I offer individual and couples psychotherapy online; built on twenty years of experience in clinics and private practice in the US (GA & NC) , Turkey, and online with clients from all over the world.
I also offer facilitation for Focusing and generative dialogues.
I am an IMAGO Relationship Therapist and Consultant, with advanced training.
I work with individuals and couples who are wanting to move beyond stuckness in their lives with in-depth understanding and more meaningful connections. Sometimes the stuckness can show up as panic attacks or anger issues, or maybe indecision, depression or a creative block . Often in exploring the “problem” and our reality, we find the way beyond and what our psyches are calling us towards.
I like to play with words and their associations. If you look up the origins of the word psychotherapy, one possible translation is the act of healing life. “Psyche”’s original meaning was life, and “therapy” means healing. The better known meaning of psychotherapy is the healing of the soul- to me the soul is our capacity to experience and express life.
I love to think of the work we do as a service: serving another with the aim of healing our contact with life as it shows up in us.
Ruptures, repair, stuckness, working through and healing are the natural patterns of how life shows up and creates new life. Psychotherapy is one way we take up this work.
I have twenty years on this journey in various settings. I accompanied many people through times of suffering & moments of joy.
Through this, I was supported by my background & training, mentors and colleagues; most importantly learning from the people I worked with, our successes and mistakes.
I provide a space where there is room for not-knowing, tears and celebration, questions, challenging, laughter, conflict and more as shifts of awareness gradually emerge and new pockets of life open…
Please contact me if you’re curious about working together.
I work with individuals and couples who are wanting to move beyond stuckness in their lives with a deeper understanding and meaningful connections. Sometimes the stuckness can show up as panic attacks or anger issues, or maybe indecision, depression or a creative block . Often in exploring the “problem” and our reality, we find the way beyond and what our psyches are calling us towards.
During our work we listen to the subtle movements, language and patterns that underlie your choices and what is trying to come forward and be heard in your life. This is particularly informed by the experiential-somatic approach of Focusing . Learning to listen to the story and wisdom of our bodily process -also as the unconscious- is a powerful tool towards greater choice.
My background includes person-centered, experiential and psychodynamic theory. I primarily embrace approaches to psychotherapy that work with the body and engage with the unconscious (depth psychology).
I am an IMAGO Relationship Therapist and Consultant with advanced training. I use this approach both with couples and individuals, who find it uniquely helpful in grasping how the unconscious guides their relationships choices.
I am also a faculty member of the IITI (Imago international Training Institute), involved in training clinicians in the Imago Relationship Therapy approach.
I look forward to our meeting and creating a space for meaningful change. Reach out to me with any questions.
University of West Georgia, USA
PhD in Psychology * 2015
University of West Georgia, USA
Masters of Arts in Psychology * 2003
Licensed Professional Counselor – Georgia, USA
Licensed Mental Health Counselor- North Carolina, USA
Distance Credentialed Counselor (specialized training in online psychotherapy)
Certified IMAGO Relationship Therapist
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Halcyon Psychotherapy and Counseling/ Alcyone Online Psychotherapy and Consulting
2006-2017, Smyrna, GA ; Asheville NC
Ridgeview Institute, Smyrna, GA 2005-2015
Clinician, Psychotherapist, Lecturer
Tanner Behavioral Health Carrollton, GA 2003-2005
Banu Ibaoglu Vaughn, PhD, LPC
Phone- Text: +1470-223-5139
Whatsapp: +90 539 6731899