Walking together to discover and cultivate your healthiest, most authentic and vibrant self


The Nature Of…

What IS the nature of… our humanness, our emotions, relationships, our painful patterns that we have a REALLY hard time breaking?  What is the nature of our pain, and how our bodies actually heal themselves through the courageous and mindful experiencing of that pain?  The nature of relationships and how we find true connection in them; the nature of transformation into our most authentic selves?   Through the years as I’ve sat alongside my clients in their healing work – and as I’ve done my own – I’ve become deeply committed to the idea of fully embracing our nature – our true nature that makes us wildly human.

This is not something we’re taught to do. 

We’re taught to stuff it in, shut it down, twist it, suffocate it, and otherwise deny aspects of ourselves in an effort to meld and mold into perfect beings.  Beings who always say the rights things, do the right things, don’t make mistakes ever.  Beings that always wear a smile, that don’t cry or get angry, that are never messy, sloppy, or have total meltdowns on the kitchen floor.  Beings that have picture perfect families, relationships, and careers.  Beings that cannot allow anything imperfect about themselves be seen by others.  Beings far removed from our true nature.  Beings that are no longer aligned with their humanity, and that therefore suffer.  Greatly.

In helping people move toward their healing, growth, and wellness goals, I invite them to become reintroduced to their true nature.  That authentic way of being that allows the natural rise and fall of emotion, is deeply intuitive, and has a rich inner guidance system.  That beautiful, innate nature that, at it’s most basic design, allows our bodies to heal themselves.

Just like the stunning plants, trees, and other things we admire in the natural world, the nature of our bodies is that they, if given what they need, heal themselves.  The nature of our emotions is that they help us heal, teach us, and point us toward what we need in order to thrive.  The nature of our pain is that, while quite uncomfortable and sometimes agonizing, it provides us with healing and transformation.  Pain is our body’s natural signal to us that healing needs to take place.  If we stifle it, we suffer.  If we move through it, we grow. 

This is the nature of our bodies.  Your body can heal and thrive if we listen to it.  Let’s talk about how.


"How do i get started?"

If you'd like to learn more about the counseling process and how to begin, start here.  Or, learn more about my counseling specialties and approach.  The wonderful thing about wellness is that there are many paths, and counseling is just one of them!  As there are many roads to wellness, I like to offer a variety of ways to help you achieve more balance, restoration, and optimal health: 

Have a gander at my blog!

Learn about the various workshops and events I offer and join one of my upcoming events! I offer a range of events such as workshops, community and women’s events, therapeutic intensives, and group retreats, all with the intention of supporting the body in healing itself. Many events are based in the soul-quenching, safe haven of nature.


Elizabeth DeVaughn, MA, LPC-MHSP


I'm so happy you're here. I love this work, and I'd love to share with you why I love it. Please click below to read more about me and why healing is so valuable to me, and also why I love to help people on the same journey. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions or would like to know more.

(615) 389-6150 ~

You can choose courage or you can choose comfort. You cannot have both.
— Brené Brown

This Week’s Wellness Tid Bit!


Current Happenings


New Blogs!

New Posts and video Blogs

Join me as I wonder, wander, frolic, ponder, connect, play, relate, and share my experiences of stumbling, falling, rising, healing, growing, and thriving. This is a special little space where I like to share what I’ve learned and what I’m still learning. Because we’re all in this together.

Happy Brain, Healthy body: Free Nature workshops

Oct. 20th & 26th, 7:30am

Our brains love to wake up to slow, soothing, calm environments. And if you’re anything like me, that happens… all the time, right..?

After you finish laughing, read on.

Let’s gather by the stream and amongst the trees. Let’s learn about the brain and what it needs in order to be less reactive, less stressed, more calm, and more grounded. And let’s allow nature’s wisdom to aid us in learning.


Open House!!

Thursday Oct. 11th, 6-8pm

Come see my new digs and have some free food and drink! The Nature Of, LLC has just moved into a GORGEOUS space in Franklin, TN, into a suite with some other astoundingly talented holistic healers. So come one, come all - come and relax, eat some fine food, and enjoy the delightful company, including yours truly.

Unlike self-criticism, which asks if you’re good enough, self-compassion asks, ‘What’s good for you?’
— Kristin Neff

Counseling Services

"I need help."

First, I believe that is one of the bravest statements we can ever make.

Secondly, yes, let's get started on that.

I specialize in counseling for adults struggling with a range of issues.  So, whether it's anxiety, depression, relationship issues or beyond, let's look at finding your specific path to healing, growth, and finding YOU again.

My specialties include: Anxiety & Panic Attacks, Depression, Trauma, Relationships, Shame & Perfectionism (Self-worth), and Personal Growth & Transformation.

If you have any questions about the issues I treat, or if you would like additional guidance in getting the help you need, please don't hesitate to contact me.

**I proudly serve individuals of any race, nationality, culture, religious/spiritual belief system, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Everyone is welcome at this table.

Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together.
— Brené Brown

Workshops & Events

In the spirit of embracing the nature of our bodies to achieve deep and lasting change, I love to offer creative workshops, therapeutic intensives, and other events designed to help people do just that. The most transformational healing happens in community, in relationship, where others can bear witness to our transformation and support us through it. Come check out my list of workshops and events where we explore everything from the wisdom of nature and how it aids in our healing, creativity, self-love, perfectionism/shame, mindfulness, and everything in between.

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
— Albert Einstein


I love to muse on life.  Especially considering everything I've learned from my own healing journey.  I like to walk through life with an ever-evolving lens and wonder about things like: self-compassion and why it's so hard; what IS considered selfish?  How do I be healthy but not perfect? Etc. I love to share what I’ve learned and what I’m learning.

Join me?


Begin Your Journey

I would love to walk alongside you as you begin your journey to health, healing, and thriving. 

Contact me to get started.