Tonia Cassaday

LISW

About Me

Hi! I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the state of South Carolina. I am also a certified Health Coach and Life Coach. I have six years of experience as a practicing therapist working in private and public agencies, as well as, hospitals. I have a great deal of experience working with those who are coping with depression, stress and anxiety, grief and loss, and parenting issues. Relationship problems, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with addiction are also specialties of mine. I am a mother of four children, two of which were adopted, and the wife of a career serviceman. I personally know the unique challenges of military life and have received extensive training in this area. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, going to the beach, and visiting new places. I love animals and have two dogs and three cats!

My counseling style is warm, genuine and collaborative. I believe in treating others in the same manner in which I would like to be treated. I meet clients where they are in life and work from that place. I feel honored when someone shares their personal struggles with me and in turn treat them with the utmost respect. I work very hard to be open-minded and non-judgmental. My approach combines evidence -based cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and family systems therapies. We will work together to create a treatment plan that meets your individual needs and goals.

It is very difficult to take the first step toward feeling better and I applaud you for doing so. When you are ready to take the next step, I would love for us to work together. It would be a privilege to take this personal journey with you. I have day and evening times available. I am available by live chat, phone, and video.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LISW #10333 (Expires: 2022-12-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Tonia Cassaday. 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 P.A. on Jun 29, 2022 after therapy with Tonia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues

Very helpful, friendly, good listener and good service.

Written by C.H. on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Tonia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I’ve only had a few sessions with Mrs Cassaday but I feel like she completely understands where I’m coming from and, best of all, with no judgement.

Written by M.E. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Tonia for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Tonia is amazing. She's great at what she does, offers reasonable advice and perspective. She is also very easy to communicate with and makes the atmosphere comfortable for vulnerability.

Written by C.H. on May 15, 2022 after therapy with Tonia for 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Love Tonia and she helps me tremendously every week. I have recommended her and Betterhelp to family.

Written by V.E. on May 09, 2022 after therapy with Tonia for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, coping with life changes, adhd, grief, and compassion fatigue

Tonia is truly the best therapist I've ever had. In such a short period of time, she's helped me navigate through an intense season of grief, and also to honor my boundaries in all of my relationships. She has a warm, solutions-driven approach and working with her has made me feel more empowered overall. Her intelligence and honesty shine in every interaction I've had with her. If you're looking for a therapist with a warm, conversational approach, look no further than Tonia. I can't make lofty promises, but I can certainly say she's helping me make changes in my life for the better.

Written by C.H. on May 05, 2022 after therapy with Tonia for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Tonia is the best therapist I have found in 20 years. She is knowledgeable and empathetic. I feel I have grown in just a couple of months. I am better able to recognize my triggers and navigate complex relationships from a grounded space. I highly recommend her.

Written by T.R. on Apr 27, 2022 after therapy with Tonia for 3 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

She’s great!

Written by D.E. on Apr 04, 2022 after therapy with Tonia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She very understanding

Written by C.H. on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Tonia for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Tonia is an absolutely wonderful counselor. Very attentive and uses a plethora of methods. Challenges me to be better every time we talk. Could not dream of better.

Written by J.A. on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Tonia for 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Tonia is an excellent therapist that really cares for me. She is well-educated, but she is also a learner as well and constantly open to new ideas. She is a breath of fresh air.

Written by J.E. on Nov 10, 2021 after therapy with Tonia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and anger management

First timer to therapy and totally satisfied with my therapist, Tonia Cassady. She answers all of my questions, concerns, has suggested a couple books to learn more, is full of insights and suggestions garnered from her years of experience. I am completely satisfied, look forward to our future sessions, know I will accomplish the 2 goals that brought me to BetterHelp in the first place. She is an excellent match for me.

Written by C.H. on Oct 15, 2021 after therapy with Tonia for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Tonia is awesome! She doesn’t feel like a therapist, she feels like a concerned family member.

Written by L.A. on Jun 09, 2021 after therapy with Tonia for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and self esteem

Tonia is very friendly and caring, she has helped me regain my confidence and let go of things that have been dragging me down for years!

Written by D.A. on May 26, 2021 after therapy with Tonia for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, and career difficulties

I love Tonia. She is great! I highly recommend her.

Written by J.A. on Apr 29, 2021 after therapy with Tonia for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Tonia- has been the best therapist I could have asked for. One of the best decisions I have made was to try this app to find her. She is professional, very factual, and knowledgeable. I look forward to working with her every week and have already gained so much from our sessions.

Written by V.A. on Apr 19, 2021 after therapy with Tonia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd

Tonia and I clicked from our first session. She is easy to talk to, listens to what I have to say, offers different approaches on how to deal with my issues, and is a great listener. She has been able to walk through issues with me and together we have come up with ways to resolve them that actually work. I am grateful for her!

Written by L.A. on Apr 14, 2021 after therapy with Tonia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I just started with Tonia this was my second session and I enjoy talking with her and she listens and understands how I feel.

Written by A.L. on Mar 31, 2021 after therapy with Tonia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Tonia is a wonderful counselor and friend. She uses great reflective listening and I can tell she truly cares. She is very insightful and offers wonderful cognitive behavioral exercises. Since working with Tonia I feel so much better in my daily life. I highly recommend her.

Written by Y.O. on Mar 22, 2020 after therapy with Tonia for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Tonia is great! Takes time to break your concerns and stressors down to come up with a plan with you.

Written by S.T. on Dec 30, 2019 after therapy with Tonia for 4 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Very caring and understanding. Love working with her!

Written by B.E. on Jul 11, 2019 after therapy with Tonia for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Tonia got me through several very difficult weeks. She is an expert at obtaining history from her clients... I have never had a therapist who I think knows me as well as Tonia does, in such a short period of time. Highly recommend!

Written by J.U. on Apr 15, 2019 after therapy with Tonia for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Wonderful!

Written by G.E. on Dec 06, 2018 after therapy with Tonia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

Tonia has been a big help in helping me to manage my anxiety and deal with everyday situations as well as making herself available frequently via text and phone calls

Written by A.R. on Nov 30, 2018 after therapy with Tonia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and anger management

I’ve been receiving therapy with Ms. Tonia and she is great

Written by C.H. on Nov 15, 2018 after therapy with Tonia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, and career difficulties

Intuitive with practical approach. Highly recommend.

Written by J.A. on Oct 29, 2018 after therapy with Tonia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Extremely professional and intelligent. Offered unique and effective solutions other therapists have missed. The best money I have spent in a long time!

Written by K.R. on Oct 24, 2018 after therapy with Tonia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Amazing super nice lady. Great listener but also great conversation. I highly recommend her to anyone. She actually seems like she cares.

Written by B.E. on Sep 19, 2018 after therapy with Tonia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem

My time spent with Tonia Cassiaday has helped me heal and start to understand why I am feeling the way I feel. I am so appreciative of her work and the time she spends helping me become a better me.

Work with me!