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Chris Dougherty LPC CPCS LPCC-S

Chris Dougherty LPC CPCS LPCC-S

11 years of experience

Thank you for considering me as your counselor. I have over 11 years experience and believe that my overall goal is to help you overcome your current struggle and in a way that you can apply everything we do towards future issues. I have taken the time and effort to learn and become competent in many different techniques as I believe everyone is different and as such benefits from different ways of doing things. I also take the time to understand you and what you need so that I can build around what is already working for you and the strengths you have, giving us the best options to move forward. I have a diverse background and work well with most people and I am thankful for those I have helped and brings me great joy when clients say that they are happy to have found success working with me.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

Our first session is about getting to know one another and for you to ensure you are confident that I can help you. I will work to get a better understanding of what you are wanting help with and we will build a plan to help you work through it. All this while building a therapeutic relationship focused on ensuring you reach your goals. By the end of the session you should be hopeful and feel like we are headed in the direction you feel will lead to your success.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

Clients often say that they look forward to each session, feel like I am able to help them find actionable things to work on and know that they can work through things successfully after sessions with me. I help people recognize their ability to work through any issues. Most people who have struggled in counseling in the past tell me they find success with me and that upon completion of therapy consistently they feel prepared, confident, and ready for a brighter future for the first time in many years.

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My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I have had the privilege of supporting individuals in navigating various mental health challenges through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Whether it's anxiety, depression, or trauma, I have worked alongside clients to empower them with tools and techniques to foster resilience and growth. Those who have embarked on this journey with me often express a notable improvement in their critical thinking abilities. What's more, even six months to a year post-treatment, many report sustained well-being. It's truly fulfilling to witness the enduring positive impact of CBT on my clients' lives. I look forward to the possibility of accompanying you on your own path towards mental wellness and personal development.

Acceptance and commitment (ACT)

ACT recognizes the inevitability of life's challenges and encourages embracing the reality of pain as an integral part of growth. I've found that ACT resonates with a diverse array of clients, particularly those who seek a fresh perspective after exploring other therapeutic avenues. If you find yourself feeling stuck, grappling with symptoms related to depression, anxiety, psychosis, chronic pain, or obsessive-compulsive disorder, ACT offers a path forward.

Daialectical Behavior (DBT)

I've been immersed in the transformative world of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for over a decade now. Over the years, I've honed my skills as a practitioner, guiding countless individuals through the intricate process of mastering their emotions, enhancing interpersonal effectiveness, and achieving lasting change. My deep understanding of the theory and extensive experience in applying DBT techniques have empowered me to witness remarkable transformations in the lives of those I've had the privilege to work with.


Clients who have experienced trauma and continue to have flashbacks,nightmares, feeling hyper sensitive to sounds, sights, smells, and other stimuli have said this has greatly improved their life after utilizing this method. Even clients who have tried other trauma based treatment methods reported good results with EMDR.

Christian Counseling

I enjoy helping people by looking at their Spiritual, Mental, and Physical health. As a Christian counselor, by your request we can use Biblical knowledge and understanding of how those three inter-relate to one another and explore how our thoughts, emotions, and spiritual values can influence our overall health. I am able to combine the counseling methods above with a strong Christian background and understanding to help you work through through Biblical truth.