Danielle Vaughn

Danielle has a Masters of Social Work from Colorado State University, a Masters of Arts from the University of Denver, and a Bachelors of Science in Anthropology from Kansas State University. Before coming to CAPS, Danielle worked as a Mental Health Therapist at a crisis center in Colorado where she conducted crisis assessments and provided brief, short-term interventions to individuals, couples, and families. Danielle also has experience as a Functional Family Therapist and has worked with a variety of populations within psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment facilities, and intensive home-based residential programs.

Danielle approaches treatment from a relational psychodynamic lens and recognizes the importance that the therapeutic relationship has with regards to individual growth. She strives to create a safe, affirming, and empathetic environment where clients feel heard, understood, and empowered to become their best selves.




  • MSW, Colorado State University
  • MA, University of Denver
  • BS, Kansas State University

The thing I'd most like to do

I'd love to go to the Maldives one day and have one of those picturesque vacations where you can't help but think, "Now THAT person is relaxed!" I'd also love to just play with puppies all day long and somehow get paid for it. They're lofty goals, I know, but I dream big.

Areas of interest

Anxiety, depression, mood disorders, crisis counseling, social justice, grief and loss, attachment, relational issues