Hello, my name is Tonya Hillman and I would love to help guide you through many of life’s challenges. Having worked for nine years as a Licensed Professional Counselor in two states, Missouri
and Alabama, and currently working towards my Ph.d in Counseling Education and Supervision, I have had the opportunity to work with individuals and couples on a multitude of platforms.
These platforms include relationship development, coping with anxiety and depression, working to manage bi-polar disorder, processing trauma, and coping with loss and grief. I model my counseling style to be warm, inviting, nonjudgmental, attentive, and drawing primarily from the Cognitive-Behavior approach. This approach identifies the negativity within your life and helps you to process and change these thoughts through behavioral changes and coping strategies.
Seeking help for today’s challenges is an important and sometimes difficult decision and not one I take lightly. I will develop a specific treatment plan based on your needs to help you accomplish your therapeutic goals. I am here for you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Communication Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Life Purpose , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Traumatic Brain Injury , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #3463 (Expires: 2021-07-01)
LPC #2012007128 (Expires: 2021-06-01)
Tonya is awesome. She listens and helps me see things from a different perspective. She doesnt just tell me what I want to hear and she is smart. I truly value her opinion and appreciate her. I would recommend her to anyone.
Tonya is a wonderful Counselor that was ready to listen to me and helped me to identify my struggles and how to best combat them. She was always kind, but willing to tell me something that I need to hear, even though sometimes I didn't necessarily want to hear it. I am very thankful for her and her work!
She is very good at what she does. She makes me feel like I have a safe and comfortable environment.
Tonya is great! She offers a variety of skills and she is quite personable. She has a good repertoire of adjunct tools and therapies to complement her sessions, and she is a good listener. Her sprightly personality always brightens my day and I usually find a new way to see things during my sessions with her. She is a gem! Thank you, Tonya, for all that you do to help others, and for sharing your gifts in the service of others through Better Help.
Better Help is such a wonderful resource for individuals and communities! My son also sees Tonya on their sister site for Teens.
Mrs. Tonya has worked wonders for me. She truly cares and wants to help. I have nothing bad to say. Thank you so much!
I have seeing Tonya for over a year and I have never connected with someone as much as I have with her. She is so kind and understanding and patient. She is so non judgemental and gives really sound advice! Will be with her for a while!
Tonya keeps it real, but makes sure you know that you are supported. Wouldn’t have it any other way. ❤️
Tonya is great, she listens, she helps steer me toward perspectives that I haven't been considering, and she offers strong advice steeped in a deep understanding of her style of counseling.
Tonya has helped me make some major changes that pulled me from a major depressive episode. I feel that I would be in the same place without much hope if I hadn’t sought counseling. I really like counseling by phone. It is much less intimidating.
Even though we have diffent beliefs. Tonya meets me on every level. I really think we are making a great team!:)
Tanya always listens without judgment and helps me work through the issues I am dealing with.
Tonya is amazing! She helped me work through personal problems of setting boundaries and assertive communication. I was going through a divorce and she walked me through my emotions. I felt like I was talking to an old time friend that was giving me tools to better my life.
She's patient and listens to me. I appreciate her being patient with how difficult talking about myself is.
Tonya knows exactly how to work with me. She allows me to get distracted from time to time before bringing the hard questions. I have improved so much since we began.
She is attentive and 100% understands me. Without judgement she listens to me.
Tonya is very friendly and easy to talk to. She is upfront and honest but she is also very respectful. She takes me input into consideration and I always feel so much better after one of our sessions.
Tonya has been a great help to me and I always look forward to our chats!
Tonya is a great listener, empathetic and has given great advice and tools to navigate my way through my messed up life.
Tonya is adept and skillful. She is empathetic, a truly kind soul. However, she does not coddle. God has blessed me by blessing her with intellect, compassion, and dedication.
I love how timely she is. She is always available. She listens and equips me accordingly with what I need. Will definitely recommend her.
Tonya is an incredible listener who allows her clients to narrate their experience and hides their growth with sensitivity and humor. The environment she creates in therapy is a safe space to explore one’s goals and overcome difficulties.
Tonya has been wonderful. She’s a great listener and you feel like you’re talking to a friend rather than a counselor. She has given me a lot of tools to help with my anxiety and I would definitely recommend her.
