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Toni Hernalsteen, LMSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Grief Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am licensed in Michigan with 15 years of professional work experience working with individuals, couples and groups. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, depression, life stressors, relationships and aging. I hold additional credentials in Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of MI (CAADC).

I am creative, enjoy thinking outside the box when working with clients to locate the motivation and assist them in persevering. Therapeutic interventions utilized include, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Family Systems Therapy and Client Centered. Having received additional training in Eye Movement Desentization Reprocessings, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness.

I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. You will find that I am an active listener with a commitment to assist you in your goals. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I strive to create a safe place to reflect and build your understanding of yourself. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

***At this time I am only able to accommodate clients that can schedule sessions Monday - Friday. Weekend appointment times are currently full. A limited number of evening appointments Monday - Friday are currently available.

Professional experience

15yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Expats, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

License information

MI LMSW 6801090847


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Toni Hernalsteen. 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.

Toni is the best! She is very understanding and caring!

Written on May 18, 2023 after therapy with Toni for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

It hasn't been very long, but after a few sessions, I definitely feel like like she's someone who understands me. We click very well and I 100% would recommend her by name!!

Written on Apr 21, 2023 after therapy with Toni for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I love Toni! She did such an amazing job!

Written on Apr 07, 2023 after therapy with Toni for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd