I am a licensed professional counselor with a Masters Degree in Counseling from Virginia Tech, a Post-Master’s Certificate in Counselor Education from the University of Maryland, and a Doctorate in Higher Education from Morgan State University. My passion for the mental health fields comes from being a part of a person’s journey of transformation, from the beginning point of confusion and frustration to the end goal of direction and confidence. It is truly a privilege to witness my clients’ discovery process as they identify their definition of success and move forward to achieving their goals and dreams.
I have 25 years experience treating adults and adolescents 13+ with various mental health and adjustment issues including anxiety, depression, and mood disorders. I specialize in assisting individuals and couples navigate life transitions related to relationships, parenting, workplace and career issues, and grief and loss. The diverse clients I have assisted include individuals and couples of all ages, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and sexual orientations.
I take a person-centered and holistic approach to better understand where clients are developmentally. I also use an integrative approach in customizing a treatment plan that works best for each client. CBT and strengths-based therapy are often utilized in helping clients identify goals and develop solutions that are meaningful to them.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Career difficulties
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Life Purpose , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCPC #LC1400 (Expires: 2023-01-31)
LPC #0701005750 (Expires: 2022-06-30)
I started seeing Tonya at a very dark time in my life and found her support to be extremely helpful. Meeting with her really feels like being a part of a team, where the two of you are working together as equals towards the same goal, and I really appreciate that. She offered some great ideas to improve my daily health and functioning, and she was respectful and flexible when I told her which ideas worked for me and which ones didn't. She even gave me some advice on my job hunt and resume, which was very helpful when I needed to get out of a rut.
Tonya has been a great help with many different concerns, during extremely difficult times! I highly recommend her!
She was the best counselor I had
Tonya is kind, insightful and non-judmental. Her counseling skills have help me immensely.
I have so enjoyed the time with Tonya. I feel so much more positive, and able to handle my depression. Tonya made great suggestions about things I could do to help me in my journey. She is a kind, caring person who listens. I highly recommend her. Thank you so much Tonya.
Tonya is Great and easy to talk to
I’m enjoying working with tonya. She has made some useful suggestions.
I came to Tonya with a specific, but deeply entrenched, problem that I'd been unable to solve on my own. After several sessions with her, I had a clear path forward. Tonya was empathetic and insightful. I felt like she really listened to me and respected where I was coming from. She is LGBTQ competent, and I felt comfortable talking about my religious practices with her although we are from different backgrounds. She was extremely helpful and I would absolutely recommend her as a counselor.
Has been helpful talking through my issues
Tonya was amazing. She was attentive, responsive, and would check in and follow up. She had great strategies and perspectives that have helped me manage my anxieties and fears.
Tonya is very friendly and easy to talk to. She is very responsive and checks in to see how things are going. She provides helpful tips and tricks to help. Anyone she is counseling would be in good hands.
Mrs.Osmond helped and advised me professionally and kindly.