Randal Dixon has been practicing for over 9 years as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC). One of his specialties is couples counseling. He utilizes Gottman techniques as well as highlighting the essential differences in outlook and neurobiology that typically exist between men and woman. His approach often leads to significant improvement in couple communication and understanding of each other in a short period of time.
Randal also has extensive experience treating trauma and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He has been trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT); the top preferred military treatment for PTSD. CPT is a powerful and effective way to treat all types of trauma and Randal has had many clients recover from their symptoms and distress. Randal has learned first- hand that many different types of trauma can lead to PTSD. It is not limited to combat experience. Children can develop PTSD simply from observing repeated verbal conflict between their parents, not to mention neglect or physical abuse. PTSD is much more common than most people realize. Many people mistakenly think they simply have anxiety.
Randal is experienced in Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness practices in treating a variety of problems such as: anxiety, depression, faith transition crisis, grief/loss and dissociative disorders. He also is experienced in treating addiction and worked for 3 years in an alcohol and drug treatment clinic.
Men’s issues are another interest. Randal originated and led a men’s group for 7 years. The culture we live in is often not clear about what constitutes a good man and the masculine icons that saturate entertainment and media are often not ideal.
Randal has an interesting and varied background. He has worked as a general contractor, cowboy and horse trainer, school teacher, oil field hand and long-haul truck driver. He is also an avid photographer and outdoorsman and has a bachelors degree in Wild land Recreation.