Tonya Pleasant

(MEd, LCPC, NCC)

About Me

Hello! I am Tonya Pleasant and a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, where I completed my Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling, and Bachelors of Science in Family Therapy and Community Development. I’m a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Maryland, and also hold licenses and certifications in Marriage and Family therapy (VA), Board Certified Professional Counselor and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor.
I’ve worked in the counseling and mental health field for 25+ years, and have worked with clients from all walks of and interests in life. I’m really grateful to avail myself/skills to effectively help my clients make positive, measurable changes in their lives in achieving their identified goals.
My primary therapeutic approaches are Adlerian and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Adlerian therapy primary believes in encouraging individuals and is a growth/wellness model of therapy; which takes an optimistic approach and focuses on your unique strengths, creativity and capabilities. CBT will help you understand your mind body connection of how your thoughts shape our behaviors and actions. In working with you I will listen to you; provide you with coping skills and behavior change techniques to consider implementing; focus on your strengths and abilities; and celebrate your progress and success, as you achieve your identified goals.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #LC1574 (Expires: 2021-01-31)

LMFT #0717000899 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by A.R. on Aug 01, 2020 after counseling with Tonya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Tonya Pleasant is an asset. Her acute ability to tease language down into your underlying behaviors and unhealthy patterns is uncanny. Could not recommend her more highly for professional guidance when you need some clarity in life.

Written by K.A. on Jul 22, 2020 after counseling with Tonya for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, career difficulties, and coaching

My therapy experience with Tonya Pleasant has been phenomenal. I’m not sure how I would be doing during this pandemic if it weren’t for her easy going way of helping me address my therapy goals. I highly recommend her.

Written by S.H. on Jul 18, 2020 after counseling with Tonya for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, and compassion fatigue

Tonya has been a great support to encourage me to identify the areas of my life where I want to grow, change and improve. She has challenged me to self reflect and set priorities and goals for myself. I feel confident with the tools I have learned. Her guidance has been immeasurable!

Written by C.C. on Apr 03, 2020 after counseling with Tonya for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Tonya is excellent and understanding. I highly recommend her!

Written by K.I. on Apr 03, 2020 after counseling with Tonya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, a

So far everything is great!

Written by E.B. on Feb 15, 2020 after counseling with Tonya for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Very helpful. She listens and is very thoughtful with her responses and suggestions! The session is more like a conversation rather just me talking to her, which is exactly what I wanted. She gives tools and knowledge to back up what she’s saying and is just overall knowledgeable! Would highly recommend!

Written by B.E. on Feb 04, 2020 after counseling with Tonya for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

We have only had one session but within minutes, I felt comfortable and was able to open up. Tonya was empathetic and made me feel heard. She helped navigate a conversation and exceeded my expectations! Can’t wait to chat more!