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.


Ellen Parkinson

LCSW
19 years experience
Welcome to BetterHelp! My name is Ellen, and my approach is unique to each client. I am committed to working with you to ensure that you accomplish your goals. My eclectic counseling style is comprised of many different theories, techniques, and evidence based practices. I have specialized training and experience working with CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Social Thinking, and Family Systems Therapy. After 19 years in the field, I have developed a strong professional... Read More
Welcome to BetterHelp! My name is Ellen, and my approach is unique to each client. I am committed to working with you to ensure that you accomplish your goals. My eclectic counseling style is comprised of many different... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 years

Jamie Brandmair

LCSW, TFCBT
9 years experience
Welcome to BetterHelp! I am a licensed therapist with almost nine years of experience in individual, family, and group therapy. I am passionate about supporting others in their journey to find inner peace and balance. Mental health often creates barriers to the ability to have healthy relationships, motivation to utilize healthy coping skills, and to find joy in daily life. I am currently licensed in Tennessee as a LCSW (#6086)... Read More
Welcome to BetterHelp! I am a licensed therapist with almost nine years of experience in individual, family, and group therapy. I am passionate about supporting others in their journey to find inner peace and balance. Mental... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

Kalii Roller

LPC-MHSP
8 years experience
Hello! My name is Kalii Roller and I am licensed as an LPC-MHSP (Licensed Professional Counselor - Mental Health Service Provider) in the state of Tennessee. I have 8 years experience working with children, teenagers, adults, and families in a variety of settings including in-home therapy, Crisis Services, and out-patient therapy. I have experience working with a wide variety of concerns including depression, bi-polar, anxiety, stress, self-harm, suicidal and homicidal ideations, issues... Read More
Hello! My name is Kalii Roller and I am licensed as an LPC-MHSP (Licensed Professional Counselor - Mental Health Service Provider) in the state of Tennessee. I have 8 years experience working with children, teenagers, adults, and families... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Trish Miller

MS, LPC-MHSP
18 years experience
Hi, my name is Trish Miller and I am a Master's Level Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider for the state of Tennessee. I currently have over 18 years experience in a wide array of mental health and relationship issues in which I am also SYMBIS Assessment Certified. Whether you are experiencing everyday anxiety, life stressors or have been through a traumatic experience, it is my mission to give you a safe... Read More
Hi, my name is Trish Miller and I am a Master's Level Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider for the state of Tennessee. I currently have over 18 years experience in a wide array of mental health and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Harry R Gilley

LCSW, MS, Rehab, Admin, Certified, Anger, Management, Specialist
25 years experience
Hello! My name is Harry Gilley and I am a BeterHelp therapist! Thanks for taking the time to review my Bio. I have over 25 years experience in mental health, substance abuse, and medical social work experience while living in South Carolina, Illinois, Georgia, and Tennessee. I currently live in TN and teach at the University of Tennessee at Martin. I teach Social Work (SW) and specialize in SW and Health... Read More
Hello! My name is Harry Gilley and I am a BeterHelp therapist! Thanks for taking the time to review my Bio. I have over 25 years experience in mental health, substance abuse, and medical social work experience while... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

Connie Drew

LPC
15 years experience
I consider it my life's work to help heal broken hearts. I am a counselor licensed in North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky with over 15 years of experience working as a Cognitive Behavioral Counselor and Life Coach helping those that are hurting to heal. I have worked with clients from all walks of life (including veterans) with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, anger management... Read More
I consider it my life's work to help heal broken hearts. I am a counselor licensed in North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky with over 15 years of experience working as a Cognitive Behavioral Counselor and Life Coach helping those... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Danny Drew

LPCC
25 years experience
My strength is listening and assisting others with knowing self better so as to tap into talents as one resolves and better understand present concerns and issues negatively impacting on health and wellness. I've twenty five plus years experience counseling others in better managing depression, anxiety, loss and grief, parenting, addictions, bullying, acceptance, traumas and other challenges. Having worked with many clients as a licenced counselor in North Carolina, Kentucky and... Read More
My strength is listening and assisting others with knowing self better so as to tap into talents as one resolves and better understand present concerns and issues negatively impacting on health and wellness. I've twenty five plus years... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

Syrenia Johnson

MSW, LCSW, Certified, Life, Coach
4 years experience
Are you looking for someone to talk to about your mental health because you are not comfortable with disclosing to family and friends? Are you needing guidance about self-esteem, productivity, or life purpose? Are you experiencing feelings or emotions that you are unsure of what they could mean? I can talk to you about them and provide education and tools. Have you experienced a traumatic event or a personal loss that you have not recovered... Read More
Are you looking for someone to talk to about your mental health because you are not comfortable with disclosing to family and friends? Are you needing guidance about self-esteem, productivity, or life purpose? Are you experiencing feelings or emotions that... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Brian Edwards

MA, LCSW
25 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) located in Tennessee with more than 25 years of experience working in inpatient and outpatient clinical settings, as well as pastoral care and counseling to young people and their families in an educational setting. I have vast experience working with clients who have depression, anxiety, relationship problems, difficulty in parenting, couples therapy, as well as faith-based issues. I strive to be warm and interactive as a... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) located in Tennessee with more than 25 years of experience working in inpatient and outpatient clinical settings, as well as pastoral care and counseling to young people and their families in an... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

Jill Perrin

LPC/MHSP, NCC
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Therapist who has lots of experience working with families, adults, teens and children who are struggling to navigate life's challenges. Overall, I have over 10 years in the mental health industry and over 7 as a therapist. I graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin with my Masters in Clinical Therapy and went on to complete the licensure requirements for the State of Tennessee. My approach begins with identifying where... Read More
I am a Licensed Therapist who has lots of experience working with families, adults, teens and children who are struggling to navigate life's challenges. Overall, I have over 10 years in the mental health industry and over 7 as a... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 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: According to Psychiatric Times, individuals who grow up in poverty are at greater risk of developing behavioral concerns, anxiety and depressive disorders and cognitive disabilities. Adults who live in poverty experience higher rates of anxiety, depression and suicide.
  • 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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