Lydia Blackwell


I have an MA in Couples and Family Counseling from ETSU and I am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). I practice in Johnson City, TN.

Counselor in Johnson City, TN
Supervised by Ray A White, LPC

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family

About My Clients

At my practice Jaded Phoenix Counseling Services, we believe people have the power to rise from the ashes to become stronger versions of themselves. Whether those ashes are from broken relationships, perpetual marital problems, crippling anxiety, career dissatisfaction or the aftermath of trauma, they have the ability to transform you. At Jaded Phoenix, our goal is to aid you in becoming a stronger version of you. Come and let the transformation begin.

My Background and Approach

I utilize a solution focused, mindfulness based approach to aid clients in exploring their authentic selves and behavioral patterns. I obtained both a Bachelor's Degree in Clinical Psychology and a Bachelor's in Sociology from ETSU. Both were followed closely my an MA in Couples & Family Counseling and certification as an NCC. I am currently pursing LPC Licensure in the state as well. I was trained by leading researchers in the field and my diverse educational background aids me in addressing multi-cultural & systemic issues. I have experience working with both non-traditional and traditional couples. I integrate an eclectic mix of counseling methods for my clients and don't take a one size fits all approach (CBT, I'm looking at you). My goal is for you to simply come as you are and leave feeling more empowered after each visit. I am the owner of Jaded Phoenix Counseling Services which is located in the heart of Johnson City, TN.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

In addition to my work as a counselor, I am also the Volunteer Coordinator for a Crisis Hotline. I have been able to advocate and spread awareness about suicide prevention in the LGBTQ+ community through this role. I practice inside of a beautiful wellness center in Johnson City, TN that focuses on women's empowerment. The center has a community garden that all clients are welcome to work in/take from, a meditation room and they offer many free/ low cost classes (some co-ed others are women only). The center compliments my mission to offer more holisitc counseling services. I base my rates on income by using a sliding scale. This allows couples/individuals to pay what they can afford. I value both nature and animals. I often find that both of those values have a place in the counseling process. Like the legend of the Phoenix, I believe people have the power to rise from the ashes to become stronger versions of themselves. Visit for more info.

I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Rate: $40 - 100/session

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