About Me

My name is Kris Dougherty.  I have spent the past twenty-one years therapeutic coaching (ADHD, executive function skills, life, academic, college transition and planning, etc.) and serving as an educational consultant/parent advocate at both the Grade 6-12 and college levels.  I am a former teacher with Jefferson County Public Schools.

Since leaving the classroom my primary focus has been working with  high school  and college students as a therapeutic ADHD/academic/post-secondary transition/ adolescent life coach, and special education advocate.  Additionally, I teach Introductory Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Human Growth and Development Courses at the college level.

Of primary importance to me is adapting my coaching style to meet the needs of you or your son or daughter using a strengths-based approach.  My years of experience have taught me that many students find success in the classroom and life through alternative instructional methods or with specific support.  I believe that adolescents and young adults are full of potential and have a lot to offer society given support and encouragement. I possess a strong background in working with students, both adolescents and adults, who are attention different, gifted, learning disabled, diagnosed with anxiety and/or depression, or with other social-emotional needs.

I hold a B.A. in Psychology (1992) and a MEd. in Information and Learning Technologies (2001) from the University of Colorado at Denver.  I completed my Teacher Certification Program through Metro State College of Denver (1998) and I am a Licensed Professional Teacher in Colorado. Additionally, I hold a M.A. in Psychology from Regis University (2012) with an emphasis in Adolescent Development and ADHD/Executive Function Skills Coaching.  I attend continuing education in the areas of ADHD, Executive Function Skills, Giftedness, Trauma, Adolescent/Young Adult Mental Health, Motivational Interviewing, Neuroscience, and in the area of teaching and learning both on the K-12 and college levels.

Professional affiliations:  American Psychological Association
                                         Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society


I look forward to hearing from you and please contact me with any questions.

Kris Dougherty, MA, MEd