Doug’s favorite mantra is “The quality of life is determined by the quality of your relationships.” So when people want to improve the quality of their life, he understands the importance of helping them improve the quality of their relationships – in their marriage, in their family, in their daily lives, in their spiritual lives, and in the mirror. 

Doug also has a real knack for making people feel comfortable, even in situations that aren’t. He works with individuals who are dealing with anxiety, depression, addictions, affairs, anger, grief, loss, faith exploration, separation, divorce, financial stresses, midlife and aging, self-esteem, and career stresses.

Another favorite line is from Diamond Rio’s song: “We all fall down. It’s the getting back up that really counts. We live and we learn, to help someone up when it’s their turn.” After 9 years as a therapist and 13 years as a pastor, he knows how important this truth is.

In his own family, Doug has vibrant relationships with his wife of 26 years and their teenage daughter. (So he feels pretty good about the quality of his life at the moment!)


Institution Level/Emphasis
University of North Texas M.Ed. (Counseling)
Dallas Theological Seminary ThM (Pastoral Ministries)
Humboldt State University (CA)    BA (Communications)

License & Certifications
Texas Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Ordained Minister (1990)
Certifications in Anger and Addictions (Alcohol, Sex, Drugs)

Here are directions to your appointment and information about your appointment, which includes the paperwork you will need to complete before your appointment.

Please Note: Doug operates his counseling practice under the name of Doug Dougherty and as a Sole Proprietorship. 

All the professionals in the offices of The Marriage and Family Group, PLLC work very closely together in our separate, independent practices to provide a full range of counseling services for children, adolescents, individual adults, parents, families, and couples.