Johnston Tisdale,MA, NCC

Johnston Tisdale,MA, NCC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Gloria Mahin, MA, LPC, ALPS, REAT, NCC, AADC, MAC
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: I offer sliding scale rates! If you have any concerns about payment, please reach out so we can discuss your options!
Free Initial Consultation


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19118

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My Approach to Helping

Hello! I'm so glad you're here! My goal is to help you get un-stuck. I work with people in their 20s-40s dealing with things like anxiety, trauma, chronic illness, life transitions, and grief. The stress response helps keep us alive, but when we get stuck there we start to feel disconnected from ourselves and the world. Not only do I want to help you explore thoughts, gain insight, and empower you to feel confident in your decisions, I want to help your body finally feel safe and grounded. I want to help you find the coping skills to get out of a state of hyperarousal and back into a place of safety and connection.

I'm person-centered, holistic, and I love the nervous system! I follow your lead, acting as a compassionate facilitator to help with your process of self-discovery. Instead of just focusing on a narrow problem, I work with the mind-body connection to help you thrive mentally and physically. I use a polyvagal framework to help inform my practice.

I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation to discuss what you're hoping to gain from therapy and to answer any questions you have. I encourage you to check out my website to learn a little more about me, my background, and my approach to therapy and reach out if you think we're a good fit!

More Info About My Practice

All sessions are done via telehealth. This allows me to see clients all over the state of Pennsylvania and accommodate people with disabilities, people with busy schedules, people without reliable transportation, and people with any other barriers that make accessing healthcare difficult.

Monday & Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday & Thursday 2pm - 7pm

What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process

I understand how frightening change can be! Sometimes it's easier to just deal with the things that have been keeping us miserable for so long than it is to learn how to change them. After a while, though, just "dealing" with life becomes exhausting - both mentally and physically. Making the choice to change is a big step, and I applaud your bravery in considering it. While starting therapy may feel scary and overwhelming, know that with me you have a teammate to guide you through the process. What we do in therapy is done on your terms and with your permission. Dip your toes in and see how the water feels!

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Services I Provide

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Groups I Work With

    I have a special interest in helping people who are highly logical and self-aware revive the connection between their mind and body and regulate their nervous system. I work with adults who are dealing with things like anxiety, trauma, chronic illness, life transitions, and grief.

Industries & Communities Served

  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Terminal Illness
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

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