Dr. Tonia Nixon

(PhD, LCSW)
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About Me

Dr. Tonia Nixon Is the owner and founder of PEACE and a two time graduate from Georgia State University where she received a bachelor's and master's degree in social work. Dr. Nixon is also a PhD graduate from Walden University where she completed her research in the exploration of the African American woman's clinical experience with European American clinicians. Dr. Nixon maintains a vast variety of skills as a therapist with a specialization in forensics as she has held positions ranging from the forensic liaison of Fulton County, where she assisted with interactions with severe child abuse and sex trafficking, to hospice as she oversaw the social work, volunteers, and veterans department. She also served as the clinical director and quality assurance manager for a mental health agency. As a veteran herself, Dr. Nixon was able to provide mental health services to veterans throughout their final transition. Dr. Nixon comprehends the significance of maintaining relationships and acknowledges each individual’s truth based on their perspective and experience. As a mental health clinician for a number of years, Dr. Nixon aims to increase cultural competency through her continued efforts within the community and through research. Dr. Nixon believes it to be her duty and obligation to increase the accessibility of services to all populations to not only insure equality but also effective delivery of services.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #CSW007689 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by E.M. on Sep 14, 2021 after counseling with Tonia for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, and adhd

Dr. Nixon is an incredible resource. She is kind patient and so helpful. I would highly recommend her to anybody looking for any kind of guidance.

Written by J.E. on Sep 13, 2021 after counseling with Tonia for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Nixon really listened to what I was saying and really helped me reflect on who I was becoming. She gave me practical tools and assisted me in making goals to help me grow where I wanted to. She did not judge me and allowed me to be my broken self in front of her and that was what I really needed. And then she helped guide me as I healed.

Written by P.E. on Sep 02, 2021 after counseling with Tonia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and grief

Dr. Nixon is patient, asks pertinent questions, allows me space to think about my responses and lets me choose how I wish to proceed. She is awesome!

Written by K.R. on Sep 02, 2021 after counseling with Tonia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Dr. Nixon is a beautiful inside and out! She is so easy to talk to and makes me feel so comfortable. I'm glad we can talk as much as we might laugh. She is great.

Written by T.A. on Aug 31, 2021 after counseling with Tonia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Being able to talk to my counselor gives me a sense of accountability to keep making progress. She understand and sheds light or a different perspective of my situations. She is very supportive and makes me feel very comfortable opening up to her.