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Close-Up Talk Radio spotlights Lehigh Counseling's Bill Dougherty

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Easton, PA – Studies have shown no one therapeutic modality is superior to another; rather, clinicians themselves ultimately determine whether treatment will prove effective. It’s not about the model you’re using; it’s the relationship between the therapist and the client.

The ability to provide a safe environment for people to share their feelings, thoughts, and experiences is essential to effective counseling and nowhere is that more true than Lehigh Counseling. Led by licensed professional counselor Bill Dougherty, Lehigh Counseling provides client-centered, strength-based counseling to individuals, couples and adolescents for addiction, anxiety, career or relationships.

“I look to my clients to be the experts of themselves, which encourages them to guide the therapy where it needs to go,” says Dougherty. “What I offer is insight and that insight is a catalyst for change.”

With a background in English literature, Dougherty is unique in that he brings a decidedly post-modern perspective to his therapeutic approach. One of these concepts is known as Narrative Therapy. Dougherty encourages his clients to be mindful of the story they’re telling themselves to better utilize their strengths.

“The words we choose to use can help manifest the changes we hope to bring about,” says Dougherty. “The idea is to encourage the use of more positive words as opposed to negative words.”

Lehigh Counseling’s personalized service has proven remarkably effective in helping clients confront the challenges of their lives.

“I like watching people become who they can be. I like when people realize they’re more than who they are,” says Dougherty. “If each person can achieve balance and make their little corner of the world a little bit nicer and a little safer, it’s good for everyone.”