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Brittany Vaughn, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Parenting issues Self esteem Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

Welcome to BetterHelp. Life events can cause anyone to experience symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. How you respond to these symptoms makes all the difference in your overall health. Together we will work to identify your goals of managing these symptoms and develop steps to reduce their affect on your day to day life. Sometimes these life events are traumatic, which can cause much longer term effects on your health. Processing trauma, no matter how long ago it happened, is vital to moving forward past the traumatic event.

A little bit about me personally. I am a Southern Illinois native. I attended SIU and completed my Bachelor’s of Social Work in December of 2012. After taking a semester off, I moved forward to obtain my Masters of Social Work which I completed in May of 2014. Since completing my education, I have worked as a therapist with adolescents with extreme trauma in a residential setting. I then worked with the public schools in Williamson County to provide therapy in the schools to students with a variety of disorders, including behavior disturbances. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults in an outpatient setting for the past 3 years. I have found that therapy is my passion and I look forward to helping you discover how therapy can improve your quality of life.

Professional experience

8yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

IL LCSW 149.021018


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Brittany Vaughn. 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.

Brittany is truly an amazing therapist. She’s helped me tremendously through navigating past trauma and how it’s impacted my life today. Even when I don’t have much to talk about during a session I can still feel comfortable just talking about my week and what’s been going on. She’s great

Written on Feb 14, 2023 after therapy with Brittany for 2 years and 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

She's helpful, kind, and a great listener. I dumped a lot on her and she's flowing with all this beautifully.

Written on May 23, 2022 after therapy with Brittany for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

i think she’s great and helpful glad i have her to listen and help me through things

Written on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Brittany for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management

She is great!

Written on Apr 25, 2022 after therapy with Brittany for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, family conflicts, and anger management

Great at being flexible and truly helpful. I needed someone who was comfortable and able to converse via text for a majority of my use. Brittany is great at creating a safe and relaxing environment for you to just talk about anything. I encourage hesitant users to try using the text chat session option as sometimes it is easier for people to be more open and honest by writing out thoughts and sending via text. Sometimes speaking in person face to face can be intimidating and make people less talkative and open.

Written on Apr 07, 2022 after therapy with Brittany for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching,

She’s still the best

Written on Dec 21, 2021 after therapy with Brittany for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders