Tonya Klemmer

(LCSW)

About Me

My name is Tonya Klemmer, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, from Marywood University in 2003. I've worked in many different settings with individuals and families who have a variety of personal issues such as depression/anxiety, stress, family problems, trauma/abuse, adolescent sexual behavior problems, relationships/parenting and more. Over the past 16 years as a clinician, my experience has taught me that the most important aspect of counseling by far is the relationship and comfort you feel with the person you choose to share your struggles with. I believe we can all grow through challenging experiences by increasing our self-awareness and recognizing our potential. It would be my privilege to work with you and help you see your true worth. We all want to be able to share our personal truths and be accepted and understood. I believe it's very important to be open-minded and non-judgmental when someone shares their personal story or experiences with me.

You are welcome to message me anytime through Better Help. The frequency with which you can have access to a counselor to work through day to day emotions and problem solving is extremely beneficial for most and a nice change from traditional outpatient counseling. I usually check messages twice each day, six days per week. I offer messaging, video and phone sessions with availability after 5pm Monday- Friday and anytime on Saturdays. Please note that what you see in my calendar may not reflect my only availability so you always want to check that out with me through messaging first.

I look forward to working with you!



Specialties
•Stress, Anxiety
•Anger
•Adolescents
•Depression

I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self-esteem, adolescent sexually acting out behaviors, high functioning autism, and Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 23 in the field of social work and 16 as a clinical therapist


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #CSW005808 (Expires: 2020-09-01)


Reviews

Written by L.A. on Jun 26, 2020 after counseling with Tonya for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

she is AWESOME.

Written by L.C. on Mar 23, 2020 after counseling with Tonya for 8 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and grief

Amazing therapist with a compassionate heart and so much wisdom. A true listener and guide!

Written by G.A. on Mar 12, 2020 after counseling with Tonya for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Tonya is absolutely amazing. She helped me figure out that I've been walking around with a misdiagnosed and untreated bipolar disorder that I was completely oblivious to for years. She's by far the best therapist I've ever worked with. After trying to make therapy work for me for years, I feel like I've finally found someone who understands me and works with me even when I'm being difficult. I highly recommend.

Written by J.D. on Feb 11, 2020 after counseling with Tonya for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Grateful for Tonya; as she is empathetic, genuine, and an attentive listener. Her guidance has helped me through many rough patches I have experienced as of late.

Written by E.L. on Jan 02, 2020 after counseling with Tonya for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

She is understanding and patient. She helps me reflect and see things from a new perspective. She offers good problem solving.

Written by M.I. on Dec 02, 2019 after counseling with Tonya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Tonya is very understanding and great at listening. She also give great advice is was able to open my eyes and add perspective to issues.

Written by J.A. on Aug 30, 2019 after counseling with Tonya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Tonya does an amazing job and I appreciate her feedback and understanding.

Written by M.I. on Aug 23, 2019 after counseling with Tonya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Tonya really helped me to understand what I was going through and I learned how to make the necessary changes to change my negative thoughts.

Written by S.U. on Aug 21, 2019 after counseling with Tonya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Tonya is wonderful! Super sweet and has a way with words that is very comforting. She answers as fast as she can and as best she can. I'm thankful that BetterHelp paired me up with her.

Written by A.N. on Jul 27, 2019 after counseling with Tonya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and adhd

She is very knowledgeable, caring and a great problem solver. She is certainly competent. I’m truly happy with her.

Written by K.A. on Jul 23, 2019 after counseling with Tonya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Tonya is wonderful to work with! She put me at ease immediately and demonstrated a deep understanding and sensitivity to the issues I want to work on in counseling.