Meet Katherine

Meet Katherine

Dr. Katherine Blackney has been providing counseling and teaching services since 2001. She helps patients work through a wide variety of issues. Through extensive training and education, Dr. Blackney, specialized in a number of areas. Ultimately, she loves caring for people by meeting them where they are in the midst of life’s pain and suffering. She knows that healing comes through relationships and hopes to offer that through the patient’s therapeutic experience. 

Katherine's hope is that each person feels seen, understood, important, and capable of making changes. She desires to come alongside you in this season of your life and be part of your journey. It is Katherine's passion to help individuals discover hope and passion in their lives in an authentic and genuine manner. She desires for individuals to feel enriched, empowered, enhanced, and encouraged to truly reach their full potential. 

On a personal note, joining you on your journey to healing is one of the most humbling and rewarding experiences of my life.

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“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.”

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

She and her husband live in Memphis, TN with their five children that span six years (three sons and two daughters) and their English bulldog, Zeebo and Boxer, Lele.

Education

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 Experiences

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

  • Adjunct Professor at Harding Graduate School of Theology in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Adjunct Professor at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi.
  • 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.
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and LeBonheur Children's Medical Center- 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.