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Desiree Nixon-Dye, LMFT

Originally from Monterey, California, and having spent my formative years in Las Vegas, Nevada, I've recently made the beautiful state of Oregon my home. Here, I'm looking forward to exploring all that this new chapter has to offer. As a proud parent of four wonderful adult children, each forging their own paths and chasing their dreams, I'm constantly inspired by their journeys.

My own life's journey has taught me a powerful lesson: our pasts do not define our futures. Facing personal challenges and trauma in my childhood led me down a path of self-discovery and resilience. At a pivotal moment when I was 18, working alongside a psychiatrist, I found my calling. His mentorship not only motivated me but also illuminated the path to achieving my lifelong goal of making a meaningful difference in others' lives through healing and empowerment.

Despite the hurdles of being a single parent to four children and juggling multiple jobs, my resolve never wavered. At 27, I embarked on an academic journey that transformed my life. Earning a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Criminology from Regis University at 37, and later achieving my Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University at 40, were milestones that marked my unwavering commitment to my dreams.

My professional experience spans working with foster children and their families, facilitating supervised visits for children removed by DCFS, supporting low-income families, and assisting individuals and families navigate through challenges such as communication breakdowns, addiction, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, self-esteem issues, abusive relationships, oppositional defiant disorder, attachment disorders, and stress management.

In my practice, I employ a variety of therapeutic approaches, including Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Experiential Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy. My passion lies in empowering my clients, guiding them to realize their full potential. With empathy, openness, and authenticity at the core of my approach, I am dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing space for my clients to embark on their own journeys of self-exploration, healing, and growth.