Who We Are

The Nashville Area Association of Christian Counselors (NAACC) is an organization for Christian professionals who work in (or those in training for) counseling, marriage and family therapy, ministry, psychiatry, psychology, social work, and other related career fields.

Our History

In the early 1990′s, a group of Christian therapists began meeting to support and encourage each other. This group grew into a larger organization with regular monthly meetings for Christian professionals working in the counseling field in the greater Nashville, Tennessee and surrounding areas.

Our Purpose

The NAACC is designed to assist Christians in the various counseling professions through personal encouragement, spiritual fellowship, clinical updates, professional development, offering referral sources and by networking.

The purpose of NAACC is to glorify Christ by:

Our Statement of Faith

The purpose of the NAACC Statement of Faith is to:

  • Clarify and distinguish the NAACC as an organization for counselors and helping professionals who are Christians
  • To provide prospective members with an understanding of our spiritual orientation

If you have questions about our organization or our faith position, please contact us at nashvilleaacc@gmail.com.

Our faith is founded in our belief in:

  • God – God Almighty, eternal, maker of heaven and earth who creates, sustains and rules over all
  • Jesus Christ – Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten son, who has redeemed us through His death and resurrection and delights in our relationship with Him
  • The Holy Spirit – The Holy Spirit, who personally guides and empowers us, making God’s presence known through the Bible and through the communion of believers.

NACC Board 2023​

President: Steve Parham, LPC-MHSP

Vice President: Peter Wilson, EdD, Licensed Psychologist

Secretary & Hospitality: Virginia Andrews LPC-MHSP

Treasurer: Open

Membership: Andrea Sheffield, PhD, LMFT

Programs: Stephen Navyac, LMFT

Public Relations:  Suzanne Blackwood, MS, LPC-MHSP

Associate Public Relations:  Virginia Andrews LPC-MHSP

Graduate Program Reps:  Matthew Brown

NAACC Monthly Meetings

NAACC meets throughout the year on the third Friday of the month with the exception of October & December. Speakers begin at noon. Continuing Education Units are available for all meetings — $10 for current NAACC members and $15 for non-members.