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“No one wants to take advice from someone who can't manage their own life.”

Stephanie Vaughn, Psy.D.


  • Clinical Psychologist-HSP

  • Associate Professor of Psychology & Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University

  • Expert Consultant for hospitals, clinics, schools

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT)

  • National Speaker for PESI

  • Specializing in challenging and high-risk therapy cases

  • 24/7 Parent Coach for oppositional teen families

Stephanie Vaughn, Psy.D.-Owner

DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™

Dr. Vaughn believes that healthcare can learn something from the hospitality industry. She is dedicated to providing clients with the most highly-trained, responsive, and solid group of therapists possible, and of going above and beyond. She often reminds clients, "I work for you" as she coordinates care from the beginning to the end. When she is in your corner, you can be confident that you will be taken care of.

Dr. Vaughn is a seasoned Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapist (DBT), a national speaker, and has served as an expert consultant for some of the most difficult clinical cases in the U.S. She received her Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree from Argosy University-Atlanta Campus and completed her Doctoral internship at Vanderbilt University where she founded and currently leads their DBT Peer Consultation team. She worked at the Department of Veteran Affairs in the PTSD Intensive Program where she conducted Prolonged Exposure (PE)  for combat veterans and women with Military Sexual Trauma.  She served for 6 years as a provider for Logistics Health Incorporated (LHI) conducting fitness-for-duty evaluations for soldiers preparing to enter the military. She is a graduate of the first DBT intensive training for private practice clinicians and is Board Certified in DBT by the founder, Marsha Linehan, Ph.D.

Dr. Vaughn has worked with a variety of clientele and is known for being upfront and candid. She believes that it is a therapist's job to express a clinical opinion, regardless of it's popularity, and she does not shy away from saying the difficult things. 

Dr. Vaughn assists hospitals, clinics, and individual therapists in developing DBT programs, problem-solving unique situations, and facilitating rapid change. You are welcome to email or call for more information and consultation rates.

Dr. Vaughn travels the country as a clinical educator for PESI and schedules private workshops and trainings. In Nashville, she instructs medical residents, psychology students, and psychotherapists for Vanderbilt University. She is a clinical supervisor for each of the therapists on her team and is available to them 24/7 for consultation. 

Dr. Vaughn is the parent of 2 fantastically behaved (and happy) teens (twins) as well as 3 less well-behaved little dogs. She is a fan of the show "Scandal" and loves her staff, running, getting up early, reading, and believing the best of people.