Hunter Vaughn

Hunter Vaughn (He/Him)

Clinical Psychologist


TELEHEALTH ONLY during COVID-19 crisis. I am a licensed psychologist specializing in providing culturally responsive therapy to LGBTQ people and other diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. I help people address a variety of concerns, primarily through individual therapy and couples counseling.

Client Status

not accepting clients



At a Glance


Rate: $165-$295

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2007

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Family
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • First Choice Health
  • PacificSource

I approach therapy as a collaborative process, recognizing that you and I both contribute valuable knowledge and expertise to our work. My experience is that when we combine our efforts, we are able to develop creative, personalized, and powerful ways for you to be more effective, engaged, and satisfied in life. I draw from a variety of psychological theories and techniques to tailor therapy to your particular strengths, goals, needs, and personality. For instance, we may work at increasing our understanding of your emotional experiences & why they occur; challenging & changing ways of being or thinking that no longer work for you; processing or reconceptualizing experiences & relationships; etc. Occasional “experiments” between sessions help to reinforce or inform our work; whether the experiment “succeeds” or “fails” we have new data. The overarching goal is to help you get unstuck, increase your understanding of yourself, & enhance your ability to adapt to and enjoy your life.

I earned my doctorate in clinical psychology from Pacific University in 2012 and have been working as a mental health therapist since 2007. I've worked in a variety of settings including community mental health and college counseling centers, gaining experience and training spanning all ages, many cultures, and the full range of socioeconomic statuses. I'm trained in a variety of theoretical and technical approaches to therapy, which allows me to tailor therapy to a client's particular needs, strengths, and situation. I continue to seek training, knowledge, and experience in working with all types of clients, but especially those identifying as sexual, gender, and ethnic/cultural minorities.

Issues I Treat


  • LGBTQ Issues External link

    Since my undergraduate years, I've focused on developing my knowledge & skills for working with LGBTQ individuals, couples, & families. This passion extends to my graduate research with lesbian co-mother families, my clinical experience & training, and the focus of my practice. LGBTQ individuals have unique experiences, needs, strengths, & concerns. I strive to honor & incorporate these in therapy

  • Gender Identity External link

    I continuously increase my knowledge and skills for helping clients address Gender Dysphoria. I'm well versed in the WPATH & the emerging 'Informed Consent' standards of care, as well as associated psycho-social challenges (e.g., social anxiety) experienced by transgender and gender-queer people. I help clients to embrace their identities through coming out, social and medical transition, & more.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    My training allows me to work with couples using a variety of approaches including Dan Wile's work, Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, and Gottman's theories and techniques (though I'm not yet certified in EFT-C or Gottman therapy). Couples are unique, multifaceted, and complex, and I strive to help them understand and resolve their conflicts, needs, strengths, and relationship dynamics.

  • Anxiety External link

    I have extensive training & experience helping people address & reduce generalized anxiety, social phobia, panic, trauma-related anxiety, existential anxiety, and more. I use various approaches and techniques depending on the person and the anxiety, including mindfulness, exposure techniques, challenging anxious thoughts, improving insight/awareness, processing experiences, & creating closure.

  • Depression External link

    Depression is one of the most common reasons people seek therapy, & I've worked with clients of all ages to resolve & recover from depression. Using theories & techniques from cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, insight- and relational-oriented therapies, and more, I help people understand why depression arose, when & why it recurs/remains, & how to reduce/eliminate, cope with, & manage it.

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