Eric Vaught is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the founder of Compassionate Perspectives, a growing therapy practice in Rhode Island. He works with individuals seeking to better their lives and improve their mental and emotional well-being. Many of Eric’s clients come in when they are feeling stressed, depressed, burnt out, or emotionally drained from the daily challenges of life.
Eric helps his clients create and strengthen real world skills and strategies that help people live better, more fulfilled, and happier lives. Eric also has advanced training in increasing self-esteem and cultivating more loving relationships with oneself and others. Eric is trained in a variety of therapy styles and specializes in both Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). In session Eric works with his clients to better understand and when needed, change their thoughts, emotions and behaviors using real world skills and strategies to make lasting change.
Eric’s style is warm, professional, and enjoyable. When a client first comes in, Eric will spend time getting to know the person not just the symptoms. He will take time to conduct a detailed assessment of strengths, areas for growth, and other important areas of one’s life. His clients can then expect to create realistic and specific treatment goals so that they can feel a real sense of progress and direction in and outside of their sessions. He provides a relationship that is client focused, non-judgmental, compassionate and goal oriented.
Eric received his Master of Science in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Rhode Island. He has received experience working in various mental health related areas such as at a well-respected group therapy practice, community-based counseling, and college counseling which enables him to bring a variety of real-world skills and clinical experience to each session.