Tonya Shankle

About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based out of Texas with 5 years practice experience and several years case management experience working in a variety of settings and a variety of Mental Health diagnosis, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, trauma, abuse, grief, and many different life situations.
I will work with you, meeting you where you are, to create services that best assist you by emphasizing strengths, past successes, recognizing self defeating patterns and setting goals specific to you and what you want to attain during therapy. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused therapy including Brainspotting to assist with trauma experiences and processing.
Providing solution focused treatment that is person centered and understanding that the connection between a therapist and client is very important for a successful outcome. I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Tonya Shankle. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Jan 07, 2023 after therapy with Tonya for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Tonya is an incredible counsellor and therapist. Through her support and guidence I was able to overcome the challenges I had in the aftermath of a life changing event and learn more about myself to help me move on from it in a positive manner. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Written on Dec 26, 2022 after therapy with Tonya for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I am so thankful that I found Tonya! She is very considerate of what I want to discuss and work on, and she brings a variety techniques to our sessions to find something that works. She has been so helpful.

Written on Oct 19, 2022 after therapy with Tonya for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

I’ve had one session so far and it was fantastic.

Written on Aug 03, 2022 after therapy with Tonya for 1 month on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Tonya makes me feel so understood. She helps me find the clarity I need by guiding me and my emotions. I feel such a difference already after a couple of meetings already.

Written on Jun 01, 2022 after therapy with Tonya for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I think I answered a couple if the quick answer Qs wrong!

Tonya is amazing and my experience of her is all the very best!!!

I'm in a rush and my eyes were bouncing a bit and I think I answered at the wrong end of the spectrum on a couple. grrr....

Written on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Tonya for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Tonya has been an amazing support through a difficult time in my life!

Written on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with Tonya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Tonya is marvelous. Started out with her in couples therapy then transferred over to here and asked to be matched with her for single therapy because we liked her so much.

Written on Mar 03, 2022 after therapy with Tonya for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Tonya is amazing and supportive councellor who has helped and guided me through my anxiety and mental health. She provides a range of tools, training and guidance to help you and is always there for a call or a chat. I would highly recommend her!

Written on Mar 03, 2022 after therapy with Tonya for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

When I came to therapy I knew I had some issues to sort through. Tonya has been a guide to lead me in the direction to find more inner peace in my life. Finding a therapist was one of the best things I’ve ever done, and I’m extremely grateful to have been paired with Tonya.

Written on Feb 02, 2022 after therapy with Tonya for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Tonya has been wonderful. She’s really helped me to manage my anxiety and we’re successfully working through some past trauma. She’s a positive person and has a kind demeanor. I really enjoy having her as a therapist and would highly recommend her to others.

Written on Jan 20, 2022 after therapy with Tonya for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Tonya has been a godsend for me - my life has been so different since I’ve had someone to guide me and keep me accountable in my healing and growth. She always makes me feel heard and understood and I would definitely recommend her to friends!

Written on Nov 19, 2021 after therapy with Tonya for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem


Tonya had given me great guidance in how to maintain positive habits and improve ways in processing my thoughts and feelings. CBT is now no longer a psychology jargon to me but a workable technique that I understand and use. She gave me very helpful tips around how to actually apply mindful techniques, especially on how to be more self-aware of the trigger points to our irrational thoughts and understanding how it affects our emotions and behaviours on a day to day basis. After each session, I felt the sense of relief acknowledging that there are ways to cope and handle the negativity that I had experienced from the result of my own thinking patterns and judgement. For my treatment, Tonya focused more on the present onwards. Her approach is forward thinking rather than focusing on things we can no longer change in our past. She taps into the ways we can change our habits for the better through self initiated actions and having full accountability of the results based on the work we put in, I think this is especially effective for those with addictive tendencies who are willing to go through the hurdles and work towards bettering themselves. I highly recommend working with Tonya.

Written on Oct 15, 2021 after therapy with Tonya for 5 months on issues concerning depression

My experience with Tonya has been excellent. In a variety areas she has gently directed me towards effective strategies to improve my well being. In particular, she has been extremely patient with the pace of my explanations and understanding about my need to narrate my problems at length.

I'm very happy to have engaged with Tonya through BetterHelp, and she represents one of the best reasons I have to recommend this experience to others.

Written on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Tonya for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

After now a few months of working with Tonya, it has been a true delight having her as my counselor. Extremely kind, understanding yet knows how to be stern when I am being irrational. My weekly sessions with her were something I grew to look forward to! Truly, anyone who gets matched with her is in for a treat! Wonderful experience with her!

Written on Jul 27, 2021 after therapy with Tonya for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

I think Tonya is a great counsellor and has really helped me over the past few months. I find it very easy to talk to Tonya and she eases any stresses I have.

Written on Jul 13, 2021 after therapy with Tonya for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Great counselor. It feels like safe space to air your thoughts and feelings. Tonya has a way of asking the right questions and giving you the space to process and observe your own words while still keeping a light atmosphere. Highly recommend.

Written on Jun 12, 2021 after therapy with Tonya for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Tonya is incredible, I highly recommend speaking with her, she is very professional and personable and easy to talk to.

Written on May 28, 2021 after therapy with Tonya for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and self esteem

Tonya professionalism shows in her work, she is caring, understanding and has provided me with a number of ideas and information I can use to work on myself and my mental health. I have been feeling a lot better since starting my councelling sessions with Tonya.

Written on May 15, 2021 after therapy with Tonya for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

I am currently taking sessions with one counsellor Tonya Shankle and she is the best....I have learnt a lot about myself...boundaries and am working on my self esteem.She listens to me carefully and understands my mindset and what I am feeling .She explains the situation and guides me to actually recognise my feelings, emotions that i might experience daily....I find it very very useful and would recommend people to get counselling from Tonya definitely
Thanks a lot for connecting me to wonderful counselor
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