Carolyn Dixon, MSW, LCSW

Carolyn works with individuals, couples, and families from an attachment perspective helping them navigate anxiety, loneliness, shame, abuse, depression, grief / loss, anger / aggression, premarital and marital issues, parenting and family challenges, divorce recovery, and conflict resolution. She is certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), an intervention that is based on scientific study of adult love and bonding processes in couples, and is passionate about helping people connect to others.
Carolyn approaches counseling with the deeply felt belief, “Your story matters.” With her warm, direct, and empathetic style, she invites her clients deeper into their stories, leveraging her life lessons, education, clinical experience, and personal faith to bring new insight into their experience. As her clients connect their internal worlds of thinking and feeling to their external worlds of behavior, they are better able to establish genuine and meaningful relationships.

After personally experiencing the positive impact of therapy, Carolyn began pursuing a counseling career and earned her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Texas in the spring of 2002. Because of her passion for strengthening marriages, Carolyn pursued her certification in EFT and became one of the founding directors of the Austin EFT community group. Carolyn joined ALCS in 2004, where she counsels clients and enjoys mentoring Associate therapists on staff.

Carolyn and her husband have been married and served in ministry since 1983. They have raised four boys into adulthood, and Carolyn’s personal and professional experience have convinced her that every story includes some pain and disconnection. Carolyn can equip you with new skills, guiding you through a process of healing and reconnection as your story takes a new direction.
For further information about next steps to see Carolyn, please visit our Scheduling pageFor specific questions, email Carolyn at

Blogs by Carolyn

My Favorite Things: Embracing ALL of your Feelings
June 5th, 2023
" I believe in the power of INTIMACY (into-me-you-see), which involves identifying and labeling your emotions as a way to self-regulate your nervous system but also as a way to connect with others."...
My Favorite Things: COVID-19 and Taking Care of Your Marriage
April 21st, 2020
Carolyn Dixon, MSW, LCSW | In her second "My Favorite Things" post, Carolyn offers her thoughts on keeping your marriage healthy in the midst of COVID-19 and too much time at home with your spouse....
My Favorite Things: Find the Cycle, Connect after Conflict
March 23rd, 2020
Carolyn Dixon, MSW, LCSW | Life is about RUPTURES AND REPAIRS. The bottom line is that the goal is not to never have a conflict. The goal is to know how to repair conflict. Trying to dissolve all of our relational problems is not a realistic option....
New Year Reflections and Hopes from ALCS
December 31st, 2019
ALCS Team | Happy New Year! Hear from each of us at ALCS as we reflect on 2019 and offer our thoughts on beginning the new decade with awareness, gratitude, peace, and intention....
Carolyn Dixon, LCSW
August 19th, 2016
We caught up with Carolyn Dixon today to give future and current clients a glimpse into why she does what she does! What do you love most about counseling? I laugh when I tell people that I do “iceberg counseling”. I have a big poster in my office of an iceberg–10% is what we see, 90% is below the surface. I LOVE being able to help people see what is going on inside them that is driving their .....