Quentin Dunne is a marriage and family therapist (MFC #50452) and licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC #7725) with a passion for helping children, adolescents, and adults recover from grief, pet loss, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. He is a certified cognitive behavioral therapist through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, but incorporates other modalities of healing into his approach as he respects the singular needs and gifts of each person.
A member of the Ecopsychology Network and The Association of Nature & Forest Therapy, he believes integrating mindful connection with natural landscape into the healing process can yield significant benefits. Practices such as gardening and nature walks can be deeply nourishing and nurturing in ways that enrich the traditional therapeutic experience and bring about greater wholeness and well-being. From his own personal and professional experiences, he has found it quite true that nature therapy heals.
Deeply committed to the values of human dignity and equality, he provides affirmative therapy to people of all ethnicities, spiritualities, and sexual identities and orientations. He considers himself very fortunate to have work that feels more like a calling than a career and believes the first step of healing and renewal lies within the client’s quiet but very real courage to come in for a session.
“Life is difficult,” M. Scott Peck famously, and honestly, opened his classic book The Road Less Traveled. If you have come to this site, you may well be experiencing some type of emotional or relational turmoil. Perhaps despite the best efforts of caring friends, you find yourself needing a deeper and more empathetic level of attention and understanding. During such times, therapy can be an empowering and even transformative experience.
To facilitate such an experience, I approach each person with both great respect and a firm belief in the person’s unique potential for change. Within a warm, safe, and supportive environment, we will work together to heal past and present wounds to help you develop more enriching and enlivening interpersonal relationships as well as greater overall well-being.
So while life can indeed be difficult, it can also be meaningful, fulfilling, and joyous. As Mary Oliver wrote, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
If you believe therapy would be helpful at this point in your life’s journey, I would be honored to meet with you.