Sierra Vaughan-Gabor

Position at CCPH: Post Graduate Fellow.

Year joined UMass: 2019.

Clinical Interests: My interest is in connecting with people in a collaborative, empowering, and authentic way. I have a deep interest in supporting young adults and adults navigating a huge range of concerns which include (but is not limited to): complex trauma, anxiety, depression, exploration of substance use, addiction (self/others), identity exploration, transitions, as well as experiences around power and oppression.

My clinical lens primarily uses a psychodynamic frame that integrates relational, attachment, mindfulness, and social justice approaches. I believe in the importance of creating room for discussion around the impact of larger systems and how this connects with more individual therapeutic work.

Education: MSW from Smith School for Social Work; BA Hampshire College.

Professional Experience:  Psychotherapy with individuals, families, and groups. Past work experiences include inpatient addiction rehabilitation, inpatient residential treatment, neurofeedback therapy, and college counselling.

More about: I am originally from Chicago, but have fallen for New England over the past 10 years, especially the fall season. I enjoy cooking, aerial circus, live music, starry nights, and sci-fi shows.