Last edited 10/26/2022
My approach to counseling utilizes techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, as well as motivational interviewing with a strong working knowledge of the stages of change in order to help get through the initial discomfort of adopting a new behavior.
I look to my clients to be the experts of themselves, which encourages them to guide the therapy where it needs to go. What I offer is a space to gain insight in order for that insight to become the catalyst for change. I believe that once a person sees their truth, they have no choice but to accept that truth…though we often do our best not to. Each of us develops psychological schemas that teach us how to interact with people and the world. When we grow accustomed to a certain pattern of behavior, however, we look to repeat it, even after it’s outlived its usefulness. Addiction, for instance, is a maladaptive coping skill that worked at one time but does no longer.
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Young Adults (18-24)
- Pennsylvania, Licensed Professional Counselor, PC006310
La Salle University
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. William Dougherty, LPC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is William Dougherty accepting new clients?
Yes, William Dougherty is accepting new clients.
Does William Dougherty accept insurance?
Yes, William Dougherty accepts insurance, including Aetna, AvMed, Cigna EAP, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Optum, Oscar Health, UMR and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).
Does William Dougherty offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in Pennsylvania can book William Dougherty for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does William Dougherty offer online therapy?
Yes, William Dougherty offers online therapy to people in Pennsylvania.
How quickly can I see William Dougherty?
William Dougherty typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does William Dougherty speak?
William Dougherty conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with William Dougherty online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with William Dougherty online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.