∑Treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, couple issues, adjustment to chronic physical illness
Ms. Waugh was born in the US and spent part of her childhood/adolescence in South America.
She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and then graduate school at Boston University, with a masterís degree in the history of art.She still knows her way around a museum, but psychotherapy captured her interest and she returned to school to receive masterís degrees in Rehabilitation Counseling and in Social Work, with a specialization in mental health.She worked for several years doing research as well as clinical work with people with chronic physical and psychiatric illness.After completing her masterís degree in social work, Ms. Waugh worked in inpatient psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center, as a clinician and as a faculty member in the Division of Psychiatric Social Work.
In 1990, Ms. Waugh and 4 other clinicians opened their private practice, the Group for Psychotherapy.In addition to her private practice, Ms. Waugh has maintained a consulting faculty appointment in the Division of Psychiatric Social Work, Dept of Psychiatry, at Duke University Medical Center.In the past she has been a supervisor and trainer in couples and family therapy in the Family Studies program at Duke.
Ms. Waugh maintains an interest in and commitment to professional growth.She has been trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).She received postgraduate training in psychodynamic psychotherapy from the Masterson Institute in New York City.She has also received training in the use of clinical hypnosis in psychotherapy practice.
Ms. Waughís community activities have included, among others, board membership in the NC Society for Clinical Social Work, the Chrysalis Foundation for Mental Health, Chatham Animal Rescue and Education, and Eyes Ears Nose and Paws (a service dog training organization).