Dr. Aimee Vaughn, LPCC-S
I hold a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision and am a licensed clinical counselor in the state of Kentucky. I am trained in counseling, performance enhancement/ performance psychology, health and wellness, and leadership development. Being trained in many areas allows me to provide comprehensive treatment plans for my clients. Therapy often entails helping my clients with many aspects of their lives all at once. That may seem overwhelming, but most clients find their problems do not occur in a vacuum, but are impacting their whole way of being, to include family, social, occupational, recreational, romantic, and sexual problems. The great news is that skills generalize and clients tend to see improvement across many domains of their lives during treatment. The being said, I work with my clients to ensure that all problem areas are being address to encourage the best potential outcomes in therapy.
I use an integrative approach to counseling but most heavily utilize cognitive behavioral theory. That means that I look at counseling from a mutual investigator standpoint but I remain flexible to work with each client in the best way to suit the client and his or her specific problem. Each client comes to sessions with different cultural backgrounds, personal histories, and experiences. No client is the same, and therefore, no client treatment should be the exact same. To understand my clients’ problems, I view my clients as the experts in their lives and ask them to help me understand their problems as they experience them. We explore the past and present to identify the root causes for problematic thoughts, feelings, or behaviors. While this is often a challenging process, it is critical that we are not just treating surface level issues, as treating the core issues will be what provides lasting change and relief. The ultimate goal in the therapuetic process is to not only to resolve problems in the here and now, but to provide skills that can be used in the future, well beyond our time together, to resolve problems and improve quality of life.
– Dr. Aimee Vaughn, LPCC-S