I AM CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. I work with parents, children, and adolescents from all walks of life. One's life journey can be beautiful, stressful, joyous, and heartbreaking. My desire is to walk alongside each individual on their unique journey, and my goal is to provide a healing space for each person who walks into my office. I aim to work together with clients to help them find the best possible solution to life's challenges, to facilitate change and transformation, and to foster healing. My natural niche stems from my experience working with children, adolescents, and parents.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPCMHSP, NCC
I am a counselor who is very client-focused and believe in treatment planning and objectives that are reasonable and attainable. It is very important to build a rapport with the client and the pair working to identify objectives and goals of treatment. I have years of experience working with clients with a wide range of mental and behavioral health needs including: trauma, depression, anxiety, parenting issues, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, parenting and have been trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have experience working with child and adolescent counseling and adults.
As one of a few psychotherapists in Memphis who is also AASECT Certified as a sex therapist, I treat a full range of sexual, relationship and intimacy issues. Sex is one of the deepest and most powerful experiences we have, yet it can also cause distress and embarrassment when it does not go smoothly. Compounding the problem, many have been socialized to feel uncomfortable with sex or haven't received accurate sexual health information. Many people struggle in silence with sexual dysfunction and others have erotic interests that might be considered unusual by some- any of the above can result in tremendous amounts of shame.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, NCC, CCMHC, NCCE, RPT
I enjoy working with children, teens, and their families to achieve their goals through supporting healthier and happier relationships. Clients often tell me that our work has helped them to sort through their thoughts and feelings to gain clarity, to grow, to learn about themselves, to develop confidence, and to feel empowered to make important decisions. I employ a flexible approach tailored to the needs of each client. I use an eclectic approach to therapy, guided by the needs of the client. When trust is established, change happens.
Whatever brings you to therapy, you’ve likely been struggling with it for some time and are seeking relief- trying to fix it, ignoring it, carrying it around with you. No matter what “it” is, you are more than your struggle. Whether you are feeling stuck, unsure, overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, or all the above, experience has taught me that people are resilient and things can change. Together we'll make sense of what you’re feeling and why, learn new ways of being, and discover more about yourself- giving you more choice, freedom, and clarity.
I have a passion for working with individuals and families to help them overcome challenges in their lives. I work with individuals struggling with eating disorders and body image issues. In addition, I enjoy working with couples doing both pre-marital and marriage therapy. My goal is to always meet the client where they are and help the client discover the path that will help them reach their goals. I also offer Othmer Method neurofeedback as a treatment option. This is a targeted form of neurofeedback that can address a range of symptoms including trauma, depression, anxiety, OCD, and ADHD.
I recognize that opening up to someone and addressing one’s personal struggles can be difficult. However, it is my belief that every person deserves to live their lives to their ultimate potential. It is my goal to provide a caring and supportive environment for each person while strengthening and empowering them. I believe that I am most effective in improving the self-efficacy of my clients by providing an environment of safety and trust. I have been a clinician for 16 years working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families.
As a therapist, I work with people who are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or looking to make some sort of change (in life, relationships, unhealthy habits or behaviors, etc.). I work primarily from a relational-cultural approach, which means that my focus is on the therapeutic relationship, authenticity, and perhaps most importantly, collaboration. Content related to the past, present, and future are each considered to be sources of valuable information, as are thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I value creativity and a sense of humor in my work with clients; your experience is yours alone and as such, your treatment will be individually tailored to your needs.
Sometimes life can feel extra heavy, lonely, or overwhelming, and in these moments, you can feel stuck. Stuck in the frustrating feelings of this new or familiar season. Stuck in the anxiety, sadness, anger, relationship issues, or a constant fog that's difficult to name. Whatever it is- you do not have to be in it alone. There is space for all of that here. My hope and goal is to help clients find healing through better understanding themselves, their world, and their needs. I do this by creating safety and connection, so that you explore the parts of self that are causing distress and work towards wholeness.
