Psychē Nashville Psychologists, Therapists, and Counselors
DBT and CBT Therapy in Nashville for Adults and Adolescents. Treating Depression, Anxiety, and Personality Disorders.

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No one wants to take advice from someone who can’t manage their own life
— Stephanie Vaughn, PsyD

Stephanie Vaughn, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist-HSP
Owner & Clinical Director

$275 Standard Individual Session

Primary Populations: men, Parents of suicidal or defiant teens, Couples, Professionals, & High profile occupations

Specialties: Certified by the DBT-Linehan Board Of Certification, Certified Clinician™, prolonged exposure for trauma, Exposure & Response Prevention (EX/RP) for oCD, & career/relationship coaching

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.  Learn More...


Don’t just talk about doing it-do it now.
— Sarah Kmita, LPC-MHSP

Sarah Kmita, LPC-MHSP
Partner
& Clinical Supervisor

$190 Standard Individual Session

Primary Populations: women, Parents of suicidal or defiant teens, Professionals, & college students

Specialties: Dialectical Behavior therapy (DBT), prolonged exposure therapy for trauma, parent coaching

Sarah is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, Rule 31 Listed Family Mediator, and PSYCHē supervisor who utilizes Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with her clients. She helped pioneer PSYCHē's, Environmental Intervention™ (EV) Program, working with clients in their homes and places of business to meet very specific needs. Sarah completed her undergraduate degree at The University of Tennessee at Knoxville and her graduate degree at Lipscomb University. Sarah previously worked at Skyline Madison Campus Psychiatric Hospital as a therapist on the adolescent unit and is adept at facilitating the hospitalization process.

She is notorious for dotting her i's and crossing her t's and has joined Dr. Vaughn in consulting and intervening on multiple difficult cases.  She is elegantly diplomatic, while managing to also challenge clients to reach new levels.  Learn More...


It’s never too late or too soon to be honest.
— Jen Biddle, LPC-MHSP

Jennifer Biddle, LPC-MHSP

$190 Standard Individual Session

Primary Populations: All ages & gender identities

Specialties: Gottman couples therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), parent coaching, & substance abuse issues

Jen has a fantastic reputation as a therapist in Nashville for her success in working with clients of all ages. She loves working with couples, people with mood disorders (especially Bipolar Disorder!), trauma, and substance abuse. Jen has worked as a private practitioner, in-home family counselor, and residential therapist. Not only that, but she is currently working on getting a doctorate degree! She loves a good challenge and has the magic touch when it comes to clients who have trouble opening up.

In addition to being a master DBT therapist, Jen has also completed 3 levels of training in the well-researched Gottman Method for working with couples and is headed toward full certification. She firmly believes couples should not leave therapy feeling more hopeless than when they got to her office in the first place.   Learn More...


Therapy doesn’t have to suck.
— Lauren "lilly" Martin, LPC-MHSP

Lauren Ruth Martin, LPC-MHSP

$190 Standard Individual Session

Primary Populations: Young women, teens, & Men

Specialties: RO-DBT Intensively Trained, eating disorders, pregnancy & postpartum issues, Chronic Depression

Lauren Ruth Martin is a breath of fresh air. She is a favorite of multiple clients, both adolescent and adult, and believes therapy should be anything but boring. Lauren practices from the philosophy that feeling "stuck" is actually good news because it is a signal that something needs to change. Her therapy style is both educational and emotionally charged. Her approachable demeanor makes it easy to open up and her non-judgmental stance eliminates shame. Around the office, "Lilly" is always the one who makes us smile. She never gives up on her clients and she has a way of always being able to see both sides of a situation. She loves, loves to help clients with severe and pervasive depression. Let a little Lilly light in!

Lauren is intensively trained Radically-Open DBT (RO-DBT), a specialized treatment for Chronic Depression, Anorexia-Nervosa, and disorders of Over-Control (OC) . Radically-Open DBT promotes openness, flexibility, and direct communication. Lauren has shown proficiency working with depression, anxiety, phase of life issues, codependency, self-harm, suicidality, and self-esteem issues. Lauren practices DBT and Cognitive Behavior Therapy to fidelity, specializing in AdolescentsLearn More...


I already took care of it.
— David Carrillo, lpc-mhsp

David Carrillo, LPC-MHSP

$190 Standard Individual Session

Primary Populations: Adults & adolescent males

Specialities: sports related issues, substance abuse, Social Phobia, Anxiety Disorders

David is a Licensed Professional Counselor who completed his undergraduate degree and graduate degree at Lipscomb University. Following his undergraduate education, David enrolled in the Peace Corps and served in the Philippines, where his passion for counseling and psychology began. He previously served as the adolescent unit's lead therapist at Rolling Hills Psychiatric Hospital and served as the Clinical Coordinator for the Young Men's Program at Cumberland Heights Residential Treatment Center. He is a national speaker on the topic of addiction. David's clients appreciate his professional yet humorous approach to counseling.

David specializes in tough cases--period. He is well known for being able to draw out the most withdrawn clients, to make the most angry clients relax, and to earn the respect of the biggest therapy skeptics. The fact that David is a man hasn't hindered any gender from sharing their most sensitive trauma experiences with him while he provides the healthy boundaries necessary for healing. He is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and DBT for mood disorders, trauma, addiction, and behavioral issues. Learn More...


If you don’t take care of yourself you can’t take care of anyone (or anything) else.
— Jacque Huffaker, LPC-MHSP

Jacque Huffaker, LPC-MHSP

$190 Standard Individual Session

Primary Populations: Adults & Parents

Specialties: Applied behavioral analysis

Jacque Huffaker is a natural—she was born to be a therapist (and a parent coach!). She is that rare blend of clinician who possesses both strength and warmth which seem to magically combine to create “just the right fit” for just about any personality type. She can put you at ease while challenging you in the same moment. Jacque knows that it takes guts to spill long-held secrets and raw emotions and believes that anyone willing to take on that challenge deserves the utmost respect. 

If there’s one thing that Jacque is known for, it is being a leader amongst her peers. She is a problem-solver who never backs down from a challenge, while her wry and quirky sense of humor keep her from taking herself too seriously. PSYCHē, PLLC had to wait for 2 long years to talk Jacque into coming on, but it was well worth the wait.  Learn More...


I’m interested in your story
— Catherine McKay, LPC-MHSP

Catherine Mckay, LPC-MHSP

$190 Standard Individual Session

Primary Populations: Adolescents, College students, & Adults with Anxiety

Catherine brings a warm, energetic approach to therapy and her bright outlook on life is contagious to both clients and colleagues. She is a realist and keeps clients on their toes while making it a priority to be one of their biggest supporters. She believes that creating a soothing yet engaging environment in the room helps clients to open up. Her calm and graceful manner hide the fact that she is a powerhouse of productivity and perseverance. The saying around the office is, "If you want something done right--ask Catherine to do it." 

Catherine works with both adolescents and adults. She specializes in treating women with co-occurring disorders, body image issues, compulsive behaviors, depression, and anxiety. She counsels using a compassionate, warm, and customized approach for each client, but don't mistake her for being a pushover--she's a PSYCHē therapist, after all!  Catherine conducts individual therapy, parent coaching, and c0-leads Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills groupsLearn More...