JoAnn Vaughn

LCSW-C

About me

I am a therapist that provides individual , family therapy, couples therapy. I am a license in the state of Maryland with over 21 years of experience as a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical . I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, post -traumatic stress, relationship issues, marital issues, parenting issues, career challenges, and life changes. I also help people who have experience physical trauma or emotional abuse.
My therapeutic style is warm an interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect , dignity. sensitivity, empathy and compassion. I don't believe in stigmatizing labels,
My approach combines cognitive behavioral therapy, humanistic , psychodynamic and rational emotive therapy.
I am skilled in tailoring our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling life and to take the first steps toward change. If you are ready to take those first steps , I am here to support and empower you. I am looking forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 22

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MD LCSW-C 09981


Reviews

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

Written on Jan 29, 2023 after therapy with JoAnn for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

She is the best!

Written on Jan 18, 2023 after therapy with JoAnn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I thank JoAnn for listening and offering advice and steps to make big personal changes

Written on Jan 06, 2023 after therapy with JoAnn for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

My therapist is very attentive and challenges me. It allows me to become a better version of myself and develop better behaviors, habits that will help both short and long term. I couldn't have ask for a better therapist :)

Written on Dec 15, 2022 after therapy with JoAnn for 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Ms. Vaughn has been an excellent therapist thus far. She has helped me in many ways and I look forward to my weekly conversations with her.

Written on Dec 12, 2022 after therapy with JoAnn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

JoAnn is so kind and helpful! She is a great listener, and doesn’t make me feel judged. I enjoy our sessions!

Written on Nov 08, 2022 after therapy with JoAnn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Best herspidt I’ve ever had lol sincerely thank you so much

Written on Nov 06, 2022 after therapy with JoAnn for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

Great listener, patient and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend

Written on Nov 03, 2022 after therapy with JoAnn for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Ms. JoAnn is very sweet and patient. She listens and makes suggestions as she sees fit. I’d certainly recommend her.

Written on Oct 26, 2022 after therapy with JoAnn for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

She listens to your concern and suggests ways on how to deal with anxiety.

Written on Oct 11, 2022 after therapy with JoAnn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coaching

So grateful for her

Written on Oct 06, 2022 after therapy with JoAnn for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and career difficulties

She’s is awesome to talk and listens intently.

Written on Oct 03, 2022 after therapy with JoAnn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

I can not wait to start working with JoAnn

Written on Oct 02, 2022 after therapy with JoAnn for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She was very kind and listened well. She was very grounded in scripture which I found comforting.

Written on Sep 30, 2022 after therapy with JoAnn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

She is the best. Listens, supports, remains objective, doesn't pick sides, holds you accountable and is very supportive.

Written on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with JoAnn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

She is nice , and quite helpful in sorting out issues I had. Thank you so much :)

Written on Sep 12, 2022 after therapy with JoAnn for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

JoAnn helps me to find my inner voice and stand up for myself and come to my own conclusions about my problems by acting as a sounding board and offering advice with a real world application. I can reach out to her day or night when I’m struggling and she responds promptly. She has provided me with many worksheets and exercises to help combat anxiety and establish boundaries in my life so I am no longer taken advantage of. I don’t know where I’d be without her.

Written on Sep 12, 2022 after therapy with JoAnn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

JoAnn is a great listener. My sessions with her have been incredibly helpful and I’ve definitely walked away with so much more clarity. Highly recommend her.

Written on Sep 10, 2022 after therapy with JoAnn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Easy way to talk with

Written on Aug 30, 2022 after therapy with JoAnn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

JoAnn is very friendly and easy to talk to about your problems. She’s interactive and will actually give her opinion without judgment and provide possible solutions to problems. She’s also really responsive outside of the therapy time.

Written on Aug 27, 2022 after therapy with JoAnn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

She was amazing.

Written on Aug 27, 2022 after therapy with JoAnn for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

She is thorough and trying to understand my concerns and my goals. I really like her.

Written on Aug 26, 2022 after therapy with JoAnn for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, adhd, and intimacy-related issues

JoAnn is great!

Written on Aug 26, 2022 after therapy with JoAnn for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

JoAnn is a well seasoned, professional Christian therapist. She gave me the needed counsel and expertise

Written on Aug 08, 2022 after therapy with JoAnn for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and career difficulties

JoAnn has such a soft and warming spirit. It has definitely made me and my partner open up more about the issues we are facing in our relationship. She listens to both sides and gives great advice, solutions, and views our feelings in two different perspectives. After my partner and I had our first session, we already felt a difference because of JoAnn’s help. I would definitely recommend her!

Written on Jul 31, 2022 after therapy with JoAnn for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

JoAnn Vaughn is an excellent therapist. She listens well to your concerns and offers a variety of methods to help with issues in a friendly and down-to-earth way. I strongly recommend her as a therapist.

Written on Jun 13, 2022 after therapy with JoAnn for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I’ve only had one session so far, but it was very enlightening. I feel like JoAnn really listened to my concerns and provided good insight.

Written on May 27, 2022 after therapy with JoAnn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties

She’s exceptional and has been very helpful!

Written on May 25, 2022 after therapy with JoAnn for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coaching

During our first session she actively listened and had a calming presence.

Written on May 23, 2022 after therapy with JoAnn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

JoAnn is an awesome, attentive, helpful therapists! Thoroughly enjoyed my sessions with her and looking forward to more.

Written on May 18, 2022 after therapy with JoAnn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

JoAnn is amazing! She challenges me, listens to me, and helps me with solutions. It feels so good to be heard and helped by her. I highly recommend her if you’re looking for a caring, honest, and helpful therapist!

Written on May 12, 2022 after therapy with JoAnn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I absolutely love her. I love how understanding she was. I love that she listened but wouldn't let me dwell on problems and suggested techniques that I use to this day.

She is friendly, personable, and gets to the root of things. I would definitely recommend her.

Written on May 04, 2022 after therapy with JoAnn for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

JoAnn is very attentive! She gives great advice and actions to go along with my concerns.

Written on Apr 29, 2022 after therapy with JoAnn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

JoAnn is like the Aunty I wish I had. Even though this is a job, she is very caring and attentive. She listens, understands and tells me the truth no matter how difficult it is to hear. I feel heard, important and valued. Thank you so very much. I most especially appreciate the random voice notes that I really needed at that specific time. Thanks so much!

Written on Apr 22, 2022 after therapy with JoAnn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and intimacy-related issues

She encouraged me to pray 3 times a day for my stepdaughter and I have been trying to do that. Having that reminder is so essential and makes me feel closer to my stepdaughter.

Written on Apr 18, 2022 after therapy with JoAnn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and anger management

JoAnn listened very carefully to my situation and offered thoughtful unbiased feedback taking into consideration all that was said. She seemed to be considerate and sensitive in her responses.

Written on Mar 15, 2022 after therapy with JoAnn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I’ve had several therapists in the past and none hold a candle to JoAnn. She’s very thoughtful and has great advice. I know I’m going to get better with her help

Written on Mar 12, 2022 after therapy with JoAnn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and grief

She is very thoughtful and caring in her approach and is helpful in many ways.

Written on Mar 07, 2022 after therapy with JoAnn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

She is very nice and professional I appreciate her advice

Written on Mar 07, 2022 after therapy with JoAnn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

JoAnn, is calm patient, helpful and supportive.

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