Tonya "Celeste" Agan

(LICSW)

About Me

The types of therapy I use are Solution Focused, Trauma Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, while always providing Unconditional Positive Regard throughout interactions with clients as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
In over 15 years, I have helped thousands of people as a counselor and a social worker. I attended the University of Tennessee for over 6 years, primarily studying social work at the graduate level, completing a Master's of Science degree and all but dissertation (abd) in the Social Work PhD (doctoral) program. I decided teaching and research are not my passion. I enjoy serving others and watching growth and change occur. I have also worked advising other therapists on clinical treatment needs at a community mental health center for over 3 years. I stand apart and I do not have preconceived notions about the individual I am serving, as no two people or two situations are alike.
Worksheets and references are provided to assist in the process of change, completed following sessions and to provide something real to refer to in your change process. Work is done within sessions, but the true tests are the thinking and practicing outside of our counseling sessions. I will be with you along the way, figuratively, in your heart and mind, but the true work can only be done by you.
I have worked extensively with people that have substance abuse struggles, parenting and relationship issues, and mental health difficulties (specifically trauma, bipolar, schizophrenia, anxiety and depression). I have worked with individuals, young and old, navigating concerns with their sexuality and gender identity. Please note that my first method of great service is to establish a totally judgment-free zone. I work to serve others and am here to serve your unique concerns and needs. You are seeking help for a reason, a change must be in order. Let's create a picture of what your ideal life would be and develop a plan together to journey to that place.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LICSW #2468 (Expires: 2022-05-31)


Reviews

Written by R.U. on Jun 10, 2021 after counseling with Tonya "Celeste" for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

I really enjoyed engaging in therapy via text with Celeste. She is direct and honest and this is crucial for me in achieving what I wanted; clarity. I worked with Celeste for one month with the intention of gaining some clarification on a specific personal relationship issue. It worked. Thanks Celeste; being straight up is an invaluable trait. Be peaceful!

Written by S.H. on May 17, 2021 after counseling with Tonya "Celeste" for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Celeste has helped tremendously in the last three months to allow me to remain centered in myself and be able to respond to any situation rather than react to everyone around me. I feel in control of myself and so connected.

Written by H.U. on May 09, 2021 after counseling with Tonya "Celeste" for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Celeste is awesome, she really listens and can help identify my blocks. She remembers things and understands me and provides me with resources to understand myself better and to help me with my goals. Thank you Celeste!

Written by A.S. on Apr 22, 2021 after counseling with Tonya "Celeste" for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

I personally requested to have Celeste back I absolutely adore her! She is amazing!!!!

Written by M.A. on Mar 08, 2021 after counseling with Tonya "Celeste" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

A wonderfully understanding and supportive person. I didn’t originally know why I needed counseling again. After a few sessions and working through my needs, Celeste has been a huge help in my mental and emotional health. Things will and do get better and Celeste is wonderful to help you.

Written by T.I. on Feb 23, 2021 after counseling with Tonya "Celeste" for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is good with me! They paired ne with a great listener! She offered great advice that i use daily.

Written by A.N. on Jan 22, 2021 after counseling with Tonya "Celeste" for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Very satisfied and enjoy speaking with her

Written by R.E. on Dec 12, 2020 after counseling with Tonya "Celeste" for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Compatibility w your counselor is key. And I think mine is very compatible with me. I’m glad we found each other. She knows her stuff.

Written by M.O. on Nov 06, 2020 after counseling with Tonya "Celeste" for 1 month on issues concerning trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She’s great

Written by D.E. on Oct 08, 2020 after counseling with Tonya "Celeste" for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I can’t thank Celeste enough for all the support and advice she has given me. She completely understands my needs and supports me through all the processes I go through. When I speak to Celeste I feel really connected to her, she is very straight talking, this is something I much appreciate, but also she is a very caring person. She has helped me massively with my mental health and has provided me with many good resources to help me with this.
I would highly recommend Celeste to anyone.