Helping individuals and couples live fully and
experience healthy intimacy in their relationships.

Dr. Micheal M. Christian

About Michael

Michael M. Christian, Ph.D., LPC-MHSP, NCC, CSAT-S, CST

Founder and Clinical Director of Connection Therapy Group

Dr. Christian coordinates his professional time between sitting with counseling clients, speaking to audiences, consulting with individuals and companies and teaching in a graduate counseling program in Nashville, Tennessee.

Michael is a licensed professional counseling specialist who works with individuals, couples, families and groups. The primary focus of his practice is: 1) individuals and couples who find themselves in some type of crisis….things like depression, anxiety, chronic pain, relationship, career, etc. 2) men, women and couples who struggle with sexual dysfunction and 3) men who struggle with compulsive sexual behaviors. Michael’s evidence based approach offers hope and healing to his clients regarding the issues that prompted the counseling appointment.

Phone: 615.604.6853

  • Ph.D., Clinical Counseling – Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN
  • Master of Arts, Counseling – Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN
  • Master of Divinity – The Southern Seminary, Louisville, KY

Chi Sigma Iota

  • International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals
  • International Centre For Excellence In Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • American Board of Christian Sex Therapists
  • American Counseling Association
  • Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors Association
  • Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health
  • National Board for Certified Counselors
  • National Certified Counselor
  • State Approved Supervisor for Therapists Seeking Licensure
  • Externship in Emotional Focused Therapy – Couples/Individuals
  • Board Certified Sex Therapist
  • Board Certified Sex Addiction Specialist
  • Certified Supervisor for Therapists Seeking Certification in Sex Addiction Therapy
  • Certified Supervisor for Therapists Seeking Certification in Sex Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Level 2
  • Brainspotting Level 1
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Depression and Suicide
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Chronic Pain and Medical Conditions
  • DISC Performax
  • Covey Leadership
  • The Secret Seductress
  • Trauma and Intimacy In Marital Relationships
  • Sexual Anorexia:  An Interrupted Sexual Appetite
  • Building A Successful Private Practice
  • Deciding To Love Again
  • Marital Disaffection
  • Treating Low Sexual Desire in Men and Women
  • Multiple Presentations on Various Topics

Michael and his wife have been married since 1978.  Their daughter, Rachel is a licensed therapist with Connection Therapy Group.  Michael enjoys traveling, spending time with his family, watching classic movies, shopping, and dividing his leisure time between the mountains and beach.

Contact Michael today: 615.604.6853 |

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