I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Arizona and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio with over seven years experience. I have worked with adolescents in the Intensive Outpatient setting, adults with severe mental illness and substance abuse detox inpatient, and adults experiencing their first psychotic break. I have also provided community mental health services and medication assisted treatment. I support individuals in need as well as those in a group setting. I have helped hundreds of patients through a variety of situations including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, mental illness, and addiction.
My counseling style is eclectic. I know that no single approach is right for every individual. I have been trained in a range of modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Brief Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Person Centered Therapy to name a few. I offer careful and compassionate counseling with the focus on understanding the person.
My educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Toledo with a primary focus in Psychology. I also have a Master of Arts in Counseling from Spring Arbor University.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
AZ LPC LPC-18434
I've had a few therapists in the last decade, but Tolana is by far the best therapist I've ever had. She is so empathetic and non-judgmental. I feel listened to and understood by her and that, in turn, encourages me to completely open up and be honest with her. I have never felt so comfortable talking with someone about all my thoughts, opinions, and issues. I highly recommend Tolana - she's definitely a light in this world.
Written on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with Tolana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Tolana has been such a game changer. I can't express how grateful I am to have her as my first therapist. She has been an incredible listener and feel safe expressing myself. Such a pleasure to work with!
Written on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Tolana for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and grief
Tolana encourages, motivates me and gives me Faith. She's full of wisdom and faith form the word of God . I'd always enjoy my session with her. She inspires me after every session. God bless her!
Written on Mar 18, 2022 after therapy with Tolana for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd
I like how Tolana listens and give you time to talk it out. Here feedback so far is very comprehensive
Written on Mar 12, 2022 after therapy with Tolana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
She has been extremely helpful and understanding!
Written on Mar 04, 2022 after therapy with Tolana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues
Tolana is attentive, empathetic and understanding. She truly takes the time to thoughtfully come up with solutions and steps to help in any situation. I highly recommend Tolana.
Written on Feb 27, 2022 after therapy with Tolana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd