Jennifer Dougherty

LMHC

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #001242 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


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.

Written by T.R. 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

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

Written by H.A. 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

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 by J.O. on Apr 19, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Jennifer is incredible. She meets me where I am and finds creative ways to help me find healing from my complex trauma. I am so grateful to have found her on BetterHelp.

Written by N.I. 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

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

Written by M.I. on Jan 01, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Jennifer is a highly skilled, and patient therapist. Working with her over the last few months has helped me improve greatly, and we have been going at a pace I can emotionally as well as mentally handle. I appreciate her so much, and am so glad I was matched to her.

Written by J.E. on Dec 28, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Love her. She is so helpful and really makes sure to listen and help how she can.

Written by J.A. on Dec 07, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

There are not enough words to sum up how wonderful Jennifer is. She has helped me, supported me, directed me onto paths that have truly helped me in my life. From video calls to texting, she has been such an important part of my growth. I have been able to balance my depression and anxiety because of her. I am so grateful and thankful. It’s been difficult to find a good therapist and Jennifer and I just click, she knows what to say, when to say it, and I feel validated! She is the therapist I have been looking for. I feel that I can be completely open, true, and myself when talking with her and that is a big step for my therapy path. I look forward to every therapy session, which is so very important to me. I’ve had therapists I dread going to, but not with Jennifer! Thank you so very much, Jennifer, for being there during this chaotic time of my life and with my trouble with grief. Your guidance, counseling, and support, has changed my life for the better. ^.^

Written by E.L. on Nov 16, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Jen is kind, compassionate and friendly. She is very communicative and such a nice soul. She is so knowledgeable and insightful as well and I would fully recommend her to a friend or family member.

Written by S.A. on Sep 11, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and anger management

Working with Jennifer has been really fantastic. She has been validating and never made me feel judged for any of my weirdo idiosyncrasies. She is empathetic and is just open enough with her own personal experience to make me feel seen. She is a generally delightful human who is very real and down to earth. I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by L.E. on Aug 08, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Very helpful. She understand what I wanted but also went further then I had expected.

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