About Me

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed to practice in both Florida and North Carolina. I would like to commend you for taking the brave first step to seek out support. I have primarily focused my practice on issues surrounding grief and loss, caregiver strain and coping with life's changes. I have also worked with new parents, pregnant women/newborns and children with emotional and behavioral disabilities. While working with these populations, I have have provided support related to family issues, anxiety, loneliness, separation, coping difficulties, loss, and re-discovering one's life purpose.
My role in a therapeutic relationship is to walk along side of you, providing non-judgmental support, information and guidance to promote your success. I will see you as an unique individual, with a unique set of strengths and challenges. I tend to be solution-focused in my practice. Together, we will develop a plan of care and establish some meaningful and attainable goals to improve your quality of life. My hope for you would be to increase your life satisfaction, overall wellbeing and to just feel better. I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Grief
  • Coping with life changes
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Self esteem , Depression , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #SW8381 (Expires: 2023-03-31)

LCSW #C013331 (Expires: 2022-09-16)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dory Ragon. 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 M.I. on Jun 10, 2022 after therapy with Dory for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

She is very patient. I ramble and she listens. I like that she gives me small assignments to work on myself and my anxiety.

Written by L.O. on May 26, 2022 after therapy with Dory for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Dory is a compassionate and knowledgeable therapist. She was able to identify my core issues and offer helpful guidance, empathetic support and lots of resources, helping me through a difficult period. She is very warm, open, non-judgmental and affirming —I feel completely comfortable with her.

Written by G.L. on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Dory for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Dory Ragon is 100% a compassionate, experienced, and knowledgeable therapist. I love that she assigns "homework" which is thought provoking and creates a process by which you are comfortable completing. Dory is an expert and I am excited to tell everyone about how she helped me.

Written by S.T. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Dory for 4 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

In the face of extreme loss and challenging life circumstances, Dory Ragon has been a lifesaver. She has incredibles reflective listening skills. Dory is skilled at prioritizing needs, and provides easy tools which make a huge difference in life. Each session we have had, I feel better equipped to face the tough challenges life has thrown at me. She is compassionate, and at the same time clinical. I’ve never met anyone like her, and I’m so fortunate to have her expertise!

Written by R.E. on May 02, 2022 after therapy with Dory for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

Dory is amazing. She offers great guidance to get through difficult times.

Written by K.A. on May 01, 2022 after therapy with Dory for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Dory is an absolutely amazing therapist and person! Talking to her is so easy and she is very understanding and patient when I don’t know how to express myself. She has done an amazing job at helping me through hard moments in my life as well as facing past experiences that I so willingly ignored. I often look back to before I started therapy with Dory and compare it to myself now and I am always amazed at how far I’ve come and how much progress I’ve made. I would recommend Dory to anyone I know.

Written by K.R. on Apr 25, 2022 after therapy with Dory for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

I haven't been working with Dory for very long but I think it's going well so far. She has sent me a bunch of helpful worksheets and information. I do think I'm starting to get a better handle on my emotions and I look forward to talking with her every week.

Written by S.T. on Mar 19, 2022 after therapy with Dory for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dory REALLY listens. She picks up on the emotions, organizes my spiraling rants, reminds me of my strengths and reframes the negative. She’s my biggest advocate. She’s incredibly easy to talk to, and I never feel like I’m being judged or even fixed. I leave each session feeling heard, validated and empowered. My life is better because of her!

Written by V.A. on Mar 03, 2022 after therapy with Dory for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders

Dory is extremely attentive with helping to resolve anxiety from helping you acquire a different perspective to acquiring tools to help manage stress. I highly recommend Dory to anyone!

Written by L.I. on Feb 16, 2022 after therapy with Dory for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dory is GREAT! I love talking to her. She is so understanding and polite and supportive. She offers solutions and help to everything I throw at her

Written by B.A. on Feb 02, 2022 after therapy with Dory for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

I highly recommend Dory

Written by K.A. on Jan 25, 2022 after therapy with Dory for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Dory is just wonderful. She has helped me so much in a variety of areas. As a grieving, busy mom I found her empathy and validation just what I needed to stay afloat and get back on my feet. I would recommend her to any of my loved ones. I’m so grateful for her help.

Written by M.A. on Jan 10, 2022 after therapy with Dory for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dory is very supportive and comforting! I enjoy confiding in her ♥️ She makes me feel safe and respected!

Written by J.E. on Jan 02, 2022 after therapy with Dory for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dory is the best therapist I’ve had. So helpful and supportive. I’m really happy we matched!

Written by V.L. on Dec 23, 2021 after therapy with Dory for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

I could not have made this journey without the help of my therapist Dory Ragon.

Written by E.R. on Dec 22, 2021 after therapy with Dory for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dory is wonderful. I feel heard and she always has great ideas and input to help.

Written by L.I. on Nov 14, 2021 after therapy with Dory for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Not enough energy to write but that does not mean Dory isn't great. She is very helpful patient and always there.

Written by C.A. on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Dory for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Amazing experience with Dory! She is happy to listen to all the aspects of my chaotic life!! However, since seeing her my life has made a 180. I was supported and able to turn my life around for the better. I have more energy than ever and couldn't have done it without her support!

Written by M.E. on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Dory for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief

Dory listens, validates, and holds space for any concerns that I need to discuss each session. She is great!

Written by L.A. on Oct 06, 2021 after therapy with Dory for 2 weeks

Dory is always present. She listens to me and give ideas on how to cope with my issues. I have been following her ideas and have been feeling a little better than when I started with her. She is understanding, compassionate & knowledgeable.

Written by P.A. on Sep 25, 2021 after therapy with Dory for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief, and compassion fatigue

I was connected with Ms. Dory Ragon regarding the recent loss of a special pet. I have lost MANY pets previously over MANY years and yet losing this guy has affected me in ways I never imagined. I hesitated to do therapy and yet I'm so glad I did. i am finding the sessions with Ms. Ragon to be VERY focused as to what I need. Hearing supportive and understanding comments from Ms. Ragon has been extremely helpful and comforting. i'm glad I took the steps to explore therapy and am glad I was connected with Ms. Ragon.

Written by E.M. on Sep 09, 2021 after therapy with Dory for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I know I am in good hands with Dory. I respect her expertise as well as her kindness. She has been very easy to open up to and has helped immensely with my anxiety and negative self talk. She has provided the tools I've needed to finally explore the world in a confident and open way. I am so happy that I finally reached out for help.

Written by K.A. on Aug 31, 2021 after therapy with Dory for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and compassion fatigue

I knew when I was initially matched with Dory that her expertise lined up exactly with my areas of concern.
Our first session confirmed that she could meet me where I was with my family concerns and struggles with anxiety.
She is gentle but direct and really helps to ground me with practical observations and strategies.
10/10 would recommend.

Written by A.V. on Aug 28, 2021 after therapy with Dory for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

I have had an amazing experience with Dory thus far. This is my first time seeking therapy and I had extreme hesitations to make my self vulnerable and be able to ask for help. Dory has eased many of my fears and is always a welcomed presence when we speak. I know my journey with loss will be long but I am confident that Dory provides me with tools to help me in my grieving process.

Written by B.R. on Aug 25, 2021 after therapy with Dory for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is a very nice woman and I always feel better after talking to her. She always offers me things to work on through the week and her sessions leave me feeling very optimistic about this journey.

Written by A.S. on Jul 21, 2021 after therapy with Dory for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

So far working with Dory has been great. I’ve left both of our sessions feeling better and look forward to our continued work together.

Work with me!