Tina Rix, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Board-Approved Clinical Supervisor
Celebrity Trauma Therapist, Master Healer, Healing Journey Music Artist, Spiritual Warfare Warrior, Humanitarian Film Producer, and Director
Survivor of Domestic Violence, Workplace Bullying, and Adult Bullying
Hello, It's nice to meet you! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor in Texas with 18+ years of professional clinical experience in the field of mental health, trauma, child abuse, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, and complex trauma. I work with children, teens, and adults.
We are a group practice; however, over the past year, I have transitioned the clinic to focus on Complex Trauma, Narcissistic Abuse, and trauma from encounters with other types or a combination of Cluster B Personality disorders.
Historically, this is a challenging, complex, sensitive area of treatment specialization.
Because of this change in treatment Focus, since January 2022, I am not moving quickly with hiring new Therapists, as there are certain specific ways I treat trauma clients.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Supervisor, I will train my interns as I have trained myself, and it is only then that I will feel comfortable allowing them to see any clients. So, for now, your only option for treatment will be; it is challenging to understand Narcissistic Abuse unless you have truly experienced it.
As a survivor of Narcissistic Abuse and Smear Campaigns (multiple rounds over the decades since childhood), my clients feel safe and validated in our therapy sessions. I'm sometimes a little comical, which is something my clients appreciate about me as their therapist.
I treat couples when one or both have experienced Complex Trauma symptoms and/or have been exposed to the following types of abuse: Narcissistic Abuse, Borderline Personality, Anit Social Personality, or Histrionic Personality disorder childhood trauma.
However, I do not provide therapy to my client's abuser. Please do not contact our office requesting couples therapy for the person actively abusing you. We are here to heal and grow. I advise you to help your paramour find a BIPP Training Course and a Licensed Counselor or Therapist who works with clients showing Cluster B Personality Disorders features. I do not treat this Cluster B personality disorder clients at this time. That is not an area of my expertise/specialization. I treat survivors and family members impacted directly by the abuse or by proxy.
As a Family Systems Psychotherapist, I am individualistic, collaborative, informative, focused, warm, validating, empathetic, engaging, therapeutically self-disclosing, and recovery focused while simultaneously deep-rooted generational trauma-focused.
I'm an award-winning film director and healing journey music artist. My music chronicles various emotions that I have experienced as someone plagued by a series of Narcissistic Abusers and Bullied, who left home at the age of 14, as the scapegoated child who blew the whistle on all the abuse that was occurring in my home.
The film is a docuseries is on Amazon Prime Video called Music and Mental Health, and soon to come to YouTube for free viewing, but you must suffer through ads, lol. Don't blame me. It's the film distribution deal company's fault.
I also have a new music album that focuses on healing from trauma and abuse, titled "No Looking Back." You should Listen to it. It has won music awards and is highly regarded and reviewed. My clients have stated that it helps them emote, and they feel empowered, encouraged, understood, and validated.
Learn More About My Story and Why I've Transformed Our Clinic to Focus Exclusively on Healing Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Complex Trauma
My areas of Specialization:
Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Clients, Trauma, Anxiety, PTSD, CPTSD, ADHD, Some Cases of Autism, and Depression (Men, Women, Teens, Children, and Families.
I also specialize in musicians, music industry professionals, film industry professionals, and their families. I saw all types of clients for years, but at this point in my career, I find it important to specialize in helping trauma clients and complex trauma.
I'm a Nigerian American psychotherapist, award-winning film director (Music and Mental Health Docuseries Streaming on Amazon), and film producer (@musicandmentalhealthdoc on Instagram), who uses the arts incorporated with traditional psychotherapy to heal myself and help others. It's a great watch I recommend to my clients and interns.
I'm a Licensed Psychotherapist and Mental Health Clinical Director. My official license title is Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor. I am based in Austin, TX, which has a culture that welcomes self-awareness, healing, growth, and individuality, hence the catchphrase, "Keep Austin Weird," lol.
I am an artist that creates what I like, different sounds and different styles of singing, and I rap as well. It is a place where I get to play. I didn't have a healthy childhood and have survived multiple rounds of narcissistic abuse from church settings, workplace, family, and two marriages I had to walk away from to keep my sanity.
