes GLBTQ adult/youth/children, trauma survivors, adult/adolescent Autism Spectrum, Autism Spectrum/Non-Spectrum relationships, Native American populations, HIV+, homeless youth, suicide prevention, infidelity, medical psychotherapy, interpersonal neurobiology, clinical supervision, parenting and mental health assessments, and legal testimony.