Sean Dougherty

Counselor M-Ra 

Sean Dougherty 2016 - Cropped

Hello! My name is Sean Dougherty. I am the counselor for students at Lakeland High School with the last names beginning M-Ra. I have been a counselor at Lakeland since 2008. After high school, I earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan and a Master's degree in Counseling from Oakland University. I have a school counseling license, I am a Limited License Professional Counselor (L.L.P.C.), and I am a National Certified Counselor (N.C.C.). In addition to being of a member of the counseling department, this year I will serve as one of the technology integrators for Lakeland High School.

Among the many services that all of our counselors offer, there are a number of areas that I specialize in for our department. These include:

  • Serving as the Department Chair for Lakeland Counseling
  • Organizing scholarship opportunities for Lakeland
  • Managing Dual Enrollment
  • Updating and managing the Counseling website
  • Running the Men's Group

A little more about me...

  • I am married and I have two young sons
  • I love watching sports, especially U of M - Go Blue!
  • I enjoy doing anything competitive (sports, cards, games)
  • I can fix or build most anything (I got that from my dad and poppop)
  • I chose to become a school counselor, but I could have easily been an architect, engineer, or scientist

My personal philosophy for counseling students:

  • All students are capable of success. It is my belief that by the time students reach high school they should be taking personal responsibility for their education. I want to help my students realize that what they do in high school can maximize (or limit) opportunities for after they graduate. Students should be expected to make decisions for themselves and learn from those choices and experiences. It is my belief that a good student is someone who focuses on academic, emotional, and career development. The best students are not necessarily the ones with the highest I.Q., but the ones who can identify when they need support and can find the appropriate resource to help work toward success.

Please feel free to contact me anytime at or 248.676.8369.