Michelle Jones Dixon, LCSWLicensed Clinical Social Worker
"If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward." - Martin Luther King Jr.
"When you do for a child what they can do for themselves you teach them that they are incompetent." - Gary Landreth
Michelle values working with children, adolescents and their families to encourage growth in their lives to become happy, healthy adults. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, has a certificate in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as training in Play Therapy and believes the client is capable of building on their own strengths to help discern effective tools for progress. Michelle has worked as an intensive in-home counselor, a counselor and supervisor for therapeutic day treatment in the schools, an outpatient therapist and a residential treatment therapist. Her Masters in Social Work came from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013. In addition, she trains others in the ASSIST Living Works Suicide Prevention program. Prior to becoming a therapist, she graduated from Duke Divinity School with a Masters in Religious Education, Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity and worked in the church as a minister. Michelle appreciates the importance of walking alongside parents and children to move toward more meaningful lives.