Maggie Vaughan


Maggie Vaughan


Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - 000-983
Secondary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - 42891
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Dr. Vaughan & associates are out-of-network providers. Claims can be submitted to your insurance company for your reimbursement. For clients without out-of-network benefits for whom the standard fee is unaffordable, associates offer reduced-fee sessions.
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New York, New York 10019
New York, New York 10019

My Approach to Helping

Dr. Vaughan offers couples\' and individual therapy to adults and specializes in relational concerns, anxiety and depressive disorders, and problems pertaining to self-image.

Her theoretical approach is an eclectic one, deriving from several psychoanalytic schools of thought as well as cognitive-behavioral theory. The psychoanalytic component of Dr. Vaughan\'s work helps clients become aware of previously unconscious aspects of themselves, including problematic ones, like ineffective decision-making and interpersonal patterns. Cognitive work assists clients in finding adaptive ways of perceiving themselves, others, and circumstances. Behavioral interventions involve the teaching of skills needed for effective coping, communication, self-care, and symptom relief.

As outdated behaviors and perceptions are identified and modified, clients report increased well-being and self-efficacy. Free from the internal constraints that formerly hindered them, clients ultimately find themselves living fully and authentically.

More Info About My Practice

Maggie C. Vaughan, MFT, PhD, founder and director of Happy Apple NYC, works with individuals, couples, and families, specializing in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and relationships. She and her associates often treat other common issues such as life transitions, family struggles, grief, low self-esteem, trauma, and stress.

Dr. Vaughan’s approach is non-judgmental and empathic, though at times challenging. Her interventions draw from several theories including attachment, existential, interpersonal and, cognitive-behavioral. Therapy aims to provide immediate relief as well as long-term adjustment and self-actualization. Clients who are focused on personal growth develop insight, coping mechanisms, new perspectives, and ways of interacting that generate positive change and a sense of well-being.

Licensed in California, New Jersey, and New York, Dr. Vaughan is a graduate of Duke University, the California Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology and the University of Southern California. Several media outlets such as The Learning Channel and BBC Radio have featured her work. She has been named “Best Marriage Counselor” by The Manhattan Award Program, “Best in Counseling and Mental Health” by the Best Businesses of Manhattan Award Program, and awarded the “Counseling and Mental Health Excellence” Honor by The Manhattan Small Business Excellence Awards program.

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Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Intervention
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    Dr. Vaughan believes that all people, whether highly adjusted or greatly struggling, can benefit from psychotherapy. No problem is too big or too small, too common or rare. Clients should feel free to share any and all concerns with Dr. Vaughan & her associates, who are strongly committed to non-judgmentalism and confidentiality. Therapy can alleviate acute suffering but can also facilitate relatively minor, yet rewarding, changes such as elevated confidence and improved interpersonal skills. Clients might choose to engage in therapy for a brief period to address a specific concern, or for an indefinite amount of time in order to maximize their personal potential and degree of life satisfaction. We work with Children, Teens, & Adults.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Terminal Illness
  • Trichotillomania
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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