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