I am a couples and marriage and substance use counselor licensed in Colorado and Wyoming with 10 years of experience in the field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, life challenges, and substance use.
I will strive to connect and understand you through developing a strong therapeutic relationship, which I believe is of the utmost importance for healing and recovery. My goal is to work to inspire you to develop new approaches and solutions to address issues in your complex life. Working from the belief you have the innate ability to heal yourself, I treat the therapeutic process as an opportunity for you to uncover the tools that will support your personal growth. I understand your know yourself best, therefore your concerns and goals form the basis for counseling strategies as I act as a guide to help you find your strengths, and a coach to help further develop them. While I tailor my approach to meet your unique needs, I combine tenets of client-centered, dialectical behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, solution focused, and motivational interviewing.
I understand it takes courage to reach out and ask for support when you are feeling alone. If you're ready to take that step, I look forward to working with you on your journey.
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Blended Family Issues, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Jealousy, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
WY LMFT LMFT-228
CO LMFT 0001634
WY LPC LPC-1796
She is a great therapist, I would highly recommend her. She is thorough, kind and very helpful
Written on Oct 19, 2022 after therapy with Lori for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
Dr. Dougherty is a great listener!
Written on Jul 06, 2021 after therapy with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd