Jennifer Hixson, PsyD, BCBA
Dr. Jennifer Hixson, is a behavioral health professional providing mental health services to children, adolescents, and their families for the past 20 years. She is credentialed as a licensed psychologist, school psychologist, and is versed in Applied Behavior Analysis. Dr. Hixson has an extensive background in studying and treating complex trauma and the effects of toxic stress, studying under national experts such as Dr. Dan Hughes, who is the founder of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy; Dr. Elizabeth Warner, the developer of SMART; and Dr. Constance Lillas who is the co-developer to the NeuroRelational Framework (NRF).
Dr. Hixson has experience working in behavioral health settings such as acute psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment centers, intensive out patient, and outpatient agencies. She has also spent periods of time in school settings working from early intervention/infant mental health through 12th grade. While she engages in on-going direct services, her 20 years of experience allows her to teach, train, and consult in order to grow the next generation of behavioral health professionals versed in the effects of toxic stress and ways to heal from such effects.