Brittany Vaughn

(LCSW)

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #149.021018 (Expires: 2021-11-30)


Reviews

Written by Y.A. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with Brittany for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Brittany is amazing and is so good at putting me at ease and having me be comfortable to talk about the uncomfortable stuff. I always looking forward to talking with her.

Written by H.A. on Dec 26, 2020 after counseling with Brittany for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

She’s the best. I love her

Written by M.E. on Nov 30, 2020 after counseling with Brittany for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

This was my first time seeking counseling for myself, and I was matched with Brittany off the bat. As I was nervous from the get-go, Brittany was understanding, patient, and open to any issues I wished to discuss. I've been working with her digitally for the last 4 months during COVID over a variety of topics, ranging from home life, to work life, to my personal relationships. Each session she's been able to help me, be it through personal worksheets, establishing helpful habits, or simply listening to (and engaging with) me as a reasonably objective 3rd party. I've really enjoyed my time with her, and found this experience to be incredibly beneficial!

Written by B.A. on Nov 23, 2020 after counseling with Brittany for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I really appreciate working with Brittany. She is a great listener, and had the ability to quickly establish a warm connection between us so that we could really get to work.
She is perceptive, responsive and supportive. She is insightful and has a breadth of information readily available to support it. I am glad to have found this resource!

Written by S.C. on Nov 04, 2020 after counseling with Brittany for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Phenomenal therapist.

Written by K.A. on Oct 01, 2020 after counseling with Brittany for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I have absolutely loved working with Brittany. She has been extremely helpful and supportive. She genuinely listens to me and makes me feel accepted.

Written by M.E. on Sep 26, 2020 after counseling with Brittany for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

I’ve been working with Brittany for about a month and it’s been going really well! She responds quickly, thoughtfully, and asks just the right questions. I’ve tried in-person therapy once before and have done chat sessions with Brittany, and I feel I get the same level of attention and care over chat than I did in-person. Definitely recommend and am so happy with my experience.

Written by A.N. on Sep 12, 2020 after counseling with Brittany for 3 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Kind and compassionate

Written by J.O. on Sep 12, 2020 after counseling with Brittany for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

Brittany and I connected because she listens to me and helps me to understand myself. I share things wither her that I can't share with anybody else in my life.

Written by N.I. on Sep 02, 2020 after counseling with Brittany for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

My counselor has been great so far. We are still getting to know each other.

Written by T.E. on Jul 29, 2020 after counseling with Brittany for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and lgbt

Brittany is a homie. She is a good listening and calls me out when I'm avoiding issues, which is something I needed.

Written by K.E. on Jun 03, 2020 after counseling with Brittany for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management

Very helpful during these crazy times.

Written by J.E. on May 26, 2020 after counseling with Brittany for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

It’s still very early in our counselor patient relationship. But so far I really do enjoy the outlet I have with Brittany. She seems to understand what I am saying and is respectful and helpful in her responses.

Written by S.A. on May 13, 2020 after counseling with Brittany for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I feel very listened to and respected with Brittany. She knows the questions to ask and I find myself actually being able to express my concerns without them being over looked.