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Hi there. I’m Jean Dixon and I am here to help you.
People seek my help for many reasons. For example, they may want to work through a crisis and desire healing from the emotional pain that accompanies a crisis. They may also be wanting to learn how to better understand and manage difficult emotions or are having difficulty with significant relationships. They may be wanting to strengthen their self-acceptance and gain greater confidence and satisfaction in their life. Many times, people express to me that they are feeling inadequate and want help increasing their resiliency in challenging life circumstances and transitions. In essence, I am here to help you become a better you. I want to help you develop a richer more meaningful and purposeful life not compromised by internal conflict, pain and confusion.
Training Experience: In addition to the formal education I received as a Master’s of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology, I have continued to receive additional training and education within the fields of Eating Disorders, Group Therapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. I am a Certified Group Psychotherapist, Fellow through The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies in Houston, TX and I also am a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. Finally, I am Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor.
Membership Experience: I am a member of The Houston Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, The Houston Eating Disorder Specialists, Houston Group Psychotherapist Society, American Group Psychotherapist Association, and International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. I have three times (2012-2015) served as Institute Chairperson for The Houston Group Psychotherapy Society and served as Treasurer (2015-2017) and currently serve as 1st Vice President. I have also Chaired The Houston Eating Disorder Specialists Conference in 2015. Finally, I enjoy sharing my Recovery story and have written and been published by Recovery Warriors and many times spoken at Universities and local High Schools. Last, I established The Woodlands Mental Health Professional Networking Group. This group’s purpose is to offer a casual, intimate venue for networking, support, and sharing of ideas related to our work.
The wisdom of emptiness may seem strange or even alarming to you to read especially if you struggle with an eating disorder or an addiction because it is emptiness that we feel and want to avoid that compels us to use these behaviors in the first place. This is not new information within the recovery world, and I want to be careful to avoid triggering the eating disorder or addiction voice by saying these words but there is wisdom in emptiness.
A client of mine recently shared these words with me and they have stayed with and took hold within me. The ‘splinter in our soul’ represents our deepest wounding. If not removed and healed devastating effects such as shame and negative self-worth or deep-seated...read more
Meeting Ginger Sixteen and a half years is a long time. Sixteen years ago I was 29. I was in the midst of the worst days of my eating disorder. The day prior, I had left treatment, the day before on my birthday. Returning to my parent’s home was, in essence,...read more