Addictions and Recovery
Anger Management

Anxiety and Depression
Buddhist Psychotherapy

Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Relationship Issues

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Therapy Services Offered

Individual Therapy

Aging—Retirement Concerns

Addiction—Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Anger Management

Anxiety—Excessive Worry

Career Counseling—Workplace Issues

Chronic Illness




Family of Origin Issues



Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)


Relationship Issues


Sexual Abuse


Trauma and PTSD

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Couples Therapy

Imago Therapy

Marriage Counseling—Divorce

Non-Violent Communication

Relationship Issues

Terrence Real’s Feedback Wheel

The “Internal Boundary”: An Effective Strategy for not Taking what my Partner Says Personally

Projective Identification: Appreciating My Role in Relational Conflict

Reducing Destructive Conflict: How to Take a Time-Out

Rapidly Interrupting Destructive Relationship Cycles: Setting up “Dead Stop Contracts”

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Group Therapy

Men’s Therapy Group

Women’s Therapy Group

Poems Written After Group Therapy

“I Don’t Want to Talk About It”:  Addiction, Depression, and The Loss of the Relational in Men’s Lives

“Trapped in the Mirror”:  Women’s Therapy Group for Adult Children of Narcissistic Families

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Meet Dr. Chanin ED.D, ABPP, CGP

My name is Dr. Phil Chanin, and I am a licensed and board certified clinical psychologist who provides psychotherapy to adults, couples, and groups in Nashville, TN. Thank you for your interest in my practice.

As a Buddhist psychotherapist in Nashville TN, I have seen a rise in Buddhist psychology in the last several decades as a novel approach to clinical practice of mental health. Mindfulness and meditation are two examples a Buddhist psychotherapist will use to help people deal with a variety of mental health conditions. My techniques can easily be applied as assignments and applied to real-world applications for people in therapy, making them especially useful therapeutic tools.

As a practicing Buddhist psychotherapist in Nashville TN, I have developed this website to provide information about me, to share what to expect in your first several sessions, and to provide contact information and directions to my office. I hope this information is helpful. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions about my clinical psychologist clinic in Nashville, TN or you would like to schedule an appointment with a caring therapist and psychologist located in Nashville, TN.

Deciding to Begin Clinical Psychotherapy in Nashville

Deciding to begin clinical psychotherapy can feel daunting or frightening, and finding a good match with a therapist Nashville TN is important. In my 40 years of practice as Buddhist Psychotherapist in Nashville TN, it has been an honor and a privilege to work with so many patients on their paths of exploration, personal growth, and healing. While many individuals and couples come to me with clinical issues, others have sought my assistance to improve their quality of life and sense of well-being. I continue to very much enjoy offering Clinical Psychology in Nashville, TN and am grateful to my patients for allowing me to walk with them through difficult and challenging times in their lives by providing clinical psychology and Buddhist psychotherapy. My approach is grounded in existential and psychodynamic theories, with a focus on integrating mindfulness and compassion into relationships with self and others.