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Tonya Delborne, LICSW, LCSW

Family conflicts Parenting issues Coping with life changes
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About me

Hello! My name is Tonya and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Originally from Chicago, I earned my MA from University of Chicago in 1998, and since then I have worked in a variety of therapeutic settings including domestic violence shelters, a foster care/adoption agency, and a parenting organization as well as managing a private practice where I currently reside in North Carolina. I work with clients affected by depression, anxiety, life changes, trauma and parenting and relationship challenges.

My approach to therapy is client-centered: clients are the experts on their lives and determine the direction and depth of therapy. Through a strengths-based and solutions-focused lens, I draw on multiple treatment modalities to guide clients in identifying strengths and developing treatment plans that accomplish their goals. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I assist clients in exploring relationships among thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to aid in discovering dysfunctional thought patterns leading to self-destructive behaviors and beliefs. Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), I support clients through developing skills: mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation with the goal of moving clients towards a life involving the capacity for experiencing joy and freedom.

Outside of my work as a therapist, I enjoy cycling, swimming, reading, knitting, cooking, and spending time with my family and friends.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Family conflicts Parenting issues Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

DC LICSW LC200002560

NC LCSW C013733

MN LICSW 32122


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

I highly recommend Tonya. She is an excellent therapist, warm and professional and she offers actionable tips and advice.

Written on Jan 13, 2023 after therapy with Tonya for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

Tonya is amazing and understanding, she knows how to ground me and bring me back to the present and allows me to speak freely

Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Tonya for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue