Tia Hawkins, a dedicated and experienced Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), joined Paragon in 2021 as the Assessment and Outreach Facilitator for Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Services. With extensive expertise, she excels in assessments, community education, and crisis intervention.

Tia’s diverse background spans pivotal roles, including Residential Services Director, Clinical Supervisor, and Team Leader. Tia’s rigorous training focuses on administering the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) and The Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADIR) assessments, demonstrating her dedication to comprehensive care for individuals with autism and related disorders.

With nearly 2 years of exceptional service at Paragon, Tia now serves as the Director of Outpatient Counseling. Her expertise spans various mental health areas, including Intensive Community Treatment (ICT), Intensive In-home counseling (IIH), Mental Health Skill-building (MHSS), Therapeutic Day Treatment (TDT), and Outpatient therapy services.

Tia’s approach to working with individuals of all ages is rooted in meeting them where they are, providing compassionate guidance, and developing personalized treatment plans tailored to their unique needs. She strives to empower clients and help them navigate life’s challenges while fostering positive change. Tia’s therapeutic approach draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as a foundation, while incorporating techniques from other perspectives such as Client-centered, Mindfulness, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Passionate about making a difference in the lives of those she serves, Tia Hawkins, as the Director of Outpatient Counseling, combines her extensive experience, compassionate nature, and diverse therapeutic techniques to support individuals and families on their journey towards well-being and personal growth.