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"Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life."
                            -Prince

Joanna Dixon, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 
Group Practice Founder, & AAMFT Approved Supervisor & Clinical Fellow

Hendersonville Location

​“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” ― C. S. Lewis

I think life is our greatest teacher! I've been in the counseling business since 2005 and I am honored to share in the lives of those who sit on my couch and invite me into the most vulnerable parts of themselves. I approach my clients and the journeys they are facing through the lenses of all the the different roles in my life:  Wife, Mom, Child, Believer, Teacher, Entrepreneur, etc. 

Whether working with a couple or individual, I find that the “joining” process in therapy is imperative to the provider/client relationship. I invest a lot of my initial energy in getting to know you on a personal level. I believe that each individual, even the "person in the wrong" must feel seen and heard in a space that is safe and free of judgement or condemnation. I strive to provide this environment for my clients. A space where you can sit back, carefully unpack the stressors you are facing, and gain some objectivity on things that you just cannot see because it is too close to you.

One thing is for certain, the journey we will go on together will be far from boring! I have found that by jumping in and working alongside my clients we are able to see some quick successes in the therapeutic process. Those successes serve to empower my clients to see that they truly are the experts on their lives and the greatest change agent to move in the direction of emotional health. Ultimately, my hope for clients is: greater emotional health, self-awareness, growth, and to be equipped with effective tools and skills to handle the stress that life brings without needing my support any longer.

​My therapeutic approach, much like most therapists, is a blend of several models that have proven highly effective in my work, as they naturally follow and work with my personality. I have carefully curated a way of working with my clients that has proven effective in meeting their treatment goals, learning who they were created to be at their core, understanding why they do what they do, having healthier responses to life’s stressors, and to even have some fun along the way! 

Overall my belief and work reflects the principle that...

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ---Aristotle

Education

Masters of Marriage & Family Therapy

Trevecca Nazarene University 

 

Bachelors of Science in Special Education, Minor in Psychology

Tennessee Technological University   

         

Areas of Focus

*While Joanna has experience in many different subject matters,

she specializes in working with the types of client's below....

 

Couples Infidelity Recovery

Men's Issues

Divorce Adjustment

Trama, EMDR fully trained (2011)

Counselors & High Profile Professionals

Enneagram Coach & Consultant

*Enneagram Institute & IEQ9 trained*

-Integrated with clients since  2016-

Musicians, Artists, Athletes, & Public Figures Issues

(the complexities that high profile individuals face are more complex than the average individual. Trust, fear, and often addictive behaviors play a role in their relationship dynamic, and Joanna has 10+ years of experience working with with different  high profile affiliations, artists, and personalities)

Treatment Modalities

Joanna operates through an organic blend of

Experiential, Structural, and Emotionally Focused therapy.

Through interweaving years of knowledge and training of the Enneagram, a personality assessment, (www.enneagraminstitute.com), and when needed for treating trauma, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) into the therapy process, Joanna has curated a brand of therapy that goes straight to the heart of the matter, offers grace and understanding to those involved in treatment, and provides hope for a different tomorrow. 

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Empowering

Collaborative

Transparent

Hutzpah

Authentic

Rates

Prospective Clients:

1 hour (50 min) Therapy Session

(Virtual or in person): $175

1.5 hour (75 min) Couples Intake: $250

After-Hours/Weekend Session: $300/hr

Post-Graduate/Pre-Licensed MFT's

Supervision Rates: $100/hr

(may be shared in a dyad $50/ec)

Group Supervision: $25/hr

(Offered first Wednesday of the month, 4 hours)

Intensive Options:

2 hour, EMDR INTENSIVE: $400

Joanna's established clients only

*5 hour Couples Intensive (weekend-only): $1500

*must have alternative, established couples counselor prior to/post intensive

Professional/Business Consulting: $250/hr

  • Launching your Private Practice

  • Growing your business

  • Developing your Brand

  • "Curating your Craft" as a therapist

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