Joanne Docherty

Registered Psychotherapist (MEd, RP)

Joanne is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Joanne is energized by the steady and deliberate journey from first meeting a client at treatment outset to recognizing their strengths and deeply understanding their experiences, problems of living, and goals for treatment.

Joanne believes the key to the healing and recovery process is aligning treatment goals and change strategies with a client’s core values and character strengths. When valued directions are chosen freely and facilitative of experience, then over time quality of life can and does improve.


  • Life Transitions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Interpersonal Problems
  • Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviours
  • Weight Loss & Maintenance

Joanne is dedicated to systematically updating and adding to her clinical knowledge and skills so she can most efficiently and effectively help her clients. She is a Beck Institute CBT Certified Clinician and a member of the Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, the Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists, the Canadian Association of Psychodynamic Psychotherapists, and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science.

Before joining the Thrive CBT team, Joanne had a private practice working with adults across the life span in individual psychotherapy. Her clinical background and original psychotherapy training is in psychodynamic psychotherapy. The world of psychotherapy is exciting to Joanne because of its infinite variety and complexity.

Education and Certifications

Joanne has a diploma from The Centre for Training in Psychotherapy (CTP) in Toronto. She holds a Master of Education from the University of Toronto as well as a Bachelor of Education from Lakehead University and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from York University.