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Dr. Janet Dougherty, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Grief Self esteem Depression
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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.

Professional experience

11yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: 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

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

License information

TX LPC 64955


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.

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 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

I love working with Janet and have experienced much healing.

Written 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

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 on Jan 13, 2022 after therapy with Janet for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

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

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

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 on Dec 21, 2020 after therapy with Janet for 7 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and eating disorders

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

Written 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