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Jennifer Dougherty, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

Welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Iowa with 15 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, communication issues, post-traumatic stress disorder, trauma, social phobias, chronic health issues including chronic pain, self-esteem, gender dysphoria, and marital difficulties. I am board certified as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).

My therapy style is warm, welcoming, and encouraging, and I attempt to meet clients where they currently are in their life. I have endeavored to educate myself on issues faced by people who are different than me so I can work with a wide variety of populations. My approach utilizes a combination of client-centered, cognitive behavioral, and solution-focused therapy. Ultimately, my goal is to help you get where you want to be, and I will tailor my approach to help you achieve your goals.

Taking the first step towards improving your mental health is very brave, and I applaud you for trying it out! I am looking forward to working with you as you travel on this path towards improving your life!

I have daytime, evening, and weekend appointments available on a regular basis.

Professional experience

16yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

IA LMHC 001242

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jennifer 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.

Jennifer understands the struggle I have with ADHD. She encourages me to not deceive myself and sends zingers that shed new insight into my past trauma.

Written on Jan 16, 2024 after therapy with Jennifer for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and adhd

I really feel that she listens and cares about my problems. She is definitely helpful for me I think.

Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, and self esteem

Jennifer is caring and offers individualized patient focused therapies that are appropriate to the person and their issues.

Written on Aug 11, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She’s the best!!!! I am so lucky to have her in my life!!! Thank you!

Written on May 18, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Jen is amazing! She is so easy to talk to and you can tell how much she cares about you as a patient and a person.

Written on Apr 22, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Jennifer is a compassionate and experienced counselor who has helped me and my marriage immensely.

Written on Apr 01, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes