Hi, I’m Andrea Dixon, founder of Mindset. Welcome to my practice, I’m so glad you are here! I established Mindset with the belief that it’s never too late to grow. That you deserve a happy, fulfilling and successful life—and that the right help, at the right time can help you create it. Please make yourself at home. Read a bit more about who we are and what we do, and when the time is right, I hope you’ll be in touch.
Although I have the professional training and credentials needed to be an effective therapist, I believe it is equally important for you to know that my career as a counselor has been a lifetime in the making. I am no stranger to heartache and sorrow, which helps me to understand my clients with the deep knowing that comes from having lived it yourself. I’ve spent over two decades investigating my own life’s path through therapy, life coaching, retreats, and practicing mindfulness, yoga, and meditation. Through these personal experiences and journeys, I have identified universal themes and transformative methods that I can share with you in your own quest for clarity, identity, and happiness. I believe wholeheartedly in the power of good psychotherapy to change lives . . . because it has changed mine.
Andrea Dixon MA, LPC, NCC, CDWF
I earned Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Denver and a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Guidance, with a Mental Health emphasis, from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. I am a licensed in Missouri as a Professional Counselor (LPC) and am a Nationally Board Certified Counselor (NCC). I have over fifteen years of clinical experience working with diverse individuals with a wide range of issues and mental health concerns. My approach is compassionate, non-judgmental, honest . . . and smart! I specialize in using effective, evidence-based, action-oriented strategies to help you feel better.
The foundation of my clinical approach is humanistic, person-centered and trauma informed in nature. I work from an integrative perspective and rely on a broad range of techniques. I most often draw interventions from treatment models including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology, and Mindfulness-Based skills. In recent years my continuing education has been focused on treatment of trauma, and in particular, front-line treatments for Posttraumatic Stress (PTSD). I am Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator and offer individual and group services inspired by the The Daring Way™ curriculum.
Hello. I am glad you are looking for support. When you are finding that you are struggling with some area in your life it can be overwhelming, and it is smart to look for help, and usually more effective than keeping it all inside. In therapy I will work to help you feel comfortable, to listen intently to what you are experiencing, and partner with you to sort out what is working and what is not working well. From there, I'll help guide you to make change where you feel it is needed. We will choose from a variety of effective treatments that best fit you of which I am experienced (EMDR, CPT, CBT, Mindfulness, Exposure/Response Prevention, CBT-I) that assist with a variety of issues including trauma, anxiety, OCD, phobias, hoarding, and insomnia. I am passionate about this work. I have helped others make positive changes in their life, and I want to help you as well.
Just to fill you in a bit. I have experienced my own complex and difficult life circumstances and as a result began independently researching psychology. I am also a creative and initially obtained an art degree. It's often said psychotherapy is half science, half art, so this experience lends to my therapeutic work. After a time, I found my way back to my most true passion and obtained a Masters in Clinical Social Work from University of Kansas. I'm licensed in both Kansas and Missouri as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I now have 21 years experience in this field, working with the most diverse and multicultural individuals, with the most complex of cases and treatments. The last 10 years I have been a trauma treatment specialist and I find this very rewarding because we can make a true difference in your life. If you are wondering about yourself or your experiences, please ask. We are here to help.