MARIAM COASTER, PH.D., MMFT

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. Mariam sees clients on Mondays. Specialties: Couples, Women, Pre-Engagement & Pre-Marital Certification, Training and Credentials:  PhD, Neuroscience Master of Marriage and Family Therapy, temporary license # 1228 Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Training with additional supervision Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy Training EMDR Trauma Therapy Training, Level 2 Prepare-Enrich Pre-Marital Assessment, Certified Facilitator Trainer at marriage enrichment weekend workshops 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.

Mariam sees clients on Mondays.

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

Certification, Training and Credentials: 
PhD, Neuroscience
Master of Marriage and Family Therapy, temporary license # 1228
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Training with additional supervision
Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy Training
EMDR Trauma Therapy Training, Level 2
Prepare-Enrich Pre-Marital Assessment, Certified Facilitator
Trainer at marriage enrichment weekend workshops

Phone: 615.482.0473

Email: mariam@mariamcoaster.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