Joe Gray Vaughan
He/Him/HisLicensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Joe Gray Vaughan is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Providence, RI who specializes in helping people overcome painful thoughts and emotions that interfere with valued living. Joe is experienced treating substance abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, academic stress, and workplace problems.
Joe’s holistic treatment approach is grounded in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) while incorporating other treatment modalities including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), yoga, and mindfulness practices. Joe works with his clients to identify clear values and goals and overcome the barriers that are holding them back
When working with clients with a history of trauma, Joe helps clients understand and control their physical and emotional symptoms. He teaches skills that can help them regulate their emotions and become more grounded. Having had training in the mental benefits of yoga, Joe incorporates mind-body work in his sessions, when appropriate. When he first meets a new client, his first focus is helping them feel safe and comfortable. His sessions are client-led, and he will never force a client to talk about something until they are ready.
Joe cares deeply for his clients and is there to help them identify what values are important to them and what they want out of life. Prior to starting his private practice, Joe worked as a lead clinician at a substance use clinic. He received his MA at Rhode Island College. His office is easily accessible from downtown Providence and College Hill.
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses
College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.
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
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 9 years
Private Practice, 2019 - Present
Butler Hospital, 2016 - 2019
Stanley Street Treatment and Recovery, 2013 - 2016
Rhode Island College, MA, 2014
University of Rochester, BA, 2006
Rhode Island: MHC00774