I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor as well as holding a doctorate in Counseling Education and Supervision. I started the journey to become a therapist as a family member of someone struggling with complex mental health needs. I worked as an advocate for families with complex needs changing the way mental health services are delivered. My history allows me a unique perspective on the value of individual choice and voice. Trauma occurs in everyone’s life to some degree. Our ability to manage the impact of trauma is varied with some navigating the symptoms with minimal reactions and some struggling to live their fullest life. Trauma symptoms happen when our internal resources are insufficient to manage outside stimuli, and therefore is a unique experience for each individual. My focus is on healing the mind, body and spirit from traumatic events. I believe in the unique capacity of the individual to heal and therefore provide individualized, culturally focused, client centered services. I work with a variety clients utilizing focused interventions to resolve symptoms along with skills acquisition to balance emotional struggles. My practice offers a diverse array of services that are designed to meet the individual and familial needs. I continue to build on this diversity as my client base grows and needs are identified. I look forward to meeting you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Communication Problems, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Hypnotherapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
UT LCMHC 7569606-6004
Dr. Nixon is a gem and one of those kind, smart, funny people I’ve met. She is very understanding and personable. I genuinely feel like I have someone to lean on for the first time in my life. Who genuinely care about me and my well-being. I was so lucky to find her.
Written on Jan 22, 2024 after therapy with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
I'm thoroughly enjoying talking with her. I'm comfortable and at ease.
Written on Jan 03, 2024 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd
Dr. Nixon is very patient and knowledgable.
Written on Nov 06, 2023 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and adhd
Very knowledgeable, personable and helpful!
Written on Oct 08, 2020 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, and career difficulties
Dr. Michelle Nixon is extremely professional and knowledgeable about her field. I love that she's punctual during meetings, is able to verbalize her schedules well, and how she incorporates both empathy and scientific basis to her sessions. I feel so lucky that the system has matched me with her. Thank you for your help and service Dr. Nixon!
Written on Sep 26, 2020 after therapy with Michelle for 5 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, anger management, and coaching