Through that experience, she learned about the complexities of the human brain and the interaction between brain function and behavior. Dr. Nixon has been committed to studying and understanding brain behavior relationships ever since.
Dr. Nixon serves patients across the lifespan who have neurological and developmental disorders, as well as those who have suffered traumatic brain injuries from industrial/physical accidents. She is passionate about providing quality care to underserved populations within a multidisciplinary health system. Following an evaluation, she meets with patients to discuss their results and offer information, education and functional recommendations to assist patients and their families in addressing cognitive weaknesses.
Prior to beginning her doctoral journey, Dr. Nixon gained clinical experience by working in community mental health as a staff therapist prior to becoming the manager of a local state contracted community mental health clinic. From there, Dr. Nixon fulfilled her entrepreneurial passion by starting her own private practice in mental health, Tiftarea Psychiatric and Counseling Services, LLC – established in 2015.
Dr. Nixon thrives by being intentional in the constant effort to balance work and life. She is passionate about the work she does as a neuropsychological fellow and she is committed to her family and friends. She thoroughly enjoys spending time with her husband and golden retriever puppy, visiting family and friends, exercising, and traveling to exotic and historic destinations.
Master of Arts in Counseling from Webster University. She has over 17 years of experience in the behavioral health field where she spent 14 years in the correctional system where she provided mental health services in the Dept. Of Corrections. She has also worked in community behavioral health where she provided treatment to out-patients as well as the judicial circuit’s Accountability Court program. Virginia has experience in many areas of mental health services including individuals with depression, anxiety, bipolar, and other mood disorders. Virginia is also experienced working with adults with relationship/family conflict and trauma. Virginia also has extensive experience working with co-occurring and substance abuse disorders, addiction and co-dependency using individual and group therapy.
helping adolescents, adults and couples manage challenges such as depression, anxiety, interpersonal conflict, transition-related concerns, trauma, and grief, among others. He has worked in a variety of settings including behavioral health hospitals, community agencies and residential treatment centers.
Tremayne earned his Bachelor’s in Marketing from Georgia Southern University and his Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University. Tremayne personalizes treatment to fit your needs, using a variety of counseling techniques and therapies. His counseling style is both collaborative and compassionate, providing a welcoming, nonjudgmental space where you feel empowered to figure out what is at the core of your situation.
Through an interactive process, Tremayne aims to establish trusting relationships with individuals and couples, by listening to your concerns, creating goals, and finding meaningful and effective solutions.