Doug Henning, Ph.D.

Doug Henning.jpgDr. Doug Henning has 30+ years experience in psychology.  He has worked in rehabilitation and VA hospitals, a community mental health center in Colorado Springs, directed a parish based counseling center in Tacoma, Washington, and taught psychology in private universities in the Tacoma and Kansas City areas for 25 years.  He is a Licensed Psychologist in Colorado, Washington, and Missouri.

Dr. Henning’s approach to psychology is to focus on present issues.  Changes in feelings and attitudes often follow specific work on adapting and changing thinking and behavior.  Throughout his career he has worked with individuals from various backgrounds and life experiences with the goal to provide understanding, direction, and assistance in improving the quality of client’s lives.  When faith is an important part of a client’s life he strives to blend evidence based psychology and counseling with their faith.  His therapeutic style is derived from a combination of Cognitive Behavior, Person Centered, Developmental, and Existential principles.

Dr. Henning’s specialities include depression, anxiety, behavioral pain management, moderate PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), adjustment issues, personality and cognitive assessment, and religious issues.

Dr. Henning received a PhD at Oregon State University and MA & BA degrees at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.  He completed a Clinical Fellowship in Rehabilitation Psychology at the Rehabilitation institute of Kansas City, a Graduate Certificate in Multicultural and Missions studies at Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, and did post masters and doctoral work at the University of Washington in Seattle.   Dr. Henning has presented professional papers at national and international conferences on depression, behavioral pain management, and the integration of faith and psychology.

Dr. Henning also draws from his varied life experiences and interests.  He enjoys the Colorado outdoor life style, is an avid reader, and haunts old book stores.  Among other experiences, he served in the Air Force in the Vietnam War, and taught college in Switzerland for a couple of years.  He enjoys time with his wife of 48 years, and with his adult children and five grandchildren.