Dr. Ann McCaughan


About Me

I have a Masters and PhD in Counseling and Counselor Education, with over 13 years of experience in the field as a counselor, supervisor, and counselor educator. I was initially drawn to counseling to work with young adults in transition over the college years, but quickly became interested in working with people throughout all stages of the lifespan. I believe in helping people to live satisfied, authentic, and genuine lives and that key tools in doing so are increasing self awareness and congruence with themselves and in relation to others. I believe that the client is the best expert on their own lives, and I am here to be a sounding board for you as you consider what changes you want to make to increase satisfaction in your life. You will find my approach gentle, but direct, as I help you to identify goals and patterns of living. I have experience working with depression and anxiety, trauma, stress, relationship issues, identity issues, and career/lifestyle goals, to name a few. I am committed to promoting multicultural competence in both my own counseling, as well as the counselor training I provide as an educator.
I have tremendous experience as a counselor educator and supervisor as well, which encourages me to remain current in regards to counseling best practices and resources, and am constantly adding to my own knowledge base, which benefits my clinical work.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


IL LCPC 180009735


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Ann McCaughan. 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 H.A. on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Ann for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She’s wonderful

Written by H.A. on Jun 20, 2021 after therapy with Ann for 7 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, and career difficulties

Dr. McCaughan is a warm and emotionally in tune person. With her expertise, she has been able to guide and help me heal in places where other therapists have failed. I would recommend her to anyone in need of emotional assistance.

Written by P.A. on Apr 06, 2021 after therapy with Ann for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Dr. McCaughan is compassionate, patient and engaged during our sessions. I feel very comfortable sharing sensitive information with her.

Written by J.A. on Apr 04, 2021 after therapy with Ann for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coaching

Talking to Dr. McCaughan has made a huge impact already on me and I am noticing the ways she has helped me to navigate anxiety and low self esteem start to take root in my life. I’m grateful.

Written by B.A. on Dec 26, 2020 after therapy with Ann for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

A great counselor. Caring and supportive.

Work with me!