Co-Responder Profiles

Meggen Sixbey Ph.D., LMHC, LMFT

Assistant Director
Behavioral Services Division
Phone: 352-273-3337
Dr. Meggen Tucker Sixbey is the Assistant Director at the University of Florida’s Police Department, overseeing the Behavioral Services Division which includes a mental health support team of clinicians who respond with law enforcement officers to calls that are determined to present as mental health related. Prior to receiving her doctorate from the Department of Counselor Education at the University of Florida in, with a specialization in crisis intervention and suicide prevention in 2005. Dr. Sixbey worked with the Alachua County Crisis Center from 1998-2008 and with the UF Department of Housing and Residence Education’s Crisis Intervention Consultant Team from 2002-2020 providing on-site crisis intervention, suicide prevention and training. Additionally, Dr. Sixbey worked with the Counseling and Wellness Center since 2005 and served as the Associate Director of Crisis and Emergency Services there from 2012-2022. Dr. Sixbey has provided local, state and national on-site responses and trainings related to suicide prevention and intervention, crises, disasters, emergencies, threat assessment, and other traumatic events in many other roles since that time. Most recently she provided support to Uvalde, TX families impacted by the shooting at Robb Elementary School. Her clinical and research interests include post-trauma recovery through a trauma informed lens, suicide intervention, and interpersonal relationship dynamics. She has written on topics such as: help seeking behaviors, family resilience factors after a trauma as well as the implications for therapists’ when working with individuals in crises. Dr. Sixbey is also an affiliate faculty member in the College of Education where she teaches graduate counseling courses in areas such as Trauma and Crisis Intervention, Professional Identity and Ethics, and Introduction to Counseling.