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"We must recognize that we are more than 'homo sapiens’. We are ‘homo vinculum’ -the one who bonds with others. And these bonds are what will save us. They always have.”    -Sue Johnson

Hello, I'm Zach Shappley!


Providing Marriage & Family Therapy is a privilege and a passion.  I came to this profession through my own life challenges that caused my marriage to struggle. 


I want to help you move forward in healing your relationships. I will provide a listening ear, a comfortable setting, and plenty of space for you to discuss what is on your heart. I am humbled when people bravely share their stories of joy and heartbreak with me.

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is my primary modality of therapy, of which, I have completed multiple levels of training and am a trained EFT practitioner. I have a Masters in Counseling from Harding School of Theology and am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Tennessee.


I have been married for over 30 years, have three adult sons and two daughters by marriage. I have been providing help in areas of marriage enrichment for more than 15 years. I previously served as a family minister at a local church where I focused on marriage and family enrichment, therapy, and children's ministry.  

I am a Christian and a ministry partner at Oikos Church.  I can implement Spiritual resources into the healing environment, if you desire.


Your healing is my number one priority.  Together we will work to make a path for the best outcomes.  Get in touch with me today so we can discuss more about your therapy needs.

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