About Me

Hello and Welcome,

In my experience, people seek counseling for many different reasons. Although life can be challenging and sometimes difficult, I believe that with support and effective strategies, we can all find a way to thrive in any situation at any stage of life. There are times when we need help processing losses and painful situations as well and I believe therapy can help anyone find relief from pain in these distressing situations.

Through non-judgemental and supportive listening it may be possible to help you identify the causes of your distress as well as to explore strengths you can use to improve your overall sense of well-being when life’s difficulties confuse and overwhelm you. The use of long term and short term goals can also be very helpful for anyone in determining treatment strategies and the direction of therapy. I have found Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to be very effective in strengthening self-esteem and confidence, as well as increasing independence, and in improving decision making, relationship health, emotion regulation, and a more positive mood. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can be very effective in helping you to identify and replace damaging, distressing and ineffective thinking patterns with those that can help you achieve your goals in life and improve your emotional health.

My name is Toni Kooy and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado. I have been working in the substance abuse and mental health field since 2004. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Counseling, both, from the University of Colorado.

I have worked with clients primarily, in the rural and urban community mental health center setting and have worked with a variety of clients from the age of 4 years old to the age of 80 years old . I have extensive training and experience with clients who struggle with problems related to mood and emotions as well as trauma and grief. I have received extensive training in trauma, which included EMDR. Thus, I have worked with many clients who were experiencing the symptoms of trauma in my past employment. In the past, I have worked as a musician, a construction worker, a nanny, a home-maker, and an assembly worker as well as my current 14 year career as a therapist, so I bring a varied and non-judgmental life perspective to the therapeutic process as well as a flexible schedule.

You have already gained insight into your situation and have utilized strength to seek help. If you would like to continue in your journey toward a life in which you can thrive, I would be honored to join you in your walk.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC.0005555 (Expires: 2019-08-31)


Reviews

Written by M.O. on Mar 05, 2019 after counseling with Toni for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Before Toni, I was crying every day and feeling immensely depressed and hopeless due to childhood trauma and also more recent trauma. She is a great listener, extremely caring, affectionate while also professional and organized, keeping the big picture in mind. She has been methodically guiding me through stages of personal growth and healing via video calls and also sending me reading materials. Whenever I feel down, which happens much more rarely than it used to, I console myself with the thought that my next session with her is scheduled soon.

I highly recommend Toni for anyone dealing with depression, insecurity, heartbreak, trauma of varying severity. My life is getting better every day because of her guidance.

Written by N.A. on Mar 03, 2019 after counseling with Toni for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Toni is wonderful. She understands depression and anxiety, and does everything she can to help you understand it too. She’s kind, and funny, and I have never once felt judged when talking to her.

Written by J.E. on Feb 24, 2019 after counseling with Toni for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I really like Toni. She offers a wide variety of advice and ways to get me into my own head if need be. I think my favorite part of BetterHelp is just having someone that you can talk to whenever it may be. It’s helping me with so much and I am so grateful to her.

Written by D.M. on Feb 11, 2019 after counseling with Toni for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

Toni is a wonderful consultant! She helped me go through my tough time and I also appreciate her so much as a friend . She is kind and patient, and she respect me as a person no matter how wrong I feel myself is!

Written by K.E. on Feb 06, 2019 after counseling with Toni for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Toni has been very helpful. She is very empathetic and clearly understands me and helps me understand my situation better.

Written by K.. on Jan 11, 2019 after counseling with Toni for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Toni seems to genuinely care, and is always ready and willing to talk or listen.

Written by S.A. on Jan 11, 2019 after counseling with Toni for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Toni is very supportive & understanding. She makes me feel that I'm heard & understood and that she will be there for me when I message her. I'm glad she's my counselor.

Written by A.N. on Dec 18, 2018 after counseling with Toni for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

She is a great therapist. She has a professional disposition and great attitude.

Written by W.E. on Dec 15, 2018 after counseling with Toni for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Toni has been kind and understanding, and with the initial time we've spoken has worked to understand what I'm going through.

Written by J.U. on Oct 31, 2018 after counseling with Toni for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Tony has been a large help already and has given me some insight on things that I have been struggling with my whole life. I look forward to sticking with her and hoping to advance with her expertise in realizing what I can be and how I can think better and feel better.

Written by M.A. on Oct 23, 2018 after counseling with Toni for 4 weeks on issues concerning self esteem

Toni is helpful and very easy to talk to, I recommend her counselling services.

Written by L.U. on Oct 19, 2018 after counseling with Toni for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management

Toni, has been wonderful during her counseling. She does not mind my long messages, and I know he reads them in depth because of her precise answers. Her questions have helped me to go back in time and relate instances that have altered my present emotional state. I feel I can open up to her and tell her anything.