Hope Springs Counseling

About Coleen

About Coleen

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Coleen Dixon

“You are worth the quiet moment. You are worth the deeper breath. You are worth the time it takes to slow down, be still, and rest.”

-Morgan Harper Nichols

Activities & Affiliations

Associate Professional Counselor

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Education

GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Science in Psychology

RICHMONT GRADUATE UNIVERSITY
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy

Hey there! My name is Coleen. I'm a therapist. But I'm also a wife, mama, daughter, sister, and friend.

We are all made of so much more than meets the eye. I completed my graduate training in Marriage and Family Therapy at Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta, GA in May of 2018 and am licensed an Associate Professional Counselor and an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology from Georgia State University in 2013.

I enjoy walking beside my clients on their journey toward wellness and wholeness. When you step into the therapeutic process, my hope is for you to have a space that makes you feel safe and encouraged. I also enjoy finding out my client's strengths, and being able to bring those into the therapy room to help you grow and construct solutions that work for your life. When you have reached the end of your journey in therapy, my hope is that you will leave feeling more connected in relationships and living wholeheartedly, with a better understanding of yourself. 

Who I work well with:
+ Individuals (ages 5 +)
+ Couples 
+ Families (at all stages of life)

Issues:
+ Conflictual Relationships
+ Depression, Suicidal Ideation, & Self-harm
+ Anxiety
+ Trauma & PTSD
+ Body Image & Eating Disorders
+ Life Transitions 
+ Sexuality 
+ Perfectionsim 
+ Spirituality & Christian Counseling

I also offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. EMDR  is the gold standard of care for treatment of trauma, and is particularly effective in physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, natural disasters, PTSD, as well as many other issues. 

Clients describe my style as warm, inviting, and present. I strive to create an environment where we can explore the parts of yourself that you enjoy, as well as those that may be more difficult to understand or accept. My goal is that when you are ready to exit the therapy relationship, you will leave with confidence, knowing yourself, and feeling more connected in the relationships that are important to you. 

When I'm not working as a therapist, you can find me spending time with my husband, family, and friends, riding bikes, hiking, or finding a do-it-yourself project to complete!