Eric  Vaught

Eric Vaught


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island Accepting Online

Currently accepting new patients for teletherapy services. Please feel free to set up your free 20 minute consultation call with me today, in the top right hand side of my profile! Create a great day!

Updated February 13, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Values clarification
  • Life purpose & meaning
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

Hello and welcome! My name is Eric Vaught, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I’d like to point out that you are here today and reading this. Which may mean you are looking to create a safe, compassionate, and empowering space for yourself to explore, understand, and improve your life. A place where you can remind yourself of your own unique strengths and areas for growth in a realistic and maybe even fun way? If so, you might just be in the right place!

Do you ever feel like life has been too hard, too often? Do you find yourself struggling at times to manage the thoughts, feelings, and relationships in your life? A sense of surviving, not thriving?

In my therapy sessions with clients, I always strive to create a warm, welcoming, professional, and empowering therapy space. Here, we will make time to better understand your unique situation in life, discover more about what you want from your life, and how to realistically achieve and sustain those goals to obtain your desired mental, emotional, and physical well-being.

I often say to my clients, the skills will work for you, if you work the skills. So if you are prepared to put in some time and effort towards creating your desired life, we may be a great fit for therapy services. Thank you so much for your time and your investment in yourself here today. I look forward to working with you!


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Values clarification - Exploring one’s values, including their origins and how they impact daily decision-making and behaviors; making life changes according to these values and living a life aligned to one’s values

Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island BCBS RI
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $120

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Fri Currently full - not accepting new patients at this time, on this day
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Compassionate Perspectives LLC, Founder / Outpatient Therapist, 2021 - Present
Delta Consultants of South County Inc. (Group Therapy Practice), Private Practitioner / Outpatient Therapist, 2020 - 2021
The North American Family Institute (NAFI), Enhanced Outpatient Clinician, 2017 - 2020
The University of Rhode Island's Couple and Family Therapy Clinic , Counselor , 2015 - 2017
The Compass School , School Based Counselor, 2015 - 2016


Rhode Island: MFT00208