Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Johnson City, Tennessee

Find a therapist in Johnson City, Tennessee that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Johnson City, to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Tamara Johnson

MSSW,LCSW
3 years experience
Hello, my name is Tamara Johnson, I am a licensed clinical social worker licensed in the state of Texas, Mississippi and Tennessee. I graduated from the University of Texas Arlington in 2004. I have over 16 years of experience working with children, adults, families, and Veteran populations. Several years ago, I experienced some setbacks related to a loss of a long-term relationship which caused lots of grief, financial hardship and multiple stressors including new... Read More
Hello, my name is Tamara Johnson, I am a licensed clinical social worker licensed in the state of Texas, Mississippi and Tennessee. I graduated from the University of Texas Arlington in 2004. I have over 16 years of experience working... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Karissa Melchior

LPC-MHSP,ATR-BC
6 years experience
Hello!! I am a Licensed Professional Counseling and Board Certified Art Therapist working in Tennessee. After completing my undergraduate work at Columbia College Chicago, I received my Masters degree from the Universoty of Louisville. I have years of experience working with young adults and adults navigating a variety of life obstacles. People seek counseling for various reasons. Sometimes it gets challenging keeping up with the hustle and bustle of daily life and dealing with unexpected... Read More
Hello!! I am a Licensed Professional Counseling and Board Certified Art Therapist working in Tennessee. After completing my undergraduate work at Columbia College Chicago, I received my Masters degree from the Universoty of Louisville. I have years of experience working... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Stephanie Adams

LCSW,MAC
3 years experience
Hello, and welcome to BetterHelp! You are here to find some assistance with something that is going on in your life. I’d like to help you! Let me tell you a little about myself. I earned my master’s in social work at the University of Montana in 2013, where I focused on co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Since then, I have worked with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of settings. I am... Read More
Hello, and welcome to BetterHelp! You are here to find some assistance with something that is going on in your life. I’d like to help you! Let me tell you a little about myself. I earned my master’s in social work... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Bearlyn Ash

NCC,LPC,ACS
15 years experience
As a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 15 years of experience, I am dedicated to helping you overcome difficulties in managing troubling emotions, dysfunctional behaviors, problems in career, relationships, or life transitions. My experience has allowed me to tailor therapeutic interventions to meet your needs. Drawing upon my diverse clinical background, I incorporate a variety of approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and... Read More
As a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 15 years of experience, I am dedicated to helping you overcome difficulties in managing troubling emotions, dysfunctional behaviors, problems in career, relationships, or life transitions. My... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

Trina Middleton

LCSW
30 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas in Arlington and I have worked as a therapist for 30 years. I have experience working with people from all backgrounds, ages, and different challenges . I have worked with clients with a variety of problems including anxiety, stress, relationship issues, trauma, grief and loss, depression, and isolation and loneliness.... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas in Arlington and I have worked as a therapist for 30 years. I have experience working... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:30 years

Auslyn Thomas

LPC-MHSP
5 years experience
“Life’s true gift lies in your freedom to design it beautifully. With each rise of the sun, you get to chase the opportunity to fill your days with meaning to live your life the way you choose.” – Baljeal Madaan. I am your team player in achieving the freedom you desire no matter what that may be. I work with the strengths you bring and build from there. I meet... Read More
“Life’s true gift lies in your freedom to design it beautifully. With each rise of the sun, you get to chase the opportunity to fill your days with meaning to live your life the way you choose.” – Baljeal... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Cindy Cothran

LPC-MHSP
18 years experience
Hello, starting therapy can be tough and I hope to make the first steps easier if possible. It is my belief that therapy can be a place of emotional refuge and I work hard to let each person know that their best interest comes first. I hope that through understanding and gentle humor, we can find connection and work on the challenges that brought you to seek a therapist. Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression,... Read More
Hello, starting therapy can be tough and I hope to make the first steps easier if possible. It is my belief that therapy can be a place of emotional refuge and I work hard to let each person know that... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:18 years

Janet Thacker

LPC-MHSP,NCC
6 years experience
Hello and welcome! My name is Janet and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor/Mental Health Service Provider (LPC-MHSP) and NCC (National Certified Counselor) licensed in Tennessee. I have 6 years of clinical experience providing counseling in a variety of settings, with the last 3 years as a unit therapist in an Intensive Outpatient Program. I have worked with adults at various stages of their life that includes those struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, grief, codependency... Read More
Hello and welcome! My name is Janet and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor/Mental Health Service Provider (LPC-MHSP) and NCC (National Certified Counselor) licensed in Tennessee. I have 6 years of clinical experience providing counseling in a variety of settings,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Betsy Petersen

