Philip Chanin

Psychologist, EdD, ABPP, CGP

Verified by Psychology Today
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Philip Chanin

Psychologist, EdD, ABPP, CGP

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

2323 21st Avenue South, Suite 401
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 656-7188
Offers online therapy

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About

In my 45 years of practice as a psychologist, in Tennessee, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire, I have had the honor and privilege of working with so many patients on their paths of exploration, personal growth, and healing. My approach is grounded in psychodynamic, existential, and Buddhist theories, with a focus on integrating mindfulness and compassion with self and others. It is my belief that the quality of the psychotherapy relationship between therapist and patient is the principal healing force in treatment. Thus, I do my best to form a good and ethical therapeutic relationship with each of my patients.
My involvement with Buddhist meditation and philosophy for 47 years has led me to believe that we are all capable of developing peace of mind. I work in a depth model where the focus is on addressing your underlying character structure and core beliefs about the world.
I am Board Certified through the American Board of Profession Psychology, am a nationally certified Group Therapist, and an Advanced Imago Therapist. I am an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where I see psychiatric residents in psychotherapy and process groups.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $160 - $180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: Tennessee / P0000001568
  • School: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Year Graduated: 1975

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Institute for Imago Relationship Therapy / Advanced Imago Therapist
  • Certificate Date: 1996
  • Certificate: American Board of Professional Psychology / Diplomate in Clin. Psychology
  • Certificate Date: 1986

Endorsements

Pastoral Counselor, MDiv, ThD
"Dr. Chanin is an incredibly thoughtful, insightful, and qualified psychotherapist. He is an excellent fit for those interested strengthening their sense of self, learning to set healthy boundaries, and growing toward a more peaceful and joyful life."

Philip Chanin's Groups

Adult Children of Narcissistic Families

In the narcissistic family, the needs of the parent take precedence over the needs of the daughter. As a result, this child becomes a woman with such personality traits as a lack of self-confidence, a chronic need to please, difficulty being assertive, and has great difficulty identifying and acting upon her own feelings, wants, and needs. One goal of this therapy group is to challenge the negative self-image, which was put in place by endless parental demands for change. As Dr. Elan Golumb as written, "We are like bonsai plants, with prior years of confinements, suppression, and reshaping."

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Men in Relationships

M. Scott Peck began his best seller The Road Less Travelled with the sentence, "Life is difficult." Yes, life is difficult and being a man is difficult. Fearing subjugation in our relationships, it is hard to know when to take a stand or when to yield. We continue to struggle in our relationships with women, as Peter Marin observed in his book In a Man's Time, in part because we are isolated from the support and nurturing of "a community of loving male comrades." In this group, we will learn from and become comrades for each other.

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Location

2323 21st Avenue South, Suite 401
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 656-7188
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Adult Children of Narcissistic Families
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Buddhist Psychotherapy
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Faith: Buddhist
Age
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Imago Therapy
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychodynamic
  • Transpersonal
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Philip Chanin

Psychologist, EdD, ABPP, CGP