Eric Gaughan, Ph.D.

Therapist
Psychologist at Gaughan Psychological Services, LLC
Overland Park Kansas 66211

913-562-9588

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Contact Information

  • Practice
  • Gaughan Psychological Services, LLC
  • Position
  • Psychologist
  • Phone Number
  • 913-562-9588
  • Location
  • Gaughan Psychological Services, LLC
    4400 College Boulevard, Suite 190
    Overland Park, KS 66211
    United States

Practice Details

  • Work With

  • Office Visit, adults
  • Message from Therapist

  • Welcome to my practice and thank you for considering my services. I am a Catholic psychologist with experience and expertise treating a wide range of issues and difficulties, including depression, anxiety/stress, anger, relationship problems, addiction, poor self-image, and adjustment issues related to medical conditions. I work with adults age 18 and over using empirically supported cognitive-behavioral interventions integrated within the framework of Catholic beliefs and principles.

    My mission is to help you achieve wellness, which can only be fully understood within the context of the Catholic faith. As a psychologist with doctoral training, I have worked with a variety of mental health professionals in myriad settings. I am also keenly interested in and closely follow psychological theory and research trends, particularly those related to the definition and treatment of various psychological issues. Consistent with research revealing a near absence of spiritual beliefs and practices among a large portion of mental health professionals, it has unfortunately been my experience that many therapists operate from a secular worldview that emphasizes relativistic attitudes incongruent with authentic Christian living and, consequently, are more apt to offer treatment recommendations and interventions that are misguided from the perspective of Catholic teaching. I have found this arrangement to often be unhelpful and, at times, detrimental to achieving full wellness. As such, I consider it a privilege to operate an independent practice in which I can serve my Catholic clients by integrating empirically supported psychotherapeutic techniques with the guidance of scripture and the Church to provide care aimed at true wellness.

    Of course, my approach to psychotherapy does not mean that you must be a practicing Catholic to benefit from my services. For those of other to no faith traditions, I am able to provide the same empirically validated psychological interventions to help you move toward healing by changing negative thought and behavior patterns, improving emotional health and relationships, and solving current problems.  

    I encourage you to visit my practice website (www.gauganpsychkc.com) to learn more about my services, and I invite you to get started with our work together with an initial phone consultation at no charge (913-562-9588). During this consultation, we will discuss the issues you are seeking help with and questions you may have about my practice. I look forward to helping you more effectively pursue the life you desire.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Gaughan

  • Other Office Info

  • City
  • Kansas City
  • State
  • MO
  • Zip
  • 64145
  • Practice Info

  • Bio:
  • Dr. Gaughan received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Missouri and his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Georgia. He completed his predoctoral internship in clinical and forensic psychology at the United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Missouri, and his postdoctoral fellowship in forensic psychology at the Center for Behavioral Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri. He then served as a staff psychologist at Truman Medical Centers, where he provided psychotherapy and behavioral health consultation and conducted a variety of psychological assessments within various medical clinics and programs. In addition, he served as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, where he trained and supervised psychiatry residents and predoctoral psychology interns in cognitive-behavioral therapy.

    Dr. Gaughan founded his private practice, Gaughan Psychological Services, LLC, in 2013. He has served as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at Rockhurst University since 2012. He has co-authored publications in various professional research journals, including the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Journal of Personality, Journal of Personality Disorders, and Assessment. He has served as an ad-hoc reviewer for multiple professional journals and presented at several national conferences, including those of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy.

    Dr. Gaughan and his wife and three children are parishioners of St. Thomas More parish in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Accepted Forms of Payments
  • Cash, check, credit/debit card, and HSA/FSA card
  • Credentials, Training, Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology - University of Georgia
    M.S. in Clinical Psychology - University of Georgia
    B.A in Psychology - University of Missouri
  • What licenses do you currently hold?:
  • Psychologist (States of Missouri and Kansas)
  • Are you in private practice?:
  • Yes
  • Are you available to provide supervision services?:
  • No
  • Do you participate in any insurance plans?:
  • No
  • If yes, please list:
  • Although I do not accept insurance as a form of payment and am not an in-network participating provider for any insurance plans, my services may be covered as out-of-network for managed care plans. I can supply you with a billing statement that you can use to apply for reimbursement through your insurance carrier. Please note, however, that reimbursement from your insurer is not guaranteed, and Medicare-eligible patients may not seek reimbursement from Medicare or their supplemental coverage for services provided by me.

    If you are interested in seeking reimbursement from your insurance carrier, I recommend you contact your insurer about your coverage prior to your first appointment. Please do not hesitate to ask me if you have any questions about this process.
  • Telephone/Video counseling:
  • In certain circumstances
  • Please list all languages that you speak:
  • English
  • I treat the following:
  • Individuals, Chemically Dependent/Mentally Ill, Addictions, Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Psychotic Disorders
  • Other Specialties:
  • Anger, Adjustment difficulties related to medical issues
  • I use the following methods:
  • Prayer, Behavior Techniques, Cognitive Techniques, R.E.B. (Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy
  • Are You A Practicing Catholic?
  • Yes

More About Eric Gaughan, Ph.D.

As noted above, I treat a variety of psychological difficulties and behavioral problems. With my experiences working in a multitude of settings, including traditional outpatient clinics, an inpatient psychiatric hospital, a major medical center, federal and state prisons, and county jails, I have been blessed with the opportunity to serve a diversity of individuals with a range of psychological issues. I look forward to using my training and expertise to help you more effectively cope with those issues that are interfering with you living your life to the fullest.

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