Nancy Dougherty,  L.C.S.W.


People choose Jungian-oriented psychotherapy or analysis for a variety of reasons.  As with other kinds of therapy, Jungian work seeks to help people with their personal problems.  For some, the decision is initiated by a life event that has had a particularly painful effect.  Others feel out of touch with themselves or feel that life seems to lack a sense of personal meaning.  Many want to know themselves more deeply and lead a more satisfying life.  

My interest is to assist individuals to find a center in their lives from which they can live a life of meaning and authenticity.  From a Jungian perspective, symptoms that arise from our conflicts have meaning.  It is possible to understand that our suffering and woundedness can lead us to discover our gifts. 

The scope of my practice includes on-going analysis, as well as supportive psychotherapy with adults related to career and relationship concerns.  I work collaboratively with my patients to help them understand and work through conflicts with themselves and with other people.

Many people find it useful to work with their dreams in therapy.  Dreams can illuminate how aspects of the unconscious are active in our lives and effect our
behavior.  Dreams also can help put us in touch with inner resources that can help guide us.


I received my Masters Degree from Wayne State University in Clinical Social Work.  I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas.  I graduated as a Diplomate Jungian Analyst from the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago.  Currently, 
I am a faculty member and senior training analyst both at the InterRegional Society of Jungian Analysts and the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago.  I have been former Director of Training in the InterRegional Society.  I currently am on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Analytical Psychology, North America.

I have written and presented widely in the areas of creativity, authenticity, and spirituality.