MARIAM COASTER, PH.D., LMFT

Mariam joined the Christ Community Counseling staff in 2016 and is delighted to be a part of a team that is keen on integrating ministry with counseling practices. She is passionate about helping couples who feel emotionally disconnected from each other in their marriages -- finding themselves living in hurt and tension, not knowing how to deal with addictions, trauma, history of affairs, and struggling to communicate.  In addition, Mariam enjoys working with women (married and single) who feel stuck with where they are at in life, and are experiencing anxiety, life transitions, depression, trauma, relationship strains, spiritual crisis and other life issues. She also does pre-engagement and pre-marital counseling. She has led a marriage enrichment group, and more recently weekend marriage workshops based on curriculum from Hold Me Tight, by Dr. Sue Johnson.  These marriage workshops offer couples the opportunity to take intentional time over the course of a weekend to reconnect and have meaningful conversations. Mariam also runs a private practice in the Cool Springs area. In her free time, Mariam enjoys spending time with her husband, cooking up a new-found recipe, reading, walking, and getting coffee/tea with friends.  She is actively involved in a Nashville church plant where she serves in a variety of ministries, including working with the local refugee community. Specialties: Couples, Women, Pre-Engagement & Pre-Marital Certification, Training and Credentials:  Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, State of Tennessee (#1228) PhD in Neuroscience, Vanderbilt University Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, Trevecca Nazarene University Certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples Emotionally Focused Therapy for Individuals EMDR Trauma Therapy, Levels 1 & 2 Certified Facilitator for Prepare-Enrich Pre-Marital Assessment American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Member Trainer for Seven Conversations Weekend Marriage Workshop Phone: 615.482.0473 Email: mariam@mariamcoaster.com

Mariam joined the Christ Community Counseling staff in 2016 and is delighted to be a part of a team that is keen on integrating ministry with counseling practices. She is passionate about helping couples who feel emotionally disconnected from each other in their marriages -- finding themselves living in hurt and tension, not knowing how to deal with addictions, trauma, history of affairs, and struggling to communicate.  In addition, Mariam enjoys working with women (married and single) who feel stuck with where they are at in life, and are experiencing anxiety, life transitions, depression, trauma, relationship strains, spiritual crisis and other life issues. She also does pre-engagement and pre-marital counseling.

She has led a marriage enrichment group, and more recently weekend marriage workshops based on curriculum from Hold Me Tight, by Dr. Sue Johnson.  These marriage workshops offer couples the opportunity to take intentional time over the course of a weekend to reconnect and have meaningful conversations.

Mariam also runs a private practice in the Cool Springs area. In her free time, Mariam enjoys spending time with her husband, cooking up a new-found recipe, reading, walking, and getting coffee/tea with friends.  She is actively involved in a Nashville church plant where she serves in a variety of ministries, including working with the local refugee community.

Specialties: Couples, Women, Pre-Engagement & Pre-Marital

Certification, Training and Credentials: 
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, State of Tennessee (#1228)
PhD in Neuroscience, Vanderbilt University
Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, Trevecca Nazarene University
Certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples
Emotionally Focused Therapy for Individuals
EMDR Trauma Therapy, Levels 1 & 2
Certified Facilitator for Prepare-Enrich Pre-Marital Assessment
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Member
Trainer for Seven Conversations Weekend Marriage Workshop

Phone: 615.482.0473
Email: mariam@mariamcoaster.com

Cindy Hannah, MMFT

Cindy began serving as the counseling intern for the Christ Community Counseling Center in August 2017.  She is entering the counseling field after working many years in various positions including clinical dietitian, stay-at-home mom, and administrative assistant.  In reflecting on her life story, it is apparent that God consistently provided experiences, opportunities, and a passion for helping others which resulted in Cindy re-entering college to pursue a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2015.  One significant life experience occurred for Cindy and her husband Gene after the adoption of their youngest child in 2010 who came to them with attachment challenges resulting in emotional and behavioral issues.  From this experience, Cindy realized the healing power of safe, trusting relationships and the significance of building attachment security.  She realized this power is not limited to the parent/child relationship but extends to all relationships.  Cindy is passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families experience healing through connection with God, self, and others.            Cindy and Gene have lived in the Nashville area since 1993 and enjoy spending time with their three adult children and one pre-teen.  They have one son-in-law and recently became grandparents, a role they enjoy immensely.  Cindy is involved in supporting adoptive families through her local church using Trust Based Parenting (Karyn Purvis, PhD) materials and principles. Certification, Training and Credentials Certified Facilitator for Prepare-Enrich Pre-Marital Assessment Certified Empowered to Connect Parent Trainer Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)  Phone: 615-838-8116 Email: cindy.hannah.trevecca@gmail.com     

