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Brian Dougherty

Brian Dougherty

5 years of experience

The most significant action a person can take to improve their mental health, is seeking a professional to aid them in addressing their mental health. You have taken this step because you, or a loved one are experiencing difficulty in your daily life. In many ways the most important step is now behind you and now you need to pick a partner for the remainder of this journey toward a balanced, positive outlook and good mental health. I am a licensed therapist, practicing in Pennsylvania with experience working as a mental health counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I have also worked with many people who have experienced physical trauma and/or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. There can be a wide range of reasons you are experiencing stress, anger, anxiety confusion or any other issue, that is affecting your life. My job is to build a trusting relationship where you feel comfortable discussing the root cause/s so we can make significant progress. It will be a collaboration. Together we will build a foundation of change that improves your mental health and overall... your life. I look forward to working with you

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

In our initial session we will spend some time discussing what brings you to therapy and identify the surface level issues you are facing. In the follow-up sessions we will develop methods for processing and overcoming negative behaviors/thoughts and continue to identify the source/s of your behavior.

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

As a professional counselor I have secured the necessary license and training. However, equally if not more important is the level of empathy and concern I bring into the treatment room. I make it my priority to understand the difficulty my patient is experiencing.

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My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

CBT is an effective method to identify underlying issues affecting the clients life functioning. CBT therapy is effective in developing pathways for success in a shorter period of time with lasting results.