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Tonya Wacker, LPC, LPCC

LGBT Relationship issues Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Have you been struggling with finding peace of mind? Are you tired of hunting for happiness and feel like living life every day has become a struggle? Have stress and anxiety taken over your life? Do you feel like things or relationships in your past, are casting a shadow on your future? Have you forgotten or are struggling to find what is unique, special and wonderful about you? Counseling may be the answer to helping you discover who are, what you want to become and develop a plan to build a brighter future.

In a society where we are judged by differences and weaknesses it is difficult to remember your strengths. I believe that every human being regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background deserves to have a life filled with respect, love, contentment, and companionship and use several treatment modalities to help clients find learn to identify, appreciate and celebrate the multicolor facets that make them special. I do this using several treatment modalities tailored to fit the needs of the client. I offer client centered and solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioral and cognitive processing therapies, existential and art therapies.

I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I treat a wide range of mental health challenges including anxiety and stress, mood disorders, trauma, depression, sexuality, sexual identity, alternative lifestyles, coping with chronic illness, military family life, and life transitions. I have 30 years of working with couples, members of alternative lifestyles, service members, families and support system members.

I want to collaborate with you to create a Therapeutic plan for positive outcomes. My approach is eclectic, eccentric, creative, nerdy and tailored to the needs of each individual. I want to help you develop ways to cope with life’s struggles and process old triggers holding you back so that they can rediscover happiness and a sense of wonder in your world.

Professional experience

3yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Commitment Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation/Loneliness, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

TN LPC 5094

KY LPCC 104252


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Tonya Wacker. 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.

My therapist is an awesome amazing GOD Send

Written on Feb 16, 2023 after therapy with Tonya for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

I have only had one therapy session with her so I will need time to evaluate how things are going

Written on Feb 15, 2023 after therapy with Tonya for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, and self esteem

Tonya is good at what she does and is a great listener. She has thoughtful ideas for progressing through therapy and life's issues.

Written on Feb 14, 2023 after therapy with Tonya for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Understanding, direct, no none sense approach to solving problems and setting boundaries. Frank, compassionate.

Written on Feb 10, 2023 after therapy with Tonya for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Very responsive, very knowledgeable in her field, and genuinely wants to help the people she’s working with.

Written on Nov 03, 2022 after therapy with Tonya for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Tonya has been great in helping me overcome my anxiety and depression

Written on Sep 21, 2022 after therapy with Tonya for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem