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Rising Stars: Meet Tina Rix

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tina Rix.

Hi Tina, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
I’m an overcomer. I have been through every type of abuse under the sun:

From childhood sexual abuse (molestation), physical abuse, emotional and psychological abuse from my family of origin, to removing myself from the home at age 14… not being protected or cared for by a parental figure, teenage pregnancy (16 yr old and pregnant, graduating H.S, and college early, obtaining my master’s degree by age 21….. Surviving 2 narcissistically abusive marriages, surviving adult bullying in the workplace as well as adult bullying, opening up my own mental health company, which is now a group mental health practice in 3 Texas cities, called Better Path Family Counseling, PLLC… to setting out to move this message of mental health awareness and advocacy around the world as well as we continue to heal (healing is an ongoing process when you have suffered complex trauma throughout your life)…

Lastly, I put my first love last, making sure to cover all other goals first, and finally returned to the music, my music… My companies founded all projects 100%, we are pretty much broke now, but I wouldn’t; change one bit of the experience… IT HAS BEEN A HEALING JOURNEY FOR ME. I love my story because it encourages others to KEEP GOING, DON’T… I have 3 singles released off the full-length album, titled, No Looking Back. The singles are “No Looking Back,” “Foul Play,” and “Soul Weep.”

I am proud of this music project and hope it helps people emote, vibe, groove, and relate. I love my life and story. I’m thankful for all the times God and the angels, in the form of people and spirits have looked out for me and helped me out along the way… We have come so far, but still have so much further to go.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
Coverage About Tina Rix Music Music

Film Director’s Biography

I am a licensed psychotherapist and multi-city group mental health practice owner. I am also a singer/songwriter who found too many years of neglecting my creative and musically inclined side was not healthy. Goal: Destigmatize &introduce mental health people worldwide while letting them know that they deserve to share their stories and heal.

It was the end of 2019 when I decided to focus on feeling alive and happy again. I realized that there was no reason I could not merge the 2 worlds that I operate in and love together. It was then that Music and Mental Health was birthed. I decided to not focus on myself for this project. The community needed to help me with this one. I wanted to tell the story of the importance of owning your story and stomping out the stigma that surrounds mental health through the lives of artists and musicians in the very creatively free city of Austin, TX, where I have resided full time for the past 4+ years.

I have been blessed to have my mental health company Better Path Family Counseling and Consulting, PLLC to be able to donate funds to the film company and the 9-part docuseries. The mental health company has offices in Houston, San Antonio, and our headquarters is located at 100 Congress Avenue of Austin, TX.

The music and mental health documentary-style 9-part docuseries main goal is to feature music and artists you may or may not have heard of before because they are mostly independent, including myself, to normalized discussing mental health topics, bring awareness to the importance of mental health, and utilize music and musicians as a vehicle to help get the message out about the importance of sharing your story and stomping out the stigma around mental health.

We filmed right up until the world shut down due to COVID 19, It is amazing how timely and even more relevant this film project is now due to the mental ad emotional state of people in the US and all over the world.

Do you have recommendations for books, apps, blogs, etc?
Book Titled: Power: Surviving & Thriving After Narcissistic Abuse by Shahidi Arabi (audiobook format)

It’s really good and recommended.

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Image Credits:

Rae Davis Photography

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