Dionna Weixel, M.S., is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (CCAN). Ms. Weixel received her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2017. Her clinical interests and work focus on providing evidence-based interventions for children with problematic sexual behaviors, disruptive behavior disorders, and trauma-related disorders. Ms. Weixel is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents who are experiencing trauma symptoms and their caregivers, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), an evidence-based treatment for young children exhibiting disruptive behaviors, and Problematic Sexual Behavior-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT) for school-age and preschool children.
Ms. Weixel serves as the liaison between CCAN and the Child Abuse Response and Evaluation (CARE) Center, the child advocacy center serving Oklahoma County. She facilitates receipt of referrals from the CARE Center to treatment programs at CCAN, and provides crisis management services to families impacted by problematic sexual behavior of youth and trauma served by the CARE Center. Ms. Weixel is a member of the multidisciplinary team at the CARE Center and actively collaborates with law enforcement, child protective services, the District Attorney, child advocacy center staff, mental health clinicians, medical professionals, and other professionals in systems involved with families with the goal to identify and best respond to cases served at the children’s advocacy center.