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Vanessa Vaughter

Staff Therapist

  • Master of Divinity
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Practice Locations
  • First United Methodist Church of Richardson
Life Stages
  • Adolescents, 13-17 years
  • College, Young Adults
  • Adults
  • Seniors, 65+ years
Areas of Focus
  • Depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts
  • Domestic violence recovery
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy)
  • Guilt and shame
  • LGBTQ+
  • Sexual abuse, childhood sexual abuse
  • Trauma
  • English

My goal is to create a safe, sacred space for my clients to discover who they are and who they're called to be. I'm able to do this through counseling that's nonjudgmental, open and welcoming. It's about what happened to you, not what's wrong with you.

If you're feeling overwhelmed, overloaded and overworked, I help equip you with tools for coping, allowing the healing process to happen. It's a privilege to walk alongside you in this journey.

Additional areas of focus:
Depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts
Domestic violence recovery
Faith and spirituality
Guilt and shame
Identity and self-image
Life changes/transitions
School-related issues
Sexual abuse, childhood sexual abuse
Stress management
Women's issues, young women


  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)