I am currently a certified school counselor and I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Louisiana for the last 3 years. I have over 12 years of experience working with children and families as a school counselor. I have had specialized training in play therapy, bully prevention, applied suicide intervention training (ASIST), and currently hold a tele-mental health certification. I have previously operated a domestic violence crisis line, provided anger management classes for students and parents, and was the coordinator of an afterschool program for middle school students.
My counseling style is meeting my clients where they are at present and providing unconditional positive regard. My approach to therapy is client centered, solution focused and cognitive behavioral. I am not adverse to trying new approaches if I feel that it will help my client achieve their goals for counseling.
I believe even the strongest people sometimes need extra support. It takes wisdom and courage to ask for help. If you are ready to take the next steps, I will be your partner in building a strong healthy future.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Multicultural Concerns, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LA LPC 5205
NJ LPC 37PC00880900
IA LMHC 110025
I am so appreciative to have a therapist like Tonya. She listens to my concerns and offers solutions, options. I had a previous therapist who was always in a hurry and never really paid attention to my concerns. It was very frustrating.
Tonya gets it.
Written on Aug 22, 2023 after therapy with Tonya for 11 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, and self esteem
Tonya is an amazing person to talk things through. She listens, she’s honest, and she can also be very light-hearted and fun when it’s needed. She’s truly fantastic at her job. I truly appreciate everything’s she’s done to help me become a better/healthier person.
Written on May 19, 2023 after therapy with Tonya for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and career difficulties
Tonya is an incredible therapist. Her kind, understanding, and calming energy has made the mental health journey much less scary and made it easier to open up and heal from past triggers and traumas. I highly recommend her to enough in need of help. Thank you Tonya for being the BEST therapist!
Written on Dec 31, 2022 after therapy with Tonya for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Tonya has been an angel in my life. She is really great at what she does and has helped me tremendously during the time I’ve had betterhelp. I wish I got help sooner and I wish more therapists were as great as she is. Thank you Tonya
Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Tonya for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd
She is exceptional.
Written on Nov 26, 2022 after therapy with Tonya for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief
Tonya is very compassionate and listens well.
Written on Sep 14, 2022 after therapy with Tonya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues