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SPECIALTIES

Anxiety Issues

Years in Practice

10 years +

where

Austin TX 78735 - United States

Credentials

PhD

Additional Expertise

Counselor/Therapist, Psychotherapist

I Practice in

My state/province only

I AM FLUENT IN

English

I Believe

By stopping, we can make the going more purposeful.

About Kristin Vaughn

Welcome! I am Dr. Kristin Vaughn, a clinical psychologist. I have been practicing therapy for almost 15 years. I have a private practice in Austin, Texas, but I am also able to conduct sessions or consultations for others who live in Texas via videoconferencing. In my practice, I specialize in treating anxiety,depression, and relationship issues. Over the years I have been trained in many different approaches and techniques. I like to think of theses as “tools” in my toolbox. However, more recently I have come to view most problems from a mindfulness based perspective.

My goal is to help my clients become more aware of what is happening with their thoughts, feelings, and behavior. I encourage my clients to practice awareness and teach them to use mindfulness techniques, such as meditation, to observe more clearly what is happening on a moment to moment basis. As therapy progresses, my clients are able to step back, observe what is happening, and make different and more skillful choices in their lives. I also value the use of self-compassion, which promotes a gentle, more accepting attitude toward our own selves. My ideal client is one who is ready to work towards change and committed to trying out new skills.

In addition to my work as a therapist, I have been developing several online programs. These programs will be focused on anxiety, depression, and mindfulness. My goal is for more people to learn about the most common patterns that create anxiety and depression, and how to change these patterns for the long-term. So much of my work as a psychologist involves education and training. I feel that, while therapy has its own unique value, gaining knowledge and learning new skills through an online program can also be significantly impactful. The programs will also provide the opportunity for individual consultation with me in the form of a Facebook group, email communication, and potential online consultation.

I am passionate about teaching people how to change their relationship with themselves and with their struggles. My goal is to help people grow in their awareness of what is creating their suffering and getting them stuck. As this awareness increases, my clients are able to see how they can shift their reactions in ways that create new possibilities. It is personally rewarding to see my clients as they realize that they don’t have to be at the mercy of their old patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting. I welcome you to join me on an adventure toward finding the best possible version of yourself.

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