As a Licensed Psychologist, Dr. Dickinson received a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University. Additionally, she has a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University. Dr. Dickinson is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator and Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator. She is the Founder and CEO at GROW Counseling and the founder of GROW Restored.
GROW Counseling, a counseling and leadership development organization, assists individuals, couples, groups, and corporate teams to achieve their fullest life or career potential. With more than two decades of experience, Dr. Dickinson specializes in such clinical issues as addictions, crises, faith-based issues, leadership development, stress management, trauma, maximizing productivity, and vocational counseling. She works with a variety of clientele of various ages and backgrounds. Frequently her caseload is composed of men, CEOs, baby boomers, college students, and affluent clients who are looking for a counseling experience that is tailored to their unique needs.
As an adjunct faculty member of Georgia State University, and Richmont Graduate University, she has taught classes at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Dr. Dickinson has worked widely in the areas of leadership and organizational development in the United States and internationally. Her work has included leadership initiatives for various non-profit and faith-based organizations directed toward creating successful vision and strategy, developing innovative staff and volunteer training, and implementing team-building procedures.
A Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, Dr. Dickinson completed the intensive training program with Dr. Brené Brown, who is the bestselling author of Daring Greatly, The Gifts of Imperfection, Rising Strong, and Dare to Lead. The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. The method was designed for work with individuals, couples, families, work teams, and organizational leaders. It can be facilitated in clinical, educational, and professional settings. During the process facilitators explore topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness. Participants are invited to examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding them back and identify the new choices and practices that will move them toward more authentic and wholehearted living. The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing daily practices that transform the way we live, love, parent, and lead.
Dr. Dickinson founded GROW Restored, Inc., a non-profit organization with the mission of providing counseling services to those in need, both locally and around the world. In 2012 GROW Restored, Inc. partnered with an orphanage in the slums of Kibera, Nairobi, Africa to train the teachers in play therapy techniques to help the children process some of the trauma they had experienced.
Dr. Dickinson received her undergraduate degree from Florida State University. Previously she worked at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond Virginia, in the University Counseling Center. She is a member of the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Dickinson is licensed in Georgia and Florida.