Associate Director of CERC
PhD Counselor Education – Marriage and Family Therapy, specializing in crisis intervention and suicide prevention, University of Florida.
Her interests include crisis intervention, suicide prevention, trauma recovery and grief work. Additionally, Dr. Sixbey is interested in relationship concerns and family or origin issues.
Approach to Therapy
Dr. Sixbey enjoys working with both individuals and couples. She approaches therapy from a resilience and strength-based lens. She uses a humanistic and interpersonal orientation in her work.
Approach to Supervision
Dr. Sixbey primarily utilizes a developmental, therapist-focused orientation to supervision. By combining these two areas, a trainee works to see his/her impact as both a person and professional in the room with a client. Dr. Sixbey is a Qualified Supervisor for registered counseling interns in the state of Florida.
Approach to Wellness
Dr. Sixbey maintains her personal wellness through seeking balance between work and family life. Spending time exercising, playing at the park, or feeding the ducks with her family are significant components to Dr. Sixbey’s wellness.
Dr. Sixbey has been involved in various capacities with the Alachua County Crisis Center since 1999 and attributes her interest in the area of suicide prevention to her work there. She also serves as a consultant for the Department of Housing and Residence Education as well as an adjunct professor in the Department of Counselor Education at the University of Florida. Dr. Sixbey coordinates the campus’ suicide prevention initiative (QPR) that began in 2006. In her non-work life, she enjoys running 5K’s with her daughters, assisting with volleyball practice, and co-leading Daisy Scouts.