Ph.D. (Counseling Psychology) – Indiana University

M.S.Ed (Learning and Developmental Sciences) – Indiana University

M.A. (Counseling Psychology) – Arcadia University

B.A. (Psychology) – Rutgers University


I completed my postdoctoral residency at University of California, Davis, Student Health and Counseling Services and my APA accredited predoctoral internship at Kansas State University’s Counseling Services. 

I have a diverse range of experience working in University Counseling Centers, private practice, and community mental health. My clinical training has focused on evidence based practices to treat a wide variety of mental health issues.

Refereed Journal Articles

Vaughan E. L., Martinez, S., Escobar, O. S., & Kratz, L. M. (2016). School factors and alcohol use: The moderating effects of nativity in a national sample of Latino adolescents. Substance Use and Misuse, 51, 742-751.

Vaughan, E. L., Chang, T. K., Escobar, O. S., & de Dios, M. A. (2015). Enrollment in Hispanic serving institutions as a moderator of relationship between drinking norms and quantity of alcohol use among Hispanic college students. Substance Abuse, 36, 314-317

Vaughan E. L., Robbins, M., & Escobar, O. S., (2014). Mental health and physical health predictors of drinking among Latino older adults. Journal of Latino/a Psychology, 2, 214-223.

Escobar, O. S., & Vaughan, E. L. (2014). Public and private religiosity and substance use among Latino emerging adults. Substance Use and Misuse, 49, 1317-1325.

Vaughan, E. L., Kratz, L. M., Escobar, O. S., & Middendorf, K. G. (2013). Latino subgroup as a moderator of the relationship between language usage and alcohol use in a national sample of Latino emerging adults. Journal of Latina/o Psychology, 1, 182-194.

“To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.”

– William James

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