About Me

Hi. Thank you for taking the time to meet me. I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) since 2012. My clinical experience was in residential treatment of women with co-occurring diagnoses, including Substance Use Disorders and Mental Health. I have an additional 5+ years of working as a Peer Support Counselor, assisting parents in the navigation of the mental health system for their children.

I am a helper and teacher by nature, am curious about people, and have the ability to listen and make connections to things that don't seem to be related.

My theoretical orientation is Existential, which teaches us that many of our problems are formed in relationship and, thus, can only be healed through relationship. However, I don't take a "blank slate" approach to therapy. I think an appropriate show of emotion can help normalize feelings. I also draw from the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) approach of therapy, using my experience and the experiences of past clients to help you work towards the life YOU define as worth living. It is my strongly held opinion that if people were taught how to regulate their emotions, tolerate distress, and practice mindfulness, many of the issues we see today would be less severe.

If you decide to work with me, it is important for you to know that I am a bit of a geek and a dog mom. You might hear quotes from movies or songs. I might reference an excerpt from a book. All of this is to add context to the topic at hand.


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Co-morbidity , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family of Origin Issues , Guilt and Shame , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #C2837 (Expires: 2022-10-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Bonnie Toering. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by S.J. on May 28, 2022 after therapy with Bonnie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Bonnie holds me accountable but has the grace to listen and let me stumble upon ideas.

Written by S.T. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Bonnie for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions

Bonnie has been great to work with I really appreciate her!

Written by E.R. on Apr 09, 2022 after therapy with Bonnie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Bonnie Toering service as my new therapist over the last 4 months has been very important and helpful to my healing, progress towards my goals with Better Help’s interactive platform

Work with me!