Shemya  Vaughn
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Shemya Vaughn

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, CRC PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California, Missouri Accepting Online

All video consultations and therapy sessions are scheduled Monday - Thursday.

Updated January 22, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Trauma
  • Childhood trauma
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)

Professional statement

I specialize in working with people who are in the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ community and because these are the primary populations I serve; I aim to decolonize therapy so that it benefits people with diverse cultural needs.

My main approach is to be supportive, validate your lived experience, provide you with honest feedback, and help you explore your options as you heal. To help you achieve your counseling goals, I use a variety of methods including cognitive behavior therapy, narrative therapy, and person-centered planning.

My clinical training includes crisis counseling and psychiatric rehabilitation at Edgewood/Great Circle (St. Louis, Missouri), diagnostic interviewing at the Missouri Institute of Mental Health (St. Louis, MO), psychotherapy at PAR Rehabilitation Services (Lansing, MI), and solution focused therapy with high school students in special education programs at Mission High School (San Francisco, CA).

I am licensed in both California and Missouri and provide virtual therapy sessions Monday - Thursday in the afternoon and evening.


Message to clients

Congratulations on starting or continuing your therapy journey!

You and I can work together to help you thrive despite your anxiety, to help you connect with others while living with depression symptoms, and how to love yourself after experiencing trauma.

I am affirming of whatever sexual and gender identity that makes you who you are. I will celebrate who you are and what you add to this world.

I like working with clients going through a transition, clients who are on a healing journey, and clients trying to find a new path forward. If this is you, I would be honored to help you find the right path on your journey.

You do not have to just survive; you can also learn to thrive.


Specialties

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

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Insurance

  • Aetna (in-network in CA, MO)
  • Cigna (in-network in CA, MO)
  • Optum (in-network in CA, MO)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $215 (60min)
  • Initial session: $215 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

For clients who use Loveland vouchers, I accept the maximum reimbursement of 120.00 per session. You are not billed for the balance.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 1pm - 8:30pm
  • Tue 1pm - 8:30pm
  • Wed 1pm - 8:30pm
  • Thu 1pm - 8:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Missouri)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 1pm - 8:30pm
  • Tue 1pm - 8:30pm
  • Wed 1pm - 8:30pm
  • Thu 1pm - 8:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 15 years


Michigan State University, PhD in Rehabilitation Counselor Education, 2009
Maryville University, Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, 2004


Licensure

California: 11850

Missouri: 2014002625


Languages

English