Vaughn M. Bryant, III, PhD has been a mental healthcare provider for 30 years. His career has included work in college and universities, mental health clinics, hospitals, substance use disorder treatment centers, military hospital and church pastoral care ministry. He is licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT-S), Professional Counselor (LPC-S) and Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC-CCS). He also holds supervisor status on all three of those professional license boards. Vaughn has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology, Master of Arts (MA) in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychology and Christian Counseling.
Vaughn has spent most of his career working at the intersection of pastoral care and mental health care. Vaughn spent 10 years in full time church ministry as Director of Pastoral Counseling and Family Life Ministry. He also spent 10 years in a full-time inpatient mental healthcare facility as manager of Spiritual Care and Staff Development. Vaughn’s education, training and experience has uniquely equipped him to integrate mental healthcare and pastoral care in such a way to honor the individual’s faith and challenge them to reorganize dysfunctional patterns of their life into more effective ways of being.