Dr. Tonia Goodrich

(PhD, LPC)

About Me

Hello, I am Dr. Tonia Goodrich, a licensed professional clinical counselor in three states )Tennessee, Kentucky , and Georgia ). I hold a Ph. D in Counseling , Education, and Supervision.

For over over 15 years I have had the honor and privilege of working alongside individuals, couples, and families as they faced some of life’s most challenging chapters . I have supported many successful individuals find peace and purpose.

I have experience and specific training in areas of trauma , relationships and specifically in areas related to forgiveness, shame,grief among others.

It is my belief that the initial reasons individuals present to counseling with often have deeper roots. These issues can be convoluted , masked, and therefore may be manifested in a variety of ways . Understanding ourselves better can help narrate where we want to go next. Psychotherapy is a deeply personal and individualized journey. It is also my philosophy and approach to treatment that we are not our illnesses or what has happened to us.

If your goal is to take that first step ,or to continue your journey, I can take that step with you and provide you with the tools and guidance to navigate existing obstacles.

PLEASE NOTE !!!!!: I offer voice call and live text therapy sessions. ONLY They are typically 50 mins unless otherwise noted. Clients who choose to work with me may write me as often as they wish, many times daily if you would like. I reply to an INITIAL message within 24 hours, and then the second message within 48 hours. I really love the work I do which is why i put my whole heart into it during the week and I reserve the weekend for myself and family in order to recharge

I strongly encourage clients to schedule an initial live session (via call or live text) to ensure we are on the same page for desired goals. After initial, instead of weekly detailed messages you may schedule instead a week once a. week live session ( up to 4 per month), unless otherwise specified. . If you prefer to message only, not live text, this is also an option. After we establish initials goals , I will be reply, in detail , once per week as to give you time to process any information just as you would in traditional weekly therapy as recommended. If you have difficulty finding a time that works please message me and we can look at some different options. This approach I find , allows me to give each and every client quality and thorough feedback with specific guidance an reflective homework.

Online counseling may not be appropriate for some instances and should not be utilized as crisis counseling. If you or someone you know is an imminent threat to themselves or others please always remember to contact your emergency services or 911.

Starting something new can be challenging and I like to give as much information up front for you to make a informed decision f I am a good fit for you. I hope to meet you soon.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone


LPC #4008 (Expires: 2020-12-01)

LPCC #165645 (Expires: 2020-12-01)

LPC #LPC007442 (Expires: 2020-09-01)


Written by R.A. on Aug 07, 2018 after counseling with Tonia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

My counseling experience with Dr. Goodrich has been amazing she is caring, kind and makes sure we are proceeding at a pace I feel comfortable with. Trauma counseling is one of the hardest things I have ever had to go through and she has made sure I know that I am not doing it alone. I would highly recommend her (and already have) to anyone that I think could be helped by her or Betterhelp. Thank you for making counseling so readily available and affordable!