Joe Gray Vaughan

Joe Gray Vaughan

He/Him/His

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Rhode Island Not Accepting Online
Providence Not Accepting In-person

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available Rhode Island therapists on Zencare.

Updated September 22, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Medical professionals' mental health
  • Self-esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Academic challenges

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

I believe that we all have the capacity to achieve more and live a more fulfilling life. I am honored to have the opportunity to have worked with so many courageous and inspiring people and to have helped them on their journeys. Perhaps you feel that your suffering is overwhelming and you cannot see a way out. The good news is that you are not alone, we all suffer and many, many people have found ways to transcend their pain and build better lives. I look forward to meeting you and seeing what we can build together.


Specialties

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.

Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

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

Academic challenges - Addressing underperformance in coursework, school avoidance, and procrastination




Clientele

  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • United Healthcare
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $120 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $120
  • Initial session: $150 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $150 (60min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Providence practice
173 Waterman Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 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


Licensure

Rhode Island: MHC00774


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Joe is soft and gentle. I've had only three sessions with him, though he listens well and has a very warm air to him. As a socially anxious person, this takes away any malaise I might have coming in."
- Zencare client • November 2019