Through it all, I have worked on healing myself (without anyone holding my hand along the way), breaking down the stereotype of a strong black woman who feels no pain and can make it through anything, and at a point in my healing journey saying... "NO I'm not strong, can't' help you, I am exhausted and tired of masking.... I am always giving and never receiving anything in return, like praise or applause. "I'm Broken/Wounded/Weakened/Drained..."
"I Need Time and Space to Heal, "... "You Need to Heal Too, "... Healing is Honorable,"... "Healing is Transformative,"... "Healing Should Not be Stigmatized." Our new motto is, "Your Trauma is NOT DRAMA."
What I learned on my healing journey was that when exposed to Complex Trauma, complex interventions and treatment approaches, such as traditional talk therapy, physical fitness, role-playing, creating and performing music, writing, painting, and sharing your story all aid in making the healing process a lot more interactive, reflective, introspective, and enjoyable.
Better Path family Counseling and Consulting is a safe place to share your story, educate yourself, learn what parts of yourself have unresolved/unhealed deep-rooted trauma hiding, and gain the skills to fight with facts, knowledge, awareness, evidence based psychotherapy, such as Internal Family Systems Therapy, which I use, and transformative, nonreligious spirituality.
I'll share a little about how I went on my deep healing journey after coming out of a severely draining marriage to a Covert Narcissist. The damage was tremendous, and I realized I died within but was still alive... in other words, the trauma was paralyzing, emotionally damaging, and mentally damaging.
In that relationship, I repeatedly encountered humiliation, disrespect, confusion, accusations, triangulation, lies, smearing, harassment, financial abuse, abandonment, noncommitment, slandering, false allegations called into the police, and living in a world where it was opposites day every day. In this marriage, everything I did that was healthy, peaceful, and good-spirited was deemed wrong, stupid, nonsensical, and shameful... this is just the tip of the iceberg. What was done to me was criminal. The effects of the wreckage showed up in my mental, physical, emotional, and psychological health.
I share my story while encouraging others to share their story, advocating for mental health, and being an example of a woman that may have figuratively been pulled down while up, kicked while down, and suffocated in toxicity to the point where from the outside looking in, no one can tell who is the perpetrator and who is the victim.
Coming from a narcissistic family upbringing, where both my parents were narcissistic, they chose me as the scapegoat. I've been underestimated and mocked my entire life but refused to give up! People like me (sexually abused as a child, scapegoated in the family system for whistleblowing, foster teen, teen pregnancy, deadbeat dad of a child, all romantic relationships turned out to be narcissistic and sadistic psychological and emotional torture)...
Yea...it's true, people like me typically don't make it this far, and that is why I have to stay the course and spread the importance of mental health awareness, complex trauma, and healing. I am dedicated to helping others break the chains of generational trauma and experiencing life as an unhealed version of themselves.
Many people belonging to these groups heal through the arts, which is why advocating for the importance of supporting independent artists of all types is vital to my purpose as an artist with a well-established career in mental health and marriage and family therapy.
Independent artists provide us the tools we need to heal- the picture painted through emotions, lyrics, rhythms, and the sound uniquely created by their instruments... artists are needed.
Healing from devastatingly dark and inhumane emotional and psychological abuse is needed (the invisible wounds), and adult bullying awareness is needed.
Healing is integral for us to prevent more suicides and create a universal psychosocial awareness of the importance of treating other people with respect and room to discover themselves, heal, and grow. You are needed, your story matters, and your art or another profession outside the music and creative arts industry is also essential. Healing is contagious.
Your healing is essential; sharing your story saves lives and breaks generational curses of misplaced and unprocessed trauma. I want you to know that for anyone who has experienced complex trauma... the healing journey never actually ends... you have the right to stay in therapy as long as you want. If you decide you are doing well and feel pretty stable, then decide to return to therapy for more support later on down the road, please feel free to do so. With deep-rooted trauma, dysfunctional and diabolical families of origin, abusive ex-partners, smear campaigns causing multiple rounds of bullying, isolation, false stories spread about you, and social rejection throughout life, it is normal to have healing journey relapses... we are not judging... we love you.
