About Me

I believe being in therapy is about having a place of safety and support so that you can express your thoughts and feelings. By using a present focused approach I create a caring environment that will help you make changes in your life.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missoula specializing in psychotherapy with individuals and couples. I have over 20 years experience working with people who are dealing with depression, anxiety, loss/grief, trauma/PTSD, ADHD, and relationship issues. I have a Bachelors degree in Cultural Anthropology.

My focus is on using a cognitive behavioral approach to understand patterns of thinking and change self defeating beliefs; and developing mindfulness skills to create greater self-acceptance and satisfaction in your life.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #754 (Expires: 2022-12-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Paul Dokey. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by K.I. on Jun 24, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Paul is a keen listener, and a kind and insightful therapist. My life has become much more calm and enjoyable as a result of my time with Paul. Anyone would be lucky to have Paul as their therapist.

Written by K.R. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, adhd, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, eating disorders, and lgbt

Caring, compassionate and competent. He is wonderful at his job and a wonderfully stabilizing force in these chaotic times.

Written by O.L. on May 09, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

A very sincere and understanding Therapist, highly recommendable.

Written by J.U. on May 06, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and anger management

Paul is kind, compassionate, and easy to talk to. He asks good questions and listens closely. Paul has shared valuable resources and excellent techniques to help me on the road to feeling better. I'm glad to have met and worked with him.

Written by J.O. on Jan 11, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Paul is great

Written by L.O. on Jan 10, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Paul has been really helpful over these past few months helping me better understand my anxiety and ADHD. We've discussed everything from family and friend issues, work-related stress and general help with changing negative thought patterns and improving self-esteem.

I don't feel quite finished with the journey yet, but I'm happy with the progress so far.

Written by L.O. on Nov 03, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Paul is a wonderful therapist.
He has a beautiful energy around him and provides nothing but kindness and acceptance.
We unearthed a lot of ‘issues’ that I had no idea were ‘issues’. Paul helped me tremendously in understanding why they were there and provided me with guidance to help resolve them.

His style of therapy makes me smile. He challenges me and never allows himself to give the answer, we’ll not right away unless I need assistance. He guides me and allows me to work it all out myself and I think that is a wonderful thing to teach me, especially in most things life

Written by S.A. on Nov 01, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Paul is very understanding and thoughtful and helped me greatly in overcoming my social anxiety and problems with self esteem. I couldnt recommend someone more highly.

Written by A.D. on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Paul is a wonderful counselor,. I feel that he really listens to me with empathy and compassion while offering manageable solutions to the personal issues I’ve discussed with him.

Written by A.N. on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Paul is a very competent and understanding counselor, I highly recommend him .

Written by A.P. on Oct 04, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, career difficulties, and adhd

I appreciate the sessions so far. I do feel my journey with therapy is not over just yet.

Written by N.A. on Sep 08, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and adhd

Paul has a strong understanding of ADHD and childhood trauma and their effects. He's very understanding of the experiences I've had and how they affect me now.

Written by N.I. on Jul 02, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 3 weeks

Paul was my very first counselor and I have nothing but good things to say about him. He was very caring and attentive during our sessions while creating a safe and friendly environment. He provided me with a lot of beneficial input on future career options in psychology as well. I would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of a counselor!

Written by G.E. on Apr 29, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and adhd

Paul is a great listener and offers a variety ways of making think thru my issues. I am thankful for this connection.

Written by L.U. on Apr 18, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

Paul is great. Makes you feel very comfortable when speaking and converses with you as if you’re a friend. Not necessarily like a Doctor to a patient and is very understanding.

Written by J.E. on Mar 31, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Excellent, sympathetic, knowledgeable therapist! I very much enjoyed working with Paul, and found him extremely helpful with my problem. He was very good at offering advice and helping me see the situation more clearly. He was empathetic and responded to the issues I presented, and was a useful resource during this hard time for me! Very good therapist and would definitely recommend to others.

Written by E.E. on Feb 23, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

I'll recommend Paul Dokey and Better help. It's really useful platform with experts.

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