PhD, NCC, LPC
Assistant Clinical Professor
Creative Arts Therapies Department
1601 Cherry Street, Room 7108
Abby Dougherty, PhD, obtained her Bachelor of Arts in pre-art therapy from Arcadia University. She received her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling, and her doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision, both through Walden University. Additionally, she has worked as a college counselor and taught adjunct at several of the colleges and universities in the Philadelphia area. Dougherty conducted her doctoral research exploring the lived experiences of counselor educators with a mindfulness practice in the classroom with culturally diverse students.
Dougherty is the past President-elect for the Greater Philadelphia Pennsylvania Counseling Association. She also routinely presents research on the state, national and international levels and publishes scholarly writings for professional counseling journals and textbooks.
Her interests include using virtual reality in counseling and education, examining the social-emotional experience of students with learning disabilities in higher education, using creative arts in college counseling and counseling supervision, relational-cultural theory and using mindfulness and contemplative tools in counselor education.