Tonya Wacker

LPC, LPCC

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.


Specialties

  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 3

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

TN LPC 5094

KY LPCC 104252


Reviews

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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

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

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

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

Written on Aug 23, 2022 after therapy with Tonya for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Tonya has great insight and candor, which cuts through the illusion to heart of issues and has given actionable things that can be put into practice. I highly recommend.

Written on Jul 23, 2022 after therapy with Tonya for 3 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, grief, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Love Tonya

Written on Jul 13, 2022 after therapy with Tonya for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Tonya is the best mental health expert I have ever dealt with. I couldn't ask for a better therapist if I tried.

Written on Jun 28, 2022 after therapy with Tonya for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Tonya is amazing at what she does. She gave me that push I needed to get my mental health back on the right track. She listens to me and then we come up with ways to overcome my fears. She is just so amazing I would recommend her to anyone who needed a therapist.

Written on Jun 04, 2022 after therapy with Tonya for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Tonya Wacker is a fantastic listener and very supportive! All the information she sent me was very helpful and got me to reflect on the negative way I had been reacting to events around me. We cannot change who we are but if we are aware of our thought patterns it becomes easier to spot when we are sabotaging ourselves. Thank you!

Written on Apr 20, 2022 after therapy with Tonya for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Tonya is a very effective listener and giving positive solutions for changing to a healthy mindset. She is generous with her time and thoughtful in her correspondence by email. I appreciated the opportunity to seek her advice and expertise.

Written on Apr 15, 2022 after therapy with Tonya for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Very helpful

Written on Mar 31, 2022 after therapy with Tonya for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have worked with Tonya Wacker for a month now and she has been incredible! She is an awesome listener, and she is extremely relatable and personable. Her advice and homework is extremely helpful and I feel great after communicating with her or working on any assignments that she gives. I feel that I have grown as a person through this time, and my understanding of mental health has grown through her support.

Written on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Tonya for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Just started with her and she sure sees things clearly!

Written on Mar 11, 2022 after therapy with Tonya for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion

Tonya is super uplifting, our meetings are always super helpful and insightful. She sends me notes and worksheets that really help me get down to it, and this is truly what I needed.

Written on Mar 08, 2022 after therapy with Tonya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Tonya is very polite and helpful. She checks in on me even when we don’t have a session scheduled.

Written on Feb 17, 2022 after therapy with Tonya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Amazing listener, extremely helpful

Written on Jan 13, 2022 after therapy with Tonya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Excellent listenter. Very intelligent and experienced. I would reccomend her to anyone.

Written on Jan 12, 2022 after therapy with Tonya for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Amazing person and therapist

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