PSYCHē offers an entire team of support for your family.
We cater to the specific needs of complex families with children and teens dealing with psychological issues including anxiety, depression, self-harm, oppositional behaviors, and suicidal ideation.
When caregivers ensure that kids receive predictable consequences for behavior while simultaneously refusing to treat them as fragile, crazy or bad it maximizes the child's natural capacity to heal and grow. Parent Coaches assist with putting this plan into action. Caregivers receive 24/7 access to a Parent Coach for in-the-moment consultation and support.
Support Where You Are
PSYCHē believes the majority of progress happens outside of the traditional therapy session. On site coaching and interventions in your environment may be what is needed to bring about change. Need a daily phone call for a week or so to get out of a funk? We can do that. Would it help to have someone meet you at the gym for accountability? We can do that too. We do what works.
Dr. Stephanie Vaughn holds a monthly workshop designed to be a "crash course" to help caregivers learn how to manage difficult behavior. This popular class has been known to boost confidence and hope for parents who feel stuck. Attendees learn go-to tips and tricks on how to parent the best for the child they have.
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Whatever the clinical question is, we want to answer it. Because we don't work with insurance companies, we can schedule quickly and provide more thorough assessments. We don't conduct "standard batteries" of tests because each clinical question is different. We tailor the assessment to your needs and your questions. You won't get one more or one less test than is needed to get the job done.
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PSYCHē therapists that practice family therapy:
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...
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...
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...
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...
Caroline is a graduate of Lipscomb University where she obtained her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, with a specialization in conflict management. Caroline is also a Rule 31 Qualified Family Mediator. She completed her undergraduate degree in Music Business from Belmont University and is still actively involved in the music industry. Caroline’s diverse background in psychology, music, sports, and bizarre hobbies contributes to who she is as a therapist.
Caroline specializes in treating adolescents, adults, couples, families and performing artists. She has succeeded in building close relationships with some of the toughest personalities imaginable--because she's the real deal. Caroline has experience working with addiction, self-image issues, self-harm and suicidal ideation, anxiety, depression, perfectionism, relational issues, and existential crisis. Learn More…
Primary Populations: Adolescents and Women
Specialties: Substance Abuse, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Codependency
Nikki is a natural “people person” with a knack for making others smile. As far as client personalities, Nikki is a rare because she does well with them all! She knows how to balance warmth with “keeping it real” to help people feel comfortable, but still challenged. She believes in the power of positive self-talk and is committed to help her clients create a life they think is actually worth living. Nikki specializes in treating substance abuse and addiction, anxiety, depression, codependency, perfectionism, self-esteem issues, and trauma.
Nikki received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from MTSU in 2016 and her undergraduate degree from Austin Peay State University in 2011. Nikki has several years of experience working in mental and behavioral health treatment with a variety of ages including children, adolescents, and adults. Most recently, she has served as a Primary Therapist in a professional women’s residential program specializing in recovery from substance abuse and mood disorders. Learn More…