I understand reaching out for help takes courage and bravery. In my practice, I hope to create a safe and empathetic space for all struggling with life’s challenges. I am passionate about helping clients reach balance in life after difficult events. I have 6 years experience providing therapy to adults and children who have experienced trauma.
Relationships build the context of our lives. We learn who we are from those around us. This exchange has the power to influence our thoughts and beliefs about ourselves. While relationships have the beautiful ability to build us up, encourage us, and support us, they also have the reverse effect. Have you ever been in a relationship that tore you down, made you question your worth, damaged your self-esteem, or left you wondering why you weren't enough? Have these unhealthy or toxic relationships hindered your ability to seek out and sustain a healthy one? This story doesn't have to be yours forever and you're not alone.
We all have things going on, and it can be hard to know the way forward for every situation we are faced with, especially if we feel alone. I believe that no matter who you are or where you are in life, a way forward often begins with stopping to reflect. Having someone present can help that happen.
My clients don't come to therapy to hear someone nod and agree with everything they say...that's not worth their time or money. They want real help. They want to know "what to do" and "how to fix it" because they are struggling with depression, severe anxiety, relationship problems, trauma, suicidal thoughts, parenting issues, and other painful situations. They are looking for a true expert that they can actually talk to. I'm a member of PSYPACT which means I can see clients in every state which is a member of PSYPACT and I am also licensed in MA
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPCC-S, LPCMHSP
Dr. Aimee Vaughn, your second therapist, when you are ready to move past "how does that make you feel". In all seriousness I get many clients who have tried the talk about it over and over to feel better method but are looking to get to the deeper root of the problem and make change. I am the kind of therapist who will engage in conversations, provide caring and honest feedback, challenge you, keep it real, and always have a good sense of humor.
I am here for you. I have dedicated my life to you and your problems and issues and mental well being. Why? Because your happiness is my happiness. As a mother of five grown children and 14 grandchildren, I have been through a lot of living! I don’t judge and I have true compassion for all who are hurting mentally. Let me help. Deborah
Life can be hard. Every person has a unique sort of "hard", but hard all the same. A series of events, traumatic experiences, decisions, disappointments, or relationship betrayals can, in what seems like an instant, cause ineffable pain or emotional injury. Suddenly, 'hard' feels bigger than "possible." Or, "happy", "fulfilled", "safe"... Yes. Life can be hard! If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, relationship issues, or spiritual injury/concerns, you join many others who I have had the privilege of working with. In the past, my own life seemed to revers trajectory, suddenly. Painfully.
Life can be difficult but therapy doesn't have to be. If you've talked about your struggles just to feel worse afterwards and see little to no progress, I'd like to introduce myself. You don't need to relive every past hurt or leave feeling emotionally drained by the end of session. Change is possible without years of therapy. Let me help you figure out what's holding you back and find real, practical solutions so you can live life the way you want to. I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC-MHSP) with over 6 years of experience working with with children, adolescents, and adults.
Life circumstances and life changes can be difficult. I can help you figure out the things that are working and the things that need to change to get peace and joy. I want to help you reach your goals in life. Regardless of what the past has been or what the present is feeling like, I can help you move toward a future that will bring positive changes.
Marine Combat Veteran and former SWAT officer providing mental health services for First Responders, Veterans, and Adults with PTSD, grief, depression and anxiety. Although my background is in trauma, I have clinical experience and training in assisting all people in dealing with the variety of life struggles. We all face different challenges in life and respond to them in our own ways. As such, each approach in treatment should be unique and person centered. My goal is to help each person along their journey in processing and overcoming their unique challenges so that they can thrive on their own.
Each of us shapes and is shaped by the relationships we have with others, with our bodies, with our stories, with our cultures, and with our worlds. We find ourselves here and now because of where we’ve been and what has happened, because of how we carry our experiences forward and how they have made us. I am awed by the creative resilience with which we integrate or shoulder the burdens we’ve felt. I find astonishing and courageous the ways in which we not only survive, but find ways to thrive, to express ourselves, and live into the fullness of human experience despite those things that have hurt us and that hurt us now.