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    What can I expect in the free 30 minutes consultation?

    In the free consultation, the primary goals are to develop a mutual understanding of your reason for referral and answer any questions you may have. This is the space where you will get an idea of what the therapy space will feel like with me. This is an opportunity for us to develop a connection and determine if we are an appropriate match to address your concerns in living.

    What can I expect in my first Individual Psychotherapy session?

    You can expect to be greeted with warmth and unconditional positive regard. You and I will further discuss your concerns in living and I will share more information about what you can expect from a healing process. At the end of the first session, I will inquire about how you feel with me in the therapy space and we will determine a treatment schedule.

    How long does Individual Psychotherapy last?

    The length of your healing process is unique to you and depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and your concerns in living. You and I collaborate in treatment planning and will use evidence based strategies to support your healing. Individual Psychotherapy with me is deep, insight oriented, with pragmatic skill building. I invite you to keep in mind, change and growth can be slow, which requires compassion and patience.

    What can I expect in beginning Psychological Testing or Forensic Evaluation?

    You can expect to be greeted with warmth and unconditional positive regard. You and I will complete a clinical interview to determine the specific referral questions. I will identify the appropriate testing or evaluation methods, which are labeled a test or evaluation battery. Additional testing or evaluation time will be scheduled and you will be in your start of self discovery.

    What can I expect for a Community Experience?

    You and I will discuss your goals for the Community Experience. A Community Experience is a group process that includes members of your choice. The goals to be discussed are: content, duration, frequency, and number of attendees. Topic areas include: Racial Dynamics in Mental Health and/or Forensic Settings, Cultural Competence, Restorative Justice, Inter-generational and/or Race-based Trauma, Intimate Partner Violence, Substance Abuse, Sex Offender Dynamics, Sexuality, Cognitive Behavioral Interventions, and Meditation/Mindfulness.

    What hours are you available?

    Hours are available by appointment only. I offer daytime and evening availability. Please connect to schedule an appointment. If I am in session or out of the office, you will receive my voice mail. Please leave a brief message, and I will return all messages as soon as possible, typically within 24 hours. First-time appointments are typically scheduled within one week of the initial call or sooner if needed. If you are calling about a psychiatric emergency, call 911.

    What is your cancellation policy?

    If you do not show up for your scheduled appointment and you have not notified at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.

    Do you take insurance?

    I am not currently providing services on any insurance panels. However, I work with insurance panels as an out-of-network provider. I can offer you billing documents that include a description of services and provider information so you may submit the claims directly to your insurance company for reimbursement. If you would like to use your insurance, please contact your insurance provider directly via the 800 number on the back of your insurance card and ask about self-filing options for “out-of-network providers.” If possible, ask them to fax or email you a copy of your coverage so that you can use this when you submit any future documents. Dr. Mixon does not make any guarantees or promises that you will receive reimbursement from your insurance company for her services.

    Other Questions?

    I invite you to peruse my website sections and if there are any additional questions you may have, feel free to email or call me. I look forward to connecting with you!