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

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Lora J. Vaughan, MA, LCPC, Board Approved Supervisor


EDUCATION:


  • Loyola College in Maryland - Baltimore, Maryland
    • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor   (LCPC)
    • December 2008
  • Loyola College in Maryland - Baltimore, Maryland
    •  Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
    • September 2003
  • Western Michigan University  - Kalamazoo, Michigan
    • Bachelor of Science in Psychology and French (Double Major)
    • April 1999


CLINICAL EXPERIENCE:


Individual Private Practice – Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

  • December 2008 – Present
  • Individual therapy working with adults and adolescents: specializing in Trauma Disorders (PTSD, Dissociative Disorders, DID), Mood Disorders (Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder), Anxiety Disorders, and Borderline Personality Disorder.
  • DBT Skills Group for Adults: I lead a weekly DBT skills group that addresses improving and coping skills related to core mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance.
  • DBT Skills Group for Adolescents: Group forming now.
  • Group Psychotherapy for Trauma Survivors: Group forming now.

Crossroads Counseling Center - Psychology Associate

  • February 2004 – December 2008
  • Supervisor: Daniel Nothmann, Psy.D. (License # 3666)
  • Individual therapy: specializing in Trauma Disorders (PTSD, Dissociative Disorders, DID), Major Depression, and Borderline Personality Disorder
  • DBT Skills Group: I led a weekly DBT skills group that addresses improving functioning and coping skills related to core mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance.

 

Sheppard Pratt Health System (Baltimore Campus)

  • Patient Coordinator for the Trauma Disorders Day Hospital
    • January 2002 – February 2005
    • Supervisor: Seanne Bailey, LCPC, Director of the Consolidated Day Hospital
    • Provided treatment for adult individuals with a trauma history; diagnoses treated included: PTSD, Dissociative Disorder NOS, DID, Major Depressive Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorder NOS, and Eating Disorders.
    • Engaged in Responsibilities of Case Management
    • Involved in Group Facilitation
    • Worked Collaboratively with Treatment Team (Inpatient, Outpatient, and Day Hospital)
    • Introduced DBT Skills Group to the Trauma Day Hospital


Sheppard Pratt Health System (Baltimore Campus)

  • Mental Health Worker for the Trauma Disorders Inpatient Unit
    • October 2000 – January 2002
    • Supervisors: Pam Prodey, RN and Allison Lee, RN
    • Provided treatment for adult individuals with a trauma history who were also acutely suicidal and/or engaging in self-harming behaviors; diagnoses treated included: PTSD, Dissociative Disorder NOS, DID, Major Depressive Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorder NOS, and Eating Disorders.
    • Responsibilities included: crisis intervention, 1:1 check-ins with patients, patient rounds, maintaining a safe unit, co-leading groups, documenting patient progress or difficulties, communicating with the treatment team, and attending weekly clinical supervision facilitated by Dr. Richard Loewenstein and Dr. Susan Wait.
    • Lead the psycho-educational symptom management group “Containment I.”


SPECIALIZED CLINICAL TRAINING


Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

  • DBT Intensive Training Course - June 2003 – December 2003
    • Instructed by Suzanne Witterholt, M.D., and Cedar Koons, MSW
    • Received extensive training on the fundamentals of DBT and how to apply those concepts and skills to individual therapy and to skills groups.
    • Developed a protocol for initiating a DBT program that could be added to the current treatment protocol being used at Sheppard Pratt on the Trauma Disorders Units.
  • Advanced Topics in DBT with Special Emphasis on Adolescents - June 2006
    • Instructed by Charlie Swenson, M.D., and Alec Miller, Psy.D.
    • Addressed core treatment issues in working with adolescents with Borderline Personality Disorder.

 

PROFESSIONAL LECTURES


  • September 2005 - Trauma Disorders Professional Study Group.
    • Introduction to DBT
    • Information regarding DBT Skills Group


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS


  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors of Maryland (LCPCM)
  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
  • International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD)