My name is Marina Tonkonogy. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 15 years of professional counseling experience.
As a mental health professional, my main goal is to help you navigate through the challenges you might be facing and find your center in times of turmoil. My approach to counseling is person-centered. I believe everything you experience is valid and all your thoughts and feelings are real and important to you. Together, we will explore how you can cope with things outside of your control and how to make positive changes in the areas of your life you have some control over.
In my professional career, I have worked a lot with immigrants, both new and those who had lived in the country for many years. As a first generation immigrant myself, I know the difficulty of adjusting to a different culture. If you are an immigrant, you can count on my full support and ability to relate to any cultural adaptability issues you might have experienced.
Lastly, psychotherapy is a collaborative process in which you and I both share responsibility for the outcome. It requires as much participation from you as it does from me. This process works best if you are open to self-reflection and seeing things from a different perspective. I will do my best to empower you to find your own solutions and implement them in your everyday life.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Career difficulties
- Coping with life changes
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Dissociation , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Guilt and Shame , Immigration Issues , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Somatization Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMFT #48252 (Expires: 2023-07-31)
I think I was very lucky that it didn’t take me 10 different counselors to find the right one. Marina really helped me to get through a very tough time of my life. She’s very knowledgeable and her expertise in various subjects is very strong. She’s a great person. Marina doesn’t impose anything on you, but prompts you to think and come to conclusions by yourself and the ones that YOU think are best for YOU. She has a variety of tools in her arsenal to provide in order to help you.
I don’t beed counselling at this point in time, again thanks to Marina, but m sure I’ll be back and I am staying matched with Marina!
Very grateful for her help !
Excellent Counselor. I would like to have her again in the future.