Patrick Dougherty

About Patrick

Patrick Dougherty, M.A., L.P., is a licensed psychologist, teacher, and writer. He has had a clinical practice for more than 30 years and has been on the forefront of contemporary issues in psychotherapy for the past 25 years.

In 1997 he became a qigong teacher and has been integrating this meditative and energetic practice into his clinical work since then. For the last decade he has been pioneering a holistic approach to mind/body healing with a heart-centered approach to psychotherapy. He has spoken extensively, both locally and nationally, to thousands of professional and lay people alike.

Patrick has written numerous articles and contributed to books. He is the author of Qigong in Psychotherapy: You can do so much by doing so little, and his recent book, a memoir, A Whole-Hearted Embrace: Finding love at the center of it all.


“Breathe, relax, and sink your consciousness into your heart. You will see, hear, and experience the world the way it is meant to be.”
“The mind should do the bidding of the heart, not the other way around.”


Patrick Dougherty