I've only met with Tonya once so far, but what really stood out to me was the fact that she gave me a safe space to just cry. And that meant everything to me!!! She gave me a different perspective on a few issues I was struggling with, which allowed me to see myself and the situations in a different light. I plan on continuing to see her for as long as I can. Thanks Tonya!!
Tonya is very easy to talk to; she makes you feel extremely comfortable to opening up about yourself and your problems without any pressure. She makes talking to her feel like talking to a close friend rather than feeling nervous or at ease about talking to a professional. She's gotten me to overcome my struggles, forgive myself, and forgive others. She has helped me to move on with my future rather than dwell on my past and I couldn't be thankful enough.
Tonya is a phenomenal counselor that has truly been a God send for my journey of being more aware of my emotions and my emotional intelligence. She is compassionate and cares deeply about her patients. Highly and 100% recommended!
I have been working with Tonya for a few months now. There has been such a drastic change in me. It has truly helped to have her to talk to, listen and help sort out everything that goes on in this complicated brain of mine. I have had to cancel a few times last minute, because of my job or location if I didn’t have good service, and she was always understanding and helped even if we couldn’t video chat. I feel very comfortable opening up to her, and look forward to our chats each week. I would definitely recommend her.
I only video chatted with Tonya one time so far, but I can tell she is very educated and not only willing to help, but truly wants to help. We have chatted a few times back and forth, and she always responds immediately. She really brought me out of my comfort zone and I was able to tell her things about myself in the first visit that I have never told anyone before. She gave me advice and tips on things to help me and I have already had success thanks to her. I definitely recommend Tonya to anyone seeking help with anxiety like me, or any problem they are having.
Tonya helped me work through getting a support system around me so that I could better manage my anxiety and depression. Tonya is very nice and open. I would definitely recommend her.
I feel comfortable speaking with Tonya. She listens well, asks questions and provides feedback that is helpful. I would definitely recommend Tonya.
Tonya was always there! Very professional and helpful in some of the most stressful moments of my life. Definitely contact her if you need that support in moments of depression and loneliness.
We've only had one session so far, but in that session, she was able to ease my concerns about a number of issues I thought were bigger than they actually were and brought another one to my attention that I did not realize was an issue. We had a wonderful session - very enlightening. She is most insightful, caring, compassionate, engaging and I loved our first session.
She is great and I have truly appreciated her help. She genuinely cares about my well being and has been a huge help.
Tonya is very attentive to my needs, especially when it comes to communication and getting to the root of what my issues are and what I want to improve about my life. She is very non-judgmental, but one of the things I like most about her is that she doesn’t shy away from the truth. She always tells me what I need to hear, even if she thinks it might be uncomfortable at first, and that’s a quality I think everyone needs in a counselor. I don’t feel that I would have made the progress I’ve made today without Tonya’s knowledge and expertise. From what I’ve experienced, she truly cares about helping her clients overcome their obstacles.
She was very helpful and accommodating for my needs.
Tonya is a great listener, she helps me to identify and isolate the issue so that I can work towards it. She also points out when I’m making progress and makes me feel better whenever our session is done. She takes an interest in my personal life and pushes me to strive towards new or unexpected things. I have definitely made progress since meeting her. Every day is a struggle but I now know that I can get through it and that there is no shame in asking for help.
Tonya is THE BEST!! She is super easy to talk to and listens extremely well. She is very interactive. Answers messages timely and helpfully. It’s only been a short time but I already feel better.
Tonya understands what I’m going through and is very supportive. She is honest with me about the longevity of dealing with my grief but she is here along the journey.
Tonya has been wonderful, she has helped me gain insight into the problems I struggle with and is an awesome therapist. Always on time, engaging, and helpful. Would recommend her to anyone.
Tonya has been extremely understanding regarding my concerns and fears; thanks to our work together I have learned to control my anxiety and worries. Thank you Tonya!
Ms. Tonya has been vital to my time at school this semester. She has helped me by offering exercises and advise to aid in managing anxiety and stress. I appreciate her beyond words.
Tonya always answers me when I need her, and is always on time for our appointments. She takes the time to listen and give thoughtful feedback even when I need her at random times.
It has been amazing the change I have seen in myself working with Tonya in just the 3 short weeks we have been working together. She is positive and encouraging. She always follows up and checks on me. I would recommend to anyone who needs someone on the outside to speak with.