Dr. Jerrilyn D. Dixson, LPC-S, RPT-S, BC-TMH
Dr. Jerrilyn Dixson, LPC-S, BC-TMH is a licensed professional counselor and national certified counselor. She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology from Dillard University, New Orleans, LA, a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Counseling from Loyola University, New Orleans, LA and a Doctorate of Professional Counseling degree from Mississippi College, Clinton, MS. In addition, she has a specialization in career counseling, play therapy, and trauma focused care. She is a registered play therapy-supervisor , a certified integrative nutritional health coach and trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing which allows her the opportunity to incorporate a variety of techniques and alternative/holistic options to clients.
Dr. Dixson has been working in the field for ten years. Her field experience includes, but not limited to working with at risk youth, parents of at risk youth, college students, juvenile offenders, child/adolescent, and families. Through her experience with these populations she has counseled clients dealing with parenting/child relationship issues, risky behavior, anger, grief, adjustment/transition, acculturation, stress, self esteem, and employability skills/career concerns. Much of her private practice work is geared toward women of color who deal with work-life balance, life transition concerns, and intergenerational trauma.
In addition to her professional work, she has gained experience in community based and collegiate program development, grant writing, and program evaluation. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and the Alpha Phi Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International. She is also the founder & lead therapist at Progressive Movement Counseling & Consulting, LLC. All that she does is done because she chooses to live a purpose driven life, which she also desires of her clients.
Kimbrelia Dixon, M.S., LPC
Kimbrelia Dixon is a licensed mental health therapist who holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS & a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Mississippi College, Clinton, MS.
Ms. Dixon is passionate about breaking the stigma associated with counseling in the African American community and empowering individuals to take control of their mental health in order to live a more intentional and purpose driven life.
At Progressive Therapy, LLC, her focus is geared toward work that focuses on intimacy and sexuality as it relates to issues such as performance anxiety, relationship dynamics, restoring intimacy, sexual identity, orientation, sexual evolution, and sexual trauma. She enjoys working intensively with pre-marital, traditional, non-traditional, marital couples. It is her mission to assist others in improving their relationships with others and mostly themselves.
It is because of her belief that counseling allows people to become more self-aware and strengthen their narrative of self to live an enriched life from the inside out. Maya Angelou once said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.”
Audrika Lewis, M.S., P-LPC
Audrika Lewis, M.S., P-LPC, is provisionally licensed professional counselor. who holds a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a minor in Religion from Mississippi State University and Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Mississippi College. She is currently working toward completing a Ph.D in Psychology with a concentration in theology.
Ms. Lewis has been in the mental health field a little over 5 years. She has worked in research & community mental health. She currently provides individual & couple counseling services to individuals who are challenged with relational issues/concerns, trouble navigating relationships both past and present, difficulty with communication, future planning, and pre-marital. In addition she provides counseling and support to individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and work-life balance. Mrs. Lewis’ passion is working with marriages & families; be it individuals considering marriage, those persons who are already married and need a little help in certain areas, or even brides to be looking to strengthen themselves physically, mentally, and spiritually before getting married.
Mrs. Lewis’ goal is to help each one of her clients become the best version of themselves because better people promote better marriages which build better families and communities.
Natasha Griffin, who is both a therapist and caregiver, is well-versed in the importance of helping others process their issues through listening, feedback, and action. She is a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC) with a passion for providing quality service to her clients by helping them on their wellness journey. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology from Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS, a Master’s in Public Administration from Belhaven University, Jackson, MS and a Master’s of Science in Marriage and Family Counseling from Mississippi College, Clinton, MS. She is one of the therapists at Progressive Therapy Counseling & Consultation, LLC where she holds space for those dealing trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, abandonment issues, grief, family issues, phases of life, and being a caregiver.
Added to that, she has seven years of experience helping individuals through the suicide crisis line of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and has been a trainer for QPR – Question, Persuasion and Refer as well. Presently, Natasha is an instructor for Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) as well as Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aid. She is also trained in EMDR, a trauma-focused treatment for individuals who may have developed challenges as a result of the trauma they have experienced.
Natasha believes that the keys to healing, power, and success to overcome any situation lie within each of us and that therapy is one of the vehicles through which she helps people access them. Her motto, “Dying to Self to Bring Life to Others”, is lived out daily as a therapist, caregiver, and friend.