Building Strong Families


Building Strong Families What does the word family mean and how do we make strong families? The word family has changed over time.  Some people may think of family as their parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, and uncles. Others may expand the definition to close friends or neighbors. The constructs of a family are diverse. However, [...]

Building Strong Families2020-06-06T17:58:27+00:00

Making the “new normal” normal


Making the "New Normal" normal Counselor Mike Vaughn tells us how to live in the "now" and reduce anxiety about the future

Making the “new normal” normal2020-05-20T13:35:36+00:00

Coronavirus – Anxiety & Depression


How the Coronavirus Pandemic Could Exacerbate Anxiety and Depression. Keeping Yourself Healthy Through It. This pandemic with its rules for social distancing, staying quarantined in our homes, having to isolate from family and friends. Not being able to work and do the things people naturally do or activities that you enjoy like attending church, exercise [...]

Coronavirus – Anxiety & Depression2020-04-29T15:17:40+00:00

Living Embodied and Relational During Stay at Home


Living Embodied and Relational During Stay at Home Stay at Home…don’t go out unless you need to…you are trying… and yet, are you tired, worn out, irritable, and angry the longer this goes on?  Having emotional ups and downs, anxiety, sadness, anger, and feeling powerless are all normal responses when our bodies and spirits are [...]

Living Embodied and Relational During Stay at Home2020-04-21T12:00:05+00:00

Coronavirus:  Ways to Cope with Anxiety


Coronavirus:  Ways to Cope with Anxiety Click here to see therapist Mike Vaughn on Charlotte Today talking about ways to cope with anxiety concerning the Coronavirus.    

Coronavirus:  Ways to Cope with Anxiety2020-03-25T23:42:25+00:00

Helping a Loved One with an Eating Disorder


Helping a Loved One with an Eating Disorder According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Eating Disorders, at least 30 million people in the U.S. of all genders and ages suffer from an eating disorder ( Perhaps a loved one in your family or a close friend in your circle are [...]

Helping a Loved One with an Eating Disorder2020-03-10T16:46:25+00:00

What Children Can Do to Marriage


See Mike Vaughn on Charlotte today speaking about what children can do to marriage.  

What Children Can Do to Marriage2020-03-03T23:51:17+00:00



THE NECESSITY OF BEAUTY Practicing mindfulness can be the beginning of kindness to your heart, soul, mind, and body. Mindfulness is being present in the moment without judgement and without trying to change it.  It is the practice of observing/wordless watching through the senses.  It is focused attention and growing awareness through our senses.  If [...]

THE NECESSITY OF BEAUTY2020-02-12T21:38:09+00:00



Longing Recently I was reading the book Unwanted, by Jay Stringer; in which he writes about the process of healing from sexual brokenness. He writes about the need to look at those things that bind us, through the lens of what we really need. In a similar vein I have often asked my clients to [...]