Vaughan Counseling Services, LLC
Treating trauma, mood, and personality disorders
Lora J. Vaughan, MA, LCPC
Board Approved Supervisor

Lora J. Vaughan, MA, LCPC

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), and Board Approved Supervisor, located in Silver Spring, MD. As you embark on choosing a therapist, a skills group, or psychotherapy group, I hope you find the information in this website helpful in making your decision.

I work with adults with trauma related disorders including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Dissociative Disorders including Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). My therapeutic approach usually involves Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and/or Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), though I may use other theories or approaches depending on the needs of the client and the therapeutic process.

I received my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Maryland in September of 2003. I continued my education at Loyola University Maryland and became licensed as an LCPC in December of 2008.

I have over twenty years of clinical experience working with trauma survivors in inpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient settings. While employed at Sheppard Pratt Health System, I received extensive training on Trauma Disorders and how to work with individuals struggling to manage a variety of symptoms. I led several groups, both on the Trauma Inpatient Unit as well as in the Trauma Day Hospital, including symptom management skills for PTSD and Dissociation, group psychotherapy, and DBT skills. In February 2004 I transitioned to private practice and began working with clients in individual therapy as well as starting my outpatient DBT skills group.

I am a patient and caring person who sees my clients as individuals, not just as their diagnosis. I am able to see the potential that each of my clients has, especially when they are unable to see it or believe it themselves. I ultimately want to help my clients gain self-awareness and approach life mindfully so they may make the needed changes in their lives to develop the life they ultimately want to live.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like any additional information or if you have any questions you would like to discuss with me. I look forward to hearing from you!