Stephanie Vaughn, Psy.D.

Psychē, PLLC Vanderbilt University

Stephanie Vaughn, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist-HSP, is the owner of Psychē, PLLC, a boutique outpatient therapy practice located in the Gulch area of Nashville, specializing in treating adults and adolescents utilizing cognitive-behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). She is an associate faculty member at Vanderbilt University for both the Psychology and Psychiatry Departments and is active in the teaching and supervision of Psychology students, counseling students, and psychiatry residents.

She founded and currently leads Vanderbilt’s DBT Peer Consultation Group and has served as a trainer and consultant for a variety of institutions, including the Department of Defense, Kennedy Krieger Hospital in Baltimore, Jacksonville Naval Hospital, Kentucky State Hospital, and Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base.

Dr. Vaughn is 1 of only 2 DBT-Linehan board-certified clinicians in Tennessee and is considered to be an expert within the field of DBT in treating therapy-interfering behaviors and managing high-risk and oppositional adolescent behavior. In addition to private practice, she has served as the interim Director of a women’s residential treatment center for substance use disorders. She worked for 2 years in the intensive PTSD program at the Nashville Department of Veteran Affairs with soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq and female soldiers who experienced military sexual trauma. She is a national speaker and educator on DBT and prolonged exposure for PTSD.