I can relate, understand, empathize, and help you with the hell you have been through. You are strong... You are a fighter, which is why you are reading this right now. You want a better life. You deserve a better life. I'm here for you. I am thankful you discovered my trauma clinic, and I consider your healing journey to be just as important as mine. Remember, the healing journey never ends, but we get a lot healthier and see things much clearer, with healthy boundaries and self-love, when we make it out on the other side of the agonizing phase of deep-rooted trauma healing. We are Breaking Those Chains and Setting Ourselves Free in 2023. Declare That With Me.
Here's more tea ☕️ on me:
I graduated in 2006 with a Master of Human Science Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (4.0 GPA)
I graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Foods and Nutrition.
I have 18+ years of experience in mental health, therapy, and social sciences/services.
My private practice was established in 2011
Better Path Family Counseling and Consulting, PLLC, was established in 2016.
I have a natural love for humanity and a passion for helping individuals, couples, and families.
I launched the company Tina Rix Music and Film, LLC, and Thought Positive Media, LLC in 2020 to bring the community together through music and mental health. I'm an executive producer, and Film Director of an Award-Winning (over 60 awards) 9-episode Docuseries titled Music and Mental Health. You can find more information on our homepage. I am a music artist, releasing a full-length healing journey music album titled "No Looking Back," which was a labor of love and an integral part of my healing process. The music, arts, film... they are all part of me, and I killed those parts of me to fit in and be "professional," hoping to be accepted by society throughout different chapters of my life. However, music and helping others navigate life have always been my passions.
After the marriage, straight from HELL, my spirit sent me back to the music and launched me full force into the film world.
These two projects are symbolic of me returning to listening to my inner man and trusting my gut/intuition again ( which is something I stopped doing to people please and keep the peace in my marriage to a narcissist with Borderline personality disorder tendencies). 2023 UPDATE... My ex and father of the twins have come a long way, attended courses for anger and aggression, made healthy friendships, and supports all of my creative projects. He has matured a lot, lost about 20 lbs., works out consistently, is an excellent father, and we now co-parent easily. He is respectful now and uses self-control and other measures to deal with his Narcissistic characteristics and behaviors that have made domestic disputes and conflicts non-existent. e is also slowly starting the healing journey process now. I told you that healing is contagious. I would have never thought, in a million years, that he would do so much work on himself without my assistance or encouragement.
I am happy to share my experiences with the world. I am living in my calling and expressing myself in all forms possible. I want to connect with my most authentic self and embrace the many layers and personas I embody. "I'm Every Woman...It's all in me..." like Chaka Khan and Whitney Houston sing it!
I am focused on higher consciousness, career, parenting, my faith, and choosing to be positive. I also love volunteering and/or giving back to the community.
I began my current Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy Student program at Loma Linda University. I am on hiatus to focus on my 4-year-old twins but plan to return in a year or two. I love the program, faculty, and Dean.
I love to go on long walks in nature, especially around the Ladybird Lake area, and try my best to maintain a healthy balanced lifestyle.
I'm a world traveler. I frequent Europe (London and Paris specifically) as I have some lovely film and music associates.
I create music and produce non-fiction films. Maybe one day, I will get into fictional filmmaking...
I am always learning and am a big nerd... I am always learning something new and going down the rabbit hole hyper-focused.
I am an introvert. My personality type is INFJ. If you would like to know your personality type, click here.
I'm Tina Rix, MS, LMFT-S, Master Healer, Narcissistic Abuse Survivor, Scapegoated Child Abuse Survivor, Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivor, Teen Pregnancy Survivor, Church Hate and Judgment Survivor, Workplace Bullying Target, Spiritual Warfare Warrior, Mental Health Coach, Award-Winning Film Director, Music Recording Artist, Supermom, and Nutritionist.
I have developed my self-love and love myself so much that I am very confident in saying, "I am enough."
I want you to discover who you are enough, learn about your emotional needs and psychological wounds, and heal all the hurt and painful experiences.