Welcome to my profile. I am so glad you are here and chose courage over comfort in reaching out for help. My name is Kaniecia Mixon and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with about 10 years of experience providing behavioral support and therapy. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, social relationship issues, parenting problems, life changes, anger issues, and ADHD. I also have helped many people who have experienced trauma including physical, sexual, or emotional abuse. I have my B.A. in Psychology and my M.S. in Counseling/Marriage and Family Therapy. Most of my experience has been with individuals and families in crisis stabilization, creating safety plans, identifying and developing healthy coping skills, increasing natural supports, and increasing knowledge and awareness of their struggles. I have provided therapy and behavioral support to individuals 5-19. I have been a Therapeutic Behavioral Services Clinician who provided case management and assisted parents with learning parenting strategies to better manage their child's behaviors. I am currently a Program Supervisor to clinical staff who provide those same therapeutic services to people ages 0-21.
My counseling style is warm, authentic, and collaborative. I believe in treating everyone with respect, compassion, generosity, and meeting them where they are without stigmatizing labels. I believe that everyone knows what is needed for themselves and I aim to walk alongside you in identifying those needs and goals and supporting and holding you accountable to meeting the goals you set. I have a trauma-informed, strengths-based, and eclectic approach which combines person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, psychodynamic, motivational interviewing, mindfulness practices, and and any other approaches that are needed. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I enjoy incorporating art, creativity, and play into therapy!
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to journeying with you!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Eating disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 94323
I’m very grateful to have been matched with Kaniecia. She had several reviews that said she was the best, and that gave me enough confidence to give it a try with her. I was very pleasantly surprised after the first session how easy to talk to and how much she listens. She also gives a lot of good advice that has helped me overcome a lot of my issues. I look forward to continue working with her for a long time!
Written on Nov 29, 2023 after therapy with Kaniecia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management
I really enjoyed working with Kaniecia! She was easy to talk to, understood my challenges, and offered helpful advice on how to better communicate in my relationships. She was very kind and helpful in all our sessions and messages. Thank you Kaniecia!
Written on Nov 17, 2023 after therapy with Kaniecia for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
I have been in better help for a few months because I’ve been trying to help myself
With my anxiety and self-help. I’ve needed guidance and validation about parenting, friendships, family guidance and self love. I am learning a lot about myself but more importantly I have gained confidence, be more vulnerable and have more courage thanks to the immense help of Ms. Mixon, whom I deeply appreciate!
Written on Jun 28, 2023 after therapy with Kaniecia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder
Kaniecia fosters an open space for comfortable conversation, allowing me to look introspectively at my life and identify areas of need. She helps me develop coping skills to better manage anxiety during this transitionary period in my life. I felt comfortable as if I was just chatting with a friend, and that, itself, makes therapy more accessible and de-stigmatized.
Written on Oct 09, 2022 after therapy with Kaniecia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
We got along great in a friendly, professional matter.
Written on Oct 03, 2022 after therapy with Kaniecia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
I am new to getting help and talking to Kanecia makes it easier to talk and open up.
I feel heard and she has offered valid suggestions.
Written on Sep 30, 2022 after therapy with Kaniecia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd