Amanda Vaughn is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Providence, Rhode Island. She has particular specialization in infertility concerns, postpartum depression, and perinatal mental health. She also sees teenagers through adults for anxiety, depression, and life transitions. She is an interactive therapist who collaborates with clients and offers direct feedback when appropriate to help achieve their goals.
Amanda creates a safe space in her practice for new and expecting parents to achieve wellbeing. She guides clients through the physical and emotional challenges that come along with fertility/infertility, IVF, and perinatal mood changes, and helps them access support systems to create an achievable plan for self-care and support. Amanda also has experience working with same sex couples in navigating their journey to parenthood. She believes in providing a place for parents at any stage to process their emotions to ease the transition to parenthood.
Amanda received her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from The Family Institute at Northwestern University along with extensive clinical training at The Family Institute’s Bette D. Harris Family and Child Clinic. She is trained in individual, couples, and family therapy. Amanda has also received post-graduate training in Child Parent Psychotherapy, as well as in the assessment and treatment of perinatal mood disorders.
Infertility - Experience working with infertility, pregnancy loss, perinatal psychology (mental health issues while pregnant), and peripartum / postpartum depression
Peripartum mental health - Anxiety, depression, and relationship concerns specific to childbearing women and their families; Navigating complex emotions and the transition to parenthood during pregnancy and the postpartum period
Couples counseling - Improving communication and problem solving skills with couples from all gender and sexual identities
Life transitions - Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care
Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Adoption and foster care - Sees clients across the stages of adoption, including pre-adoption and years after adoption; supporting parents going through through the child welfare system or international adoption agencies; working with children who are in foster care or who are preparing to be adopted
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PDD) - Severe, sometimes disabling extension of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) that can cause extreme mood shifts and disrupt your work or affect relationships
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Private Practice, 2012 - Present
Northwestern University, Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy, 2008
Rhode Island: MFT00176