Jennifer Dougherty

Therapist Jennifer Dougherty Photo

About Me

Welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Iowa with 15 years of experience. I have worked, using a faith-based perspective, with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, 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.

I have been a Christian since the age of 13 when I found God at a summer camp. I attend a Protestant (First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ) church but also have knowledge about other types of faith practices including Catholicism and other Protestant faiths. I will not push my faith on you but will instead help you determine how and where you want to grow in your own faith, how to utilize your faith to help your mental health, and troubleshooting faith-related issues. I also have a good knowledge about the Bible and Christian music after many years of study and practice.

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.


  • 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


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


Written by B.E. on Dec 28, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks

I hope you are feeling better. Happy New Year!