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Man Standing in a Field


Spotlight Specialty- Infidelity

Are you broken-hearted because of cheating? A breakup? Chronic communication difficulties or trouble repairing old hurts? The relentless waves of pain and hopelessness in these situations can be devastating. Whether you are trying to put the pieces back together again as a couple or attempting to move on by yourself or simply trying to decide, there is help available. I have specialized training in both the science-based Gottman Method for rebuilding couple relationships as well as trauma-reduction methods such as EMDR and hypnosis for individuals suffering from the aftermath of a betrayal. I also have specialized training for couples or individuals dealing with substance abuse or addictive behaviors as well as depression, anxiety or issues of adjustment. 


My overall therapy approach combines science and compassion. I offer psychological testing as needed to get to the root of the problem. I have years of experience in working with couples and teens as well as many adults for many years in hospitals, rehab facilities and in outpatient clinics.  I work with people of all ages from all walks of life from CEO's, doctors and lawyers to the disabled. I utilize CBT as well as other effective therapies such as EMDR, hypnosis and family therapy in individual and group formats as well as by video chat or phone only in the state of TN. 

Recovery coaching for substance abuse, codependency, disordered eating, gambling and video game addiction offered via phone or video chat in flexible formats. See my coaching page for more information. https://my.coachingwebsites.com/sites/drjohncoaching.com/

Addictive behaviors (substance abuse, gambling, food, codependency)

Trauma (Betrayal, domestic violence, childhood abuse,sudden death) 

Relationships and Dating (especially for clients who have had repeated disappointments in dating)

Career Counseling (one-on-one guidance for first career decisions or for changing directions)

My approaches include both traditional psychotherapy and more rapid techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, and EMDR. I am certified in hypnosis by the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis, a group that only trains licensed healthcare professionals. I am trained in Gottman Method therapy (Level 3) for working with couples, a technique based on extensive scientific research about couples. I am also available for coaching in-person or via the phone or video chat. My office is located in a large house with comfortable accommodations approximately one block off Franklin Road in Brentwood. My practice is independent although three other therapists are located in the building. 

You can schedule an appointment right now by calling 615-337-6975. 
**Important: Please note that the correct address to use for navigation to the office is 309 Franklin Road, Brentwood, TN 37027. The office is located in a house on the Campus of Brentwood Methodist whose address is 311 Franklin Road. Unfortunately, that address cannot be accessed via computer navigation systems accurately. All staff at the Counseling Center in the house are private practitioners and not employees of the church.