Lydia Johnson Turner
MA, LPC, ATR-BC
Lydia’s mission is to help build God’s kingdom here on earth through her gifts and talents in art, teaching, counseling, and training. She ministers to those emotionally, mentally, and spiritually hurting. Lydia believes that we can all experience God’s healing, and restoration.
Lydia is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board-Certified Art Therapist. She is also trained in Formational Prayer Counseling and Spiritual Direction. She received training from Drexel University, Ashland Theological Seminary, and Healing Care Ministries. Lydia provides formational prayer counseling, spiritual direction, and art therapy through various settings with individuals, couples, families, and groups.
Lydia provides Christian counseling services for those struggling with:
- Experiencing God’s Love
- Knowing Your True Identity
- Loving Yourself and Others
- Negative Thoughts
- Childhood Wounds
- Crisis of Faith
- Abuse (Past or Present)
- Stress & Anxiety
- Grief, Loss, & Depression
- Major Life Transitions
In 2013, after many years of seeing clients somewhat improve, but continue to struggle, Lydia began to ask the question. “Is there more that I should be doing to help my clients?”
During this time, Lydia was introduced to formational prayer counseling. Formational prayer counseling explores the underlying reasons for negative thoughts, feelings, or behaviors. These sessions often point to the root cause–past traumas, relationship wounding’s, unmet needs, or unprocessed grief. Once these issues are identified, the rest of the sessions are spent helping the client connect to God and learning to surrender to God’s healing process. When Lydia began implementing this practice, she saw vast improvements with her clients. They got better and started to experience true healing. They began to maintain a healthy sense of well-being from a new place of wholeness. As a result, she received training in Spiritual Direction-coming alongside a person, helping them see, experience, and communicate with God in their everyday lives.
Just as Lydia completed Spiritual Direction training, she experienced a personal trauma—significant complications with the birth of her first child. This trauma caused her to begin training as a Doula. Lydia desires to advocate & support women throughout their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journey.
Lydia is married and has two children. She is currently licensed in Wisconsin, but presently lives in Southern Indiana (license pending). All her sessions are virtual.