Our Staff

Brent Dixon, LPC

Brent Dixon of Durango Family Therapy

I believe that most people I work with have some sort of hurt from that past. This hurt could be from family, friends, event, or a personal needs going unmet. My desires are to enable healing in each person I work with and to help them to take charge of their lives.

I am originally from Texas. I went to college at the University of North Texas and received my undergraduate degree in Social Work. I moved to Colorado as fast as I could and attended Denver Seminary for my Masters in Community Counseling. I have been practicing in a variety of settings. I received most of my training working with teens (and their families) who were in and out of jail and in the foster care system. Most of these families struggled with mental illness, significant trauma and/or addictions. I then transitioned into private practice where I have thoroughly enjoyed working with individuals and couples.

I am also EMDR Level 1 Trained.

Renee Dixon, LSW

Renee Dixon of Durango Family Therapy

I enjoy helping to empower families and individuals to overcome past and present struggles in order to live healthy, full, hope filled lives. I believe in the importance of finding the root issues in a persons life in order to find true healing. I offer therapy to help address issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, life transitions, and loss.

I attended Texas A&M University and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. I then went on to receive my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. I spent the first years of my career working with children, teenagers, and families in the child welfare system who had experienced trauma and abuse. I also have several years of experience working with the elderly and people diagnosed with chronic illness and pain.

I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is a therapeutic method for processing trauma. It is a useful and powerful tool for overcoming trauma and false beliefs about oneself. For more information visit the EMDRIA website at EMDR International Association.

Sierra Williams, LPC

I believe in the power of building a therapeutic relationship with my clients wherein I can support them through life’s difficulties, and challenge them to grow in areas of interest to them. As a therapist, I seek to to help those that I work with to gain courage and confidence to continue to navigate through life and live more harmoniously with the world around them.

I found my desire to work in the counseling field when I was pursuing my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology specialized in Mental Health from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. I later achieved my Master’s degree in Community Counseling specialized in Addictions from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania where I honed in on my passion to help those struggling with addictions and addictive or habitually problematic behaviors. In addition to working with those affected by addictions and related behaviors, I have significant experience working with a variety of mental health issues as well as familial and relational difficulties. In my perspective, counseling is a collaborative relationship where I can offer validation, empathy, perspective, and new skills so my clients can expand their ability to cope with life’s challenges. Although the foundation of my work lies in the strength based and person-centered theoretical approaches, I tend to draw from a variety of therapeutic approaches to meet the needs of each individual client, couple, and family.