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Gene Dockery, PhD, LPCC, NCC

Assistant Clinical Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC)



Dr. Dockery is an Assistant Clinical Professor for Seattle University’s Counseling Master’s Program, primarily in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling track. They earned their PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Ohio University, their MA in Counseling at East Tennessee State University, and their BA in Psychology from the University of North Carolina Asheville.

Dr. Dockery is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), which is an independent license in Ohio. They have worked in various clinical settings, including residential alcohol and drug treatment, college counseling centers, community mental health counseling, and private practice. Their clinical specialties are LGBTQIA mental health and neurodivergence.

Dr. Dockery takes pride in their service to the profession and the community. They are the Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities (SAIGE), a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA), Public Policy Committee Chairperson and therefore lead the organization’s efforts to oppose anti-LGBTQIA legislation. They held a similar role in the Ohio Counseling Association as the Government Relations Committee Liaison for SAIGE Ohio, where their responsibilities also included providing testimony at the Ohio Statehouse in opposition to anti-LGBTQIA bills. Additionally, they serve on the Association for Specialists in Group Work’s Research Committee and the Counselors for Social Justice’s (CSJ) Counselor Education and Supervision Taskforce; both of these organizations are ACA divisions.