LCSW
4 years experience
Hi there! My name is Betsy Petersen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am a fairly new resident of Idaho after moving from Tennessee, my home state. I received my education from the University of Tennessee and have been working in the mental health field since 2014. I strive to bring an empathetic and motivated approach to therapy to explore all areas of life that affect the person and their... Read More
Hi there! My name is Betsy Petersen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am a fairly new resident of Idaho after moving from Tennessee, my home state. I received my education from the University of Tennessee... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Amanda Burns

EdS,LPC-MHSP
15 years experience
After completing my Masters of Arts and Education Specialist degrees at Tennessee Technological University, I spent 8 years in the Nashville area. I obtained my license through supervised clinical work with the Vanderbilt Community Mental Health Center. Our team provided individual, group, and family therapy within Nashville Metro Schools Special Education program for Emotionally Disturbed children and adolescents, plus we aided educators and families with development of behavior intervention plans and classroom intervention plans/support.... Read More
After completing my Masters of Arts and Education Specialist degrees at Tennessee Technological University, I spent 8 years in the Nashville area. I obtained my license through supervised clinical work with the Vanderbilt Community Mental Health Center. Our team... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Johnson City, Tennessee

Johnson City, Tennessee, is a little oasis known for its tree-lined streets, nature trails, mastodon fossils and sweeping views. City residents and council members alike pride themselves on the area’s natural beauty and abundant resources. According to the city’s website, the community thrives because of the 60,000+ residents’ active engagement and contributions to task-forces, public school boards, outreach programs and action committees. If you were to ask the residents of Johnson City where the best place to live in all of Tennessee is, there’s a good chance the majority would tell you JC. However, though residents love the small suburb, the area is not immune to mental illness.

An Overview of Johnson City

According to the United States Census Bureau, Johnson City is home to approximately 66,391 residents. The median age of those residents is 35.9. 15 percent of residents are over the age of 65, while nearly a quarter are under the age of 18. 85 percent of residents are white, while the remainder of the population is made up of African Americans, Asians and Hispanics. A small percentage are Native American.

The median household income in Johnson City is a low $39,143, which is nearly $20,000 less than the national median and almost $10,000 less than the state median. However, the per capita income is $29,115, which is only slightly lower than the nation’s and slightly higher than the state’s. This indicates that many households contain one working member. 22.3 percent of residents live in poverty. That is nearly twice the United States’ poverty rate and more than seven percent higher than Tennessee’s.

According to AreaVibes, the cost of living in Johnson City is not low by any means, despite its lack of income. It scored a 93 cost of living score, whereas Tennessee scored a 90. The median home price in the area is $159,700. Assuming that the average couple brings in the city’s median salary of just over $39,000, has monthly debt obligations of about $300 (the average car payment) and has a down payment of $10,000, the average couple cannot afford a home in Johnson City.

Total crime rates in Johnson City are higher than the state’s or nation’s crime rates. Though the rates were lower in almost all areas, Johnson City scored significantly higher in terms of theft and property crimes. Because of this, AreaVibes gave it a crime score of D-.

Approximately one-third of residents in Sullivan County, one of the three counties in which Johnson City sits, are obese. The rates are slightly higher in the other two counties.

Excessive drinking rates in the three counties are 11.3, 12.9 and 11.4 percent. Adult smoking rates range between 20 and 25 percent in all three counties.

How These Factors May Contribute to Mental Illness

Mental health concerns are on the rise throughout the nation, and Johnson City is no exception. U.S. Republican Diane Black addressed this concern at a campaign stop she made in Johnson City in June of 2018. According to Black, mental health is a very real concern both in the general populations and in the schools. She also voiced her concerns that if left unchecked, those mental health concerns would lead to darkness. What Black did not address was the WHY behind these concerns. The above information may shed some light on the matter. Below are a few factors, which are present in Johnson City, that are commonly associated with mental illness:

  • Poverty:  Adults who live in poverty have an increased risk of mental health problems and substance abuse.
  • Cost of Living: The above-average cost of living may perpetuate poverty and lead to feelings of stress, anxiety and diminished self-worth.
  • Crime: According to researchers, fear of crime creates a barrier between a person and his or her involvement in activities that may otherwise benefit his or her physical or mental health.
  • Obesity: Obesity presents as a heightened risk factor for those with mental illness. Studies have found that a disparate number of patients with mental health disorders are overweight, compared with the general population.
  • Excessive Drinking: Excessive alcohol consumption causes anxiety and depressive disorders and aggression.

Getting to the Root of Mental Illness

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