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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Women's Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #64955 (Expires: 2022-10-31)
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.
Dr. Dougherty has been an amazing. I'm very happy I found her, she has been a huge help.
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!!!
Fantastic listener! Sometimes I talk for almost twenty minutes at a time and don't even realize it.
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.
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.
She is so understanding and insightful. Her approach is excellent, causing you to face your truth with no judgement.
Thank you for your guidance and recommendations
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.
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.
Dr. Janet it compassionate, understanding, and real. I appreciate her.