Dianne Taylor Dougherty, MS, CAGS, LCMHCS

Dianne Taylor Dougherty, MS, CAGS, LCMHCS is a private practice counselor, writer and speaker in Raleigh and  Boone, NC with degrees from UNC-Greensboro, East Carolina University, Western Carolina University, and  European Graduate School, Switzerland.  

With experience in psychiatric hospital, Employee Assistance Program, government agency, college teaching, and private practice, Dianne Taylor Dougherty, LCMHCS embraces an asset-based philosophy to treatment  which incorporates an exploration of the Expressive Arts and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction to promote  individual healing. Dianne Taylor Dougherty, LCMHCS is the author Treating Divorce as Trauma©(2001);  Multidisciplinary Treatment for Clergy Sexual Abuse© (2005); The Creative Personal: A Guide for Mental Health Counselors to Incorporate the Expressive Arts in Therapy©(2009); Priming the Pump: Expressive  Writing for Health and Well-being© (2013). She is a Certified Dementia Specialist and Certified Critical  Incident Stress Relief Trainer. 

Dianne Taylor Dougherty, LCMHCS also conducts seminars/training for corporations and organizations. She  has presented nationally and internationally on the use of Expressive Arts in Therapy, Clergy Sexual Abuse; Trauma Recovery; Ethics in Counseling; Healthy Workplace Environments; Domestic Violence; Anxiety Disorder Treatment, and various other topics for Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North  Carolina (LPCANC), LPCA of Georgia, Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA), American Mental  Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), American Counseling Association (ACA), International Nathan  Network, US Department of Defense, US Department of Labor, PESI, and In-patient treatment programs in  United States and Canada,. 

Dianne Taylor Dougherty, LCMHCS is a published poet and enjoys gardening, playing the piano and watercolor.