Cindy began serving as the counseling intern for the Christ Community Counseling Center in August 2017.  She is entering the counseling field after working many years in various positions including clinical dietitian, stay-at-home mom, and administrative assistant.  In reflecting on her life story, it is apparent that God consistently provided experiences, opportunities, and a passion for helping others which resulted in Cindy re-entering college to pursue a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2015.  One significant life experience occurred for Cindy and her husband Gene after the adoption of their youngest child in 2010 who came to them with attachment challenges resulting in emotional and behavioral issues.  From this experience, Cindy realized the healing power of safe, trusting relationships and the significance of building attachment security.  She realized this power is not limited to the parent/child relationship but extends to all relationships.  Cindy is passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families experience healing through connection with God, self, and others.           

Cindy and Gene have lived in the Nashville area since 1993 and enjoy spending time with their three adult children and one pre-teen.  They have one son-in-law and recently became grandparents, a role they enjoy immensely.  Cindy is involved in supporting adoptive families through her local church using Trust Based Parenting (Karyn Purvis, PhD) materials and principles.

Certification, Training and Credentials
Certified Facilitator for Prepare-Enrich Pre-Marital Assessment
Certified Empowered to Connect Parent Trainer
Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) 

Phone: 615-838-8116
Email: cindy.hannah.trevecca@gmail.com     

Emily kilbourn, M.A., lpc/mhsp (temp)

Emily grew up in the sunny state of Florida and traveled to the much much colder city of Chicago to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts and Philosophy at Trinity Christian College. Emily moved to Nashville shortly after graduating from college where she found herself working on the road in the Christian music world. She took a short break from this line of work in 2010 when she moved to Seattle to begin her Master’s work at Mars Hill Graduate School (now called Seattle School of Theology and Psychology). After moving back to Nashville in 2011, Emily continued her grad school journey at Trevecca Nazarene University where she graduated with a Master’s degree in Counseling. Emily practices insight-oriented psychotherapy with a focus on individuals’ spiritual journeys. Emily sees clients on Mondays and Thursdays. Certification, Training and Credentials: LPC/MHSP (temp) EMDR Level 2 Phone:  615-387-9610 Email: emily@counseling-c3.com

Emily grew up in the sunny state of Florida and traveled to the much much colder city of Chicago to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts and Philosophy at Trinity Christian College. Emily moved to Nashville shortly after graduating from college where she found herself working on the road in the Christian music world. She took a short break from this line of work in 2010 when she moved to Seattle to begin her Master’s work at Mars Hill Graduate School (now called Seattle School of Theology and Psychology). After moving back to Nashville in 2011, Emily continued her grad school journey at Trevecca Nazarene University where she graduated with a Master’s degree in Counseling. Emily practices insight-oriented psychotherapy with a focus on individuals’ spiritual journeys.

Emily sees clients on Mondays and Thursdays.

Certification, Training and Credentials:
LPC/MHSP (temp)
EMDR Level 2

Phone:  615-387-9610

Email: emily@counseling-c3.com

Cindy blom, cprc

Cindy has been part of the Counseling Center Staff for 10+ years. In 2015 she received her certification as a Professional Recovery Coach. Her family spent 15 years fighting the addiction and mental illness battle with their son. On May 1, 2014, they lost him to an accidental heroin overdose. Those years she learned firsthand that substance use disorder is a family disease. She works with families and individuals who are in crisis, battling addition, trauma, grief and loss. A directive coaching approach that uses latest recovery based research and brain studies, cognitive restructuring, spiritual direction, mindfulness, story work, along with traditional 12 step work to develop life giving strategies. Another passion is to bring what she has learned to faith based communities. Training and equipping skills how to care for those with complex and traumatic stories. This can be an extremely isolating journey. We don’t heal overnight. Healing is a process. Phone: 629-777-6816 Email: cindyblomcprc@gmail.com

Cindy has been part of the Counseling Center Staff for 10+ years. In 2015 she received her certification as a Professional Recovery Coach. Her family spent 15 years fighting the addiction and mental illness battle with their son. On May 1, 2014, they lost him to an accidental heroin overdose. Those years she learned firsthand that substance use disorder is a family disease. She works with families and individuals who are in crisis, battling addition, trauma, grief and loss. A directive coaching approach that uses latest recovery based research and brain studies, cognitive restructuring, spiritual direction, mindfulness, story work, along with traditional 12 step work to develop life giving strategies. Another passion is to bring what she has learned to faith based communities. Training and equipping skills how to care for those with complex and traumatic stories. This can be an extremely isolating journey. We don’t heal overnight. Healing is a process.

Phone: 629-777-6816
Email: cindyblomcprc@gmail.com