I am a licensed professional counselor living in Texas with 5 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. In my previous professional life, I worked over 15 years in the corporate world. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including, anxiety, body image, relationship issues, parenting problems, communication issues, self-identity, self-image, self-esteem, multicultural issues, and career challenges. I also helped many people who have experienced mental, physical and emotional abuse. Every individual has strength within them to grow and change.
My counseling style is warm, sometimes direct and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and trauma-informed counseling. However, I am also a strong believer in one's ability to choose in addition to exploring their purpose in life and will be willing to dive into existential or choice theory if necessary. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
- Relationship issues
- Intimacy-related issues
- Self esteem
- Career difficulties
- Coping with life changes
Stress, Anxiety , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Abandonment , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Immigration Issues , Infidelity , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Multicultural Concerns , Self-Love , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #78531 (Expires: 2021-12-31)
Tonya is amazing! The first therapist I’ve had that listens to every detail and provides the tools to help better your situation!
Tanya is the best therapist I've ever worked with as an adult. She is an active listener and gives great straight talk, no bs, relevant feedback. I've learned so much in such a short period of time with her.
Tonya is a really great counselor, she really helped me during my time with stressful relationships. I was able to see it from the outer perspective while still validating how I felt in the situation. I was able to change my perspective on how I viewed personal matters and that helped aliviate anxiety and stress. One thing that she always reminded me of is that I need to practice what we discussed, therapy helps with putting feelings out there but I am given tools that I am mean to utilize, and it only works when practiced.
Tonya is kind, gentle, very respectful, and most importantly a great listener. Im confident that she will help me grow and get me to that place I've been longing for.
I've had two therapists during my time here at BetterHelp, and Tonya significantly understood me more than my first. She is incredibly knowledgeable and is definitely a staple in my life.
I’ve been in therapy for about a week now and I love the ability to send an email and chat when something comes up for me immediately. The fact I can speak my feelings openly to someone who is going to give me an objective point of view has been helpful. I found my video chat with Tonya eye opening. I appreciated her questions that allowed me to connect behaviors and understand some root causes. I feel seen and not judged and believe that if I commit myself to therapy I will be able to reach my goals.
Tonya is wonderful. She is very timely in her responses back to me! So far we have been mostly communicating through email, however, the first video session we had was awesome and very helpful. I strongly recommend her!
Right from the get go I felt very comfortable with Tonya! She hears me out and will call me out if I catch myself in the same routines and mindsets that were giving me problems in the past. This was exactly what I needed. Every time I talk to her I feel so much better.
Tonya is intuitive and attentive to my concerns. What impresses me the most about her is her ability to connect the dots in my life, where I may not have thought things were related. Through our conversations, I am now able to better recognize my behavioral patterns and adjust how I respond, as opposed to being in a stressful/reactive loop. The results range from having a calmer mind and less stress to better relationships in general.
Tonya has been amazing to work with and very insightful. She doesn't just tell me what I want to hear, she holds me accountable for what I've said and done. This is something that I really appreciate. I don't just want someone to take my side on things. She is great and I will continue to work with her as I need help over time.
Tonya is great
Provides great feedback
Definitely takes time to understand where I’m coming from and gives me a perspective that makes me think about things differently
Had my first session with Tonya this week and it was a wonderful experience. I was nervous in the beginning, but she made me feel very comfortable throughout the session and was very insightful. She exceeded all of my expectations and I would definitely recommend her to anyone.
Tonya is, first and foremost kind, and I appreciate that. She is also very straightforward and I REALLY appreciate that. She's extreemly efficient in her methods, and that said- its not intimidating or anxiety inducing at all; she's open minded, and frankly that's wonderful- no judgement, just offering up tools and methods to heal, and I like that.
Tonya is a great listener and non-judgemental. She knows when to be gentle and when to be more firm. What more can I ask from a counselor?
Even though I have only had a couple of sessions with Tonya, I already feel immensely grateful for her support. Her ability to synthesize all of my random thoughts into meaningful conclusions always expands my self-awareness and I appreciate these insights very much. I also appreciate that she asks very relevant and productive follow-up questions during our sessions and in messages in between these meetings. Based on these exchanges, there is no doubt in my mind that she is truly listening to me and working incredibly hard to support me. I am so thankful for her and the fact that I feel so heard and respected during our conversations. I would recommend Tonya to anyone who is looking for a therapist who not only provides genuine encouragement and a warm, welcoming environment but who also knows exactly when to jump in and challenge you to grow. Thank you so much, Tonya!!