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Lainey Dugan, LISW

Stress, Anxiety Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

My name is Lainey Dugan. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the state of Ohio. I have an BA in Psychology from the University of Dayton and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Cincinnati. I have both therapy and care management experience. I have worked with clients experiencing a multitude of concerns, including anxiety, depression, personality disorders, bipolar, PTSD, etc. I like to use a combination of many different modalities, including, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy. I understand that taking the first step to feeling better can be difficult- I like to move at your pace. I will take the time to get to know and understand you so that you feel comfortable opening up and sharing your story with me.

Professional experience

5yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Money and Financial Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

OH LISW I.2102723-SUPV


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

Lainey is a great listener and lets me talk through my thoughts. She offers advice and suggestions. I feel very comfortable with her and her value her as a provider for mg mental health.

Written on Feb 13, 2023 after therapy with Lainey for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Lainey is great and helps me work through my issues in a timely manner. I always feel that I’m working toward a new goal at the end of our sessions.

Written on Apr 01, 2022 after therapy with Lainey for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Very great at communicating, always responds to messages quickly and has excellent engagement in live sessions.

Written on Feb 02, 2022 after therapy with Lainey for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

She's great and validates me and my feelings.

Written on Sep 08, 2021 after therapy with Lainey for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes