About Me

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist based in Mississippi. I have over 40 years of experience working with people from various backgrounds who are struggling with a wide variety of issues. I received my Bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary in Virginia and my Master's degree from the University of Tennessee School of Social Work. I am passionate about assisting people to achieve their goals by providing a safe, confidential and positive clinical experience. I am easy to talk to, compassionate and non-judgmental. My approach is solution focused, client centered, and strengths based. I also utilize evidence based Cognitive Behavior Therapy. It is often necessary to combine various psychological techniques and approaches to meet the needs of each individual's mental and emotional challenges. I am excited to meet you and I hope you will give me an opportunity to work with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Isolation/Loneliness , Mood Disorders , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 48

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #C0181 (Expires: 2023-04-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ann Macvaugh. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by T.I. on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Ann for 3 months on issues concerning depression, coping with life changes, and trauma and abuse

Ann had helped me a lot getting thru my problems. She listens and gives great advice. I've been thru a few therapist and she is definitely the one I can trust to help me. I would definitely recommend her to anyone that is going thru trauma.

Written by J.A. on Jun 03, 2022 after therapy with Ann for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem

Ann is a wonderful human who takes time to know, learn, and care for her clients. I have never had such a great experience! I would recommend her to everyone! I don't think I could go anywhere or to anyone better!

Written by T.E. on May 29, 2022 after therapy with Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

After having a not so successful experience with another therapist I feel that Ann has been God sent. I felt an immediate connection with her and I feel she completely understands the complexity of "me". I am so thankful that I reluctantly tried Betterhelp. Gratitude....

Written by D.I. on May 24, 2022 after therapy with Ann for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

So far my therapist has been helpful in my treatment and I look forward to continuing my journey

Written by A.L. on May 21, 2022 after therapy with Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is a great trauma therapist, even though my trauma arent as bad, it still helpful to know that she knows how to help me

Written by G.A. on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Ann for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Absolutely enjoyed every minute with Ann, one of the best helps I’ve received throughout my years in therapy

Written by R.A. on Apr 28, 2022 after therapy with Ann for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Ann has been amazing. So nice and kind and beyond helpful. I love her. She makes me feel heard and understood. I’m blessed to have been paired with her.

Written by T.R. on Mar 03, 2022 after therapy with Ann for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

Ms. Macvaugh has been a great pairing for my needs. The process of finding the correct therapist for me was easy and quick. So far we have had 5 sessions and I feel that she is a good fit - responsive, validating my concerns, and providing solid solutions to help me to cope with my issues. My 'homework' has been straightforward and very helpful. I highly recommend Ann Macvaugh for anyone who has PTSD, childhood trauma, or other difficult to deal with symptoms, don't want mask the symptoms with drugs, and are interested in more long-term solutions.

Written by C.A. on Feb 24, 2022 after therapy with Ann for 3 weeks

Ann is a wonderful therapist. Great listener, helps me problem solve and offers helpful additional resources. I highly recommend her.

Written by E.L. on Feb 15, 2022 after therapy with Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Great empathetic therapist

Written by J.U. on Jan 30, 2022 after therapy with Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

Ms. MacVaugh is very professional, caring, and a great listener.

Written by R.O. on Jan 15, 2022 after therapy with Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

After a rocky start on Betterhelp with another therapist, I found Ann. She responds in a very timely fashion, and it's clear that she cares. I would highly recommend her, and I look forward to working with her more.

Written by C.H. on Dec 28, 2021 after therapy with Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I got lucky finding Ann. Otherwise, the platform is not very clear and takes some learning to maneuver it. Once you get started and therapy the session seem to open up a little bit more but finding a therapist and sessions are a bit problematic. The only reason I will continue with this service is because of my current therapist, Ann.

Written by N.I. on Dec 13, 2021 after therapy with Ann for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I’m glad I am in therapy with her because she is great and she’s helping me well with everything so far. I connect with her and I would recommend her to everyone.

Written by I.V. on Dec 11, 2021 after therapy with Ann for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues

Really great to speak to and told me what I needed to hear in order to realize I needed to get out of a really bad relationship. It was definitely a tough process, but I feel much better after having made the right decision and know I truly deserve the best.

Written by K.R. on Nov 30, 2021 after therapy with Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Very accepting and helped guide my thoughts as someone who is new to therapy and was very closed off to the idea, she made me feel safe and able to talk. I enjoyed my session and look forward to another one

Written by M.I. on Nov 17, 2021 after therapy with Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Ann is an amazing Therapist!

Work with me!