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Maureen Dougherty, Psy.D

Therapist
Montgomery Alabama 36107

In transition. Will post new number by the end of the year - Contact by email

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Name
Maureen Dougherty, Psy.D
Position
Clinical Psychologist
Profession
Therapist
Phone Number
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Location
1845 Cherry St
Montgomery, Alabama, 36107
United States

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Message from Therapist

I look forward to helping others through my new job, Health Services, Inc/River Region location, within the realm of our shared world view and values. I am excited to be able to integrate my faith with my work.  My faith is ever-growing, just as I am always a work in progress.

Employing a Biopsychosocial-spiritual model, I explore patients' concerns from all angles and use a person-centered approach, via genuineness, unconditional positive regard & empathy, while also exploring issues deeper through a psychodynamic approach that helps each person discover the unconscious meaning behind their thoughts, emotions and behaviors.

Specializing in children and adolescents, I have extensive experience working with teachers, school staff & parents.  I also conduct assessments. I have helped patients with a range of problems (school behavior, to severe trauma, to adjustments surrounding changes in life, and even those with psychotic disorders).

My clients have ranged in age from 3-88. Other areas in which I have aided persons include: trauma, attachment & loss, women in transition, and those with chronic conditions (such as pain, whether it is back or migraines, asthma or allergies, & even Restless Leg Syndrome).

God has created us so wonderfully, beautifully and specifically, that if we are stressed emotionally, He formed a way for us to stop, notice something is wrong, and (hopefully) come to the understanding that we need to listen and express our true selves!

I am now providing sessions in-person at my new location in Montgomery, AL.

I am already in-network with some insurance companies and hope to continue to get on panels for the next couple of months. Please check your insurance to see if I am, indeed, in network; the location also has a sliding fee scale.


Practice Info

Bio:
Maureen Dougherty, Psy.D. graduated from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 2007. Her clinical successes include work with children, adolescents, families, women, and those experiencing chronic pain and more. Focus on children has reinforced her conviction that each person has human value and nothing gives her more joy than helping persons realize their greatest potential. In addition, Dr. Dougherty has received training specific to those who have suffered trauma and considers it another niche.

Beginning graduate school at age 39, with two school-aged children, Dr. Dougherty found the balancing act to be challenging and she overcame many obstacles to become a Clinical Psychologist. Married since 1983, with now-grown and successful children, Dr. Dougherty brings extensive life experience into her compassionate healing approach. Utilizing various modalities, she creates a safe environment to explore underlying causes to current problems.

Dr. Dougherty has found play therapy to be particularly effective in treating children and adolescents. This technique employs materials that allow youths to process and express concerns non-verbally in a non-threatening environment. In addition, she has over five years experience working within schools, in evaluating and providing counseling to students, providing information, support, and counseling to students parents and families, and suggesting recommendations to, supporting, and educating teachers and school staff about emotional and behavior matters. Always watching for better ways to serve her patient, Dr. Dougherty recently added treatment strategies that make use of mind-body techniques to help alleviate chronic pain conditions.
Hours of Operation
8:00am - 4:00pm
Accepted Forms of Payments
Insurance, self-pay, sliding fee scale
Credentials, Training, Qualifications:
Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D)
Master Degree in Clinical Psychology

Education and volunteering for Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT) granted by the PSYPACT Commission: enabling me to provide Telehealth across state lines!
Take a look at the PSYPACT Map to see if your state is listed: https://psypact.site-ym.com/page/psypactmap
What licenses do you currently hold?:
Licensed Clinical Psychologist - Illinois
Licensed Clinical Psychologist - Alabama
License number:
IL: 071.008557| AL: 2308
Are you in private practice?:
No
Are you available to provide supervision services?:
No
Do you participate in any insurance plans?:
Yes
If yes, please list:
I am already in-network with some insurance companies and hope to continue to get on panels for the next couple of months.
Please inquire with your insurance to see if I am in-network.
Telephone/Video counseling:
In certain circumstances
Please list all languages that you speak:
English
I treat the following:
Individuals Married Couples Children Adolescents Families Geriatrics Sexual Abuse Victims Depressive Disorders Anxiety Disorders Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Child Bearing Loss Post Abortion Syndrome Obsessive Compulsive Disorder/Scrupulosity ADD/ADHD Reactive Attachment Disorder
Other Specialties:
I work with all ages, 3 and up; in fact, I love working with children and have an office full of tools for play therapy!
Mind-body for chronic illnesses/conditions, as in: back pain, migraines, asthma/allergies, carpal tunnel syndrome, among others.
Trained in EMDR and other trauma-focused techniques
I use the following methods:
Expressive Therapeutics: Art/Music/Play/Etc EMDR Psychoanalysis Inner Healing Techniques Prayer Behavior Techniques Cognitive Techniques Career/Vocational Counseling
Please describe other treatment methods
Employing a Biopsychosocial-spiritual model: I explore patients' concerns from all angles and use a person-centered approach, via genuineness, unconditional positive regard & empathy, while also exploring issues deeper through a psychodynamic approach that helps each person discover the unconscious meaning behind their thoughts, emotions and behaviors.
Are You A Practicing Catholic?
Yes

More About Maureen Dougherty, Psy.D

Dr. Dougherty perseveres to meet as many individuals as possible along the psychological spectrum; however, there are times when she must refer out, as in addictions, eating disorders and court-ordered situations (anger management, harm to others, for example).

Therapy is available for individuals, couples, families and groups; children, adolescents, adults and seniors. Help with a range of emotional needs, including: depression, anxiety, loss & grief, relational difficulties (whether couples/marital or parent-child), parenting, attachment, behavioral issues, chronic physical health problems, support for those dealing with others’ mental health issues. Trauma-informed care: EMDR, Level 1, and others.

Coaching: support through transitional times; parenting in this challenging world; professional support.

Consulting: advocating for a child’s learning needs by working with a teacher or school or making recommendations for accommodations; presenting to schools regarding particular disorders or populations; helping supervisors get more from their employees or building a team atmosphere.


Dr. Dougherty is able to provide Telehealth across state lines: 
Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT) granted by the PSYPACT Commission.

Take a look at the PSYPACT Map to see if your state is listed:  https://psypact.site-ym.com/page/psypactmap



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