Dr. Janet Dougherty

LPC

About Me

I have a PhD in Counseling from Texas A&M University-Commerce, a master’s degree in Counseling (MS) from Texas A&M University-Commerce, and I have a bachelor’s degree in Education (BSIS) from the University of North Texas
I am licensed as a Professional Counselor by the Texas Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC). In addition, I am a Texas Certified School Counselor.
My approach to facilitating change, wellness, and personal growth is using humanistic approaches to therapy. This includes the use of Gestalt techniques and Expressive Arts to help the client become more aware of automatic responses and deeper levels of emotion. From time to time I may also encourage “homework” assignments to help you become more aware of behaviors or to practice and master new skills or behaviors, but whether you choose to utilize these assignments is strictly up to you. My driving theory is Adlerian theory which states that the client knows best what he/she is ready to do. I believe the client comes to therapy with the desire for change and the skills necessary for personal growth, even if they are currently not accessible. By providing you a safe, non-judgmental environment and carefully considered feedback, you will reach the goals you set for yourself.


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #64955 (Expires: 2022-10-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Janet Dougherty. 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 J.E. on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Janet for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

She is incredible. Hands down. She is highly trained in so many styles of therapy and knows how to use them at just the right time!

With Dr. Dougherty, I learned that my previous therapists were not trained properly or fully, as she and I have used the same styles but actually had success together!

She's warm, understanding and encouraging; I just love her to pieces!

Written by A.M. on Feb 08, 2022 after therapy with Janet for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I love working with Janet and have experienced much healing.

Written by C.A. on Jan 13, 2022 after therapy with Janet for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Dr. Janet is sympathetic, kind and helpful. She listens without judgement and offers supportive advice. I find my sessions with Dr. Janet to be really useful and highly recommend her as a therapist.

Written by K.Y. on Nov 29, 2021 after therapy with Janet for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Dr. Dougherty has been an amazing. I'm very happy I found her, she has been a huge help.

Written by S.U. on Dec 21, 2020 after therapy with Janet for 7 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and eating disorders

I love Dr J. Being matched with her was divine intervention! She has helped me so much this year. I am so thankful for BetterHelp and Dr J!!!

Written by B.R. on Dec 18, 2020 after therapy with Janet for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Fantastic listener! Sometimes I talk for almost twenty minutes at a time and don't even realize it.

Written by C.H. on Dec 11, 2020 after therapy with Janet for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

The insight and compassion that Dr Dougherty has shown me during my treatments sessions has been beyond anything I could ever have imagined. I'm in such a better place now because of her help. I can't imagine having achieved my goals without her help.

Written by G.A. on Sep 01, 2020 after therapy with Janet for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Dr. Dougherty is very helpful and checks in with me when I have to cancel an appointment. She responds to messages within a reasonable time and is always so nice. She also sends out a monday motivation message every week.

Written by A.M. on Aug 03, 2020 after therapy with Janet for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

She is so understanding and insightful. Her approach is excellent, causing you to face your truth with no judgement.

Written by I.V. on Jun 22, 2020 after therapy with Janet for 2 weeks

Thank you for your guidance and recommendations

Written by L.A. on Jun 18, 2020 after therapy with Janet for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem

Dr. Dougherty is phenomenal. She listens to my feelings & concerns while helping me narrow done what my main emotion is that I’m feeling in the moment. She offers me her opinions & helps me come to the realization of certain things in my life. I’m so thankful for her expertise & positive demeanor.

Written by L.A. on May 08, 2020 after therapy with Janet for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

My experience with Dr. Dougherty has been great! She is extremely caring of my feelings, but also helped me face some things that I’ve been avoiding. She words things in a way that I can understand. Overall she’s helped me make a lot of growth in only 3 sessions.

Written by J.E. on May 04, 2020 after therapy with Janet for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and eating disorders

Dr. Janet it compassionate, understanding, and real. I appreciate her.

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