William James Dougherty, MA, LPC, CAADC, LCADC, CCS, Licensed Professional Counselor in Easton
As noted by the award-winning nationally and regionally recognized correspondent, television and radio host Jim Masters (of PBS and Close-Up Talk Radio), "effective therapy requires a combination of compassion, skill set and education level, as well as a safe environment in order for clients to share their feelings", and "nowhere is that more true" than with Bill Dougherty. Furthermore, Jim points out that Dougherty "provides a client-centered approach....and I love when I hear that phrase, client-centered ....its all about you, its not one size fits all, it's tailored to you..."
I look to my clients to be the experts of themselves in order to guide the therapy. What I offer is insight as a catalyst for change. With a background in English literature, I bring a decidedly post-modern perspective to my therapeutic approach. I provide services at two locations.
At Bethlehem Counseling Associates, major insurances are accepted with a welcoming administrative staff available to assist with scheduling and authorization of insurance. At Lehigh Counseling, a more exclusive,confidential setting is present, as all scheduling and communication is provided solely by William Dougherty. Insurance is not accepted at this location.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email William James Dougherty now - (610) 810-2847


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: La Salle University
  • Year Graduated: 2005
  • License No. and State: PC006310 Pennsylvania


  • Avg Cost (per session): $30 - $110
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Highmark
  • Medicare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Pennsylvania Certification Board/CAADC 5439
  • Certificate Date: 2006
  • Certificate: Pennsylvania Certification Board/Certified Clinical Counselor
  • Certificate Date: 2010


  • Relationship Issues
  • Addiction
  • Men's Issues


  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Life Coaching
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Substance Abuse

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Play Therapy
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2017
William James Dougherty, MA, LPC, CAADC, LCADC, CCS, Licensed Professional Counselor in Easton

William James Dougherty

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC, LCADC, CCS