Susan Carole Vaughan, M.D.

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Psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice with interest in trauma, sexuality and gender.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychosis
  • Psychotherapy
  • Social Anxiety Disorder

Academic Appointments

  • Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital


  • English


  • Female

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Aetna - NYP


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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Internship: St Vincent's Hospital & Med Center
  • Residency: New York State Psychiatric Institute

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry


Selected Publications

  • Vaughan SC: Half Empty, Half Full Understanding the Psychological Roots of Optimism, Harcourt, New York, NY, 2000
  • Vaughan SC: The Talking Cure The Science Behind Psychotherapy, Grosset/Putnam, 1998
  • Auchincloss EA, Vaughan SC: Psychoanalysis and Homosexuality: Do we need a new theory. J of Am Psychoanal. 2001;49: 1157-1186
  • Vaughan SC: Scrambled Eggs. Psychological meanings of new reproductive choices for lesbians. J Infant Child Adolescent Psychotherapy 2007;6: 141-155
  • Vaughan SC: The Dignity of One's Experience: Finding dignity in the lives of LGBTQ people. Chapter in Dignity, S. Akhtar, ed., Routledge, 2015