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Katherine Blackney, PH.D., LPC-MHSP, Clinical Sex Therapist

“Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into the places of pain, to share in brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish. Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears. Compassion requires us to be weak with the weak, vulnerable with the vulnerable, and powerless with the powerless. Compassion means full immersion in the condition of being human.” Henri Nouwen

Dr. Blackney has been providing therapeutic treatment since 2001. Her mission is to be recognized by consumers, medical professionals and the communities she serves, providing premium quality professional counseling and administrative services to families, couples, and individuals. She upholds ethical excellence, proficient educational and clinical standards, compassion and professionalism while operating from Biblical principles when the opportunity arises. 

She and her husband live in Memphis, TN with their three sons (ages 6, 5, and 2.5) and their 2 daughters (ages 16 months and 7 months), along with their three dogs.

Educational Background

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, University of Memphis

Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy, Reformed Theological Seminary (Jackson, MS)

Bachelor of Science in Special Education and BS in Human Organizational Development, Vanderbilt University

Certification in Sex Therapy, Richmont University (Atlanta, GA)

Certified Clinical Sex Therapist with the American Board of Christian Sex Therapists

Professional Experience

Katherine has had the privilege of working in a variety of settings.

  • Adjunct Professor at Harding Graduate School of Theology in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Clinical Director of HeartLife, a group practice in Germantown, Tennessee - provided supervision as well as therapeutic care to individuals, couples, and families.
  • Advanced marital therapy training from Drs. John and Julie Gottman.
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte - provided individual and couples counseling to a diverse caseload of university students, as well as conducted interpersonal processing psychotherapy groups and structured groups on dialectical behavioral therapy/mindfulness and body image/eating issues.
  • Tennessee Baptist Children's Home - providing therapeutic care to children and parents.
  • The Exchange Club of Memphis - leading groups for children involved in domestic violence.
  • The Transformation Center for Women - leading groups and providing individual and family therapy with an emphasis in eating disorders.
  • LeBonheur Children's Medical Center and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - administered neurological and psychological assessments.
  • Church Health Center - provided intake assessments and individual therapy.
  • The Akiba School and Huruma Children's Orphanage in Kenya, East Africa - individual and group therapy sessions with adolescents utilizing art and play therapy.

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