Tunjua Nathaniel

(LMHC)

About Me

I provide social and psychological services to at-risk adults, adolescents, and children. I have a Bachelor's degree in Social Work and a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor I am trained as a Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator. I am also trained Certified Correctional Health Professional and a Certified Addiction Professional. I started my career as working with youth at risk. I also have extensive experience working with Law Enforcement, Mental Health Court, Psychiatrists, and Corrections Officers, inmates and their families. I specialize in treating individuals with Anxiety and Depression, Bipolar, Trauma/PTSD from Sexual or Physical abuse, as well as Behavior issues,emotional abuse and anger management . A majority of my career has been spent working with dual diagnosis clients, and individuals suffering from severe mental illness. I believe that early intervention can help transform children and their parents into empowered families and individuals. I utilize a mixture of the cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, strengths-based, and postmodern theoretical approaches that assist individuals in consciously deciding what to focus on and not allow unwanted or intrusive thoughts in. These modalities also help a client to envision a future and acquire the coping mechanisms and skills to achieve the goals he/she desires.


Specialties

  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 19

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH10013 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by J.A. on Jul 25, 2021 after counseling with Tunjua for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

Mrs.T has been very supportive and honest with me in my journey of self love & personal growth. I felt comfortable with her since day 1 and very excited to continue working with her.

Written by M.I. on Jul 21, 2021 after counseling with Tunjua for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Incredible therapist! It is my first time being consistent after years of going once and not being ready to face myself. She has helped me begin to cultivate a different outlook and perspective on a multitude of things and we are just getting started! Her way of separating facts from feelings and finding the root cause of behavior is probably my favorite thing I’ve learned and I have implemented it in my every day life. Can’t wait for my next session!

Written by L.E. on Jun 28, 2021 after counseling with Tunjua for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coach

She’s the Best!! Direct, to the point and helps with teaching the tools to put your wants and needs first. Glad she’s on this journey with me!

Written by P.A. on Jun 26, 2021 after counseling with Tunjua for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

T has helped me understand and deal with my feelings. Love her!!!

Written by F.A. on Jun 25, 2021 after counseling with Tunjua for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I am a queer, immigrant, woman of color, and I feel really grateful that I found Tunjua. She just gets it! She keeps it real, and she's really open. I don't feel like I have to code switch my language in our sessions. She's easygoing, sharp, and doesn't beat around the bush when it comes to her advice. Ms T is responsive on chat as well, and she sends me practical tools to have on hand for my anxiety.

Written by M.I. on Jun 13, 2021 after counseling with Tunjua for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Thank you so much for believing in me and getting me through this tough time.

Written by N.I. on May 23, 2021 after counseling with Tunjua for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Tunjua is very personable and great at what she does. I would recommend her to anyone!!

Written by A.I. on May 18, 2021 after counseling with Tunjua for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Tunjua seems very warm, spiritual, and affirmative. She's a great listener AND provides great advice. Also she sends the most uplifting messages. I want to recommend her to everyone.

Written by J.U. on May 17, 2021 after counseling with Tunjua for 3 weeks on issues concerning anger management

She’s down to earth, professional, and approachable. She knows her field and cares about those she helps.

Written by B.E. on May 13, 2021 after counseling with Tunjua for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I was very nervous about starting therapy, but thanks to our sessions, I’m much more comfortable, and much more honest with myself on what my issues really are. I’ve also been able to start pinpointing ways to help myself grow. Highly recommend.

Written by R.Y. on May 09, 2021 after counseling with Tunjua for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Tunjua is such a good therapist! She is very in tune with herself and so she is very in tune with me and my needs. I feel heard and supported every session.

Written by S.U. on May 08, 2021 after counseling with Tunjua for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

She is the best counselor anyone could ask for. She is very helpful and gives great advice. She is also a great listener and puts things into perspective. She’s awesome!

Written by K.A. on Apr 27, 2021 after counseling with Tunjua for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

Tunjua is real. In a difficult time, she is a genuine person with truly insightful words and impactful experience to share.

Written by M.A. on Apr 16, 2021 after counseling with Tunjua for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Very accepting and caters the client’s individual needs with no hesitation! Would highly recommend her to anyone!

Written by D.A. on Mar 19, 2021 after counseling with Tunjua for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Tunjua Nathaniel (Ms T) has been a valuable resource in my healing journey. She shoots straight from the hip and is no-nonsense when it comes to helping you become a better version of who you are meant to be. She CARES about your healing. She is principled in her methods while being positive and hopeful about my journey. I would highly recommend her (I already have!) She gives a beautiful balance of clinical experience, principled wisdom and patient listening.

Written by B.E. on Mar 03, 2021 after counseling with Tunjua for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coaching

She is really good!

Written by S.A. on Feb 04, 2021 after counseling with Tunjua for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I’ve just started BetterHelp and only have had one counseling session with Ms. Tunjua Nathaniel and I must say the first impressions is a lasting impression. She is a awesome listener and has great feedback. I was nervous about my first session, but she made it very comfortable for me and easy to open up. The best counselor I’ve ever talked too.

Written by C.A. on Jan 28, 2021 after counseling with Tunjua for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

If you've avoided therapy like I have for years, I promise you one session with Tunjua will change that. Thorough and straight to the point with a warm demeanor, she's everything I didn't know I needed in a therapist!

Written by C.H. on Jan 15, 2021 after counseling with Tunjua for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

She’s awesome!

Written by K.A. on Jan 04, 2021 after counseling with Tunjua for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Tunjua has been a great therapist in my time of need. She is very straight to the point and does not sugar coat. She is also very personable and makes me feel comfortable at the same time. I am grateful to have her as my therapist.

Written by D.A. on Dec 20, 2020 after counseling with Tunjua for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I love her attitude! She gets straight to the point and doesn’t sugar coat things. I like therapists that help me work on myself rather than just empathize and allow me to stay stagnant. If you want some real results, she’s your girl.

Written by A.M. on Dec 16, 2020 after counseling with Tunjua for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem

I look forward to my counseling sessions with Ms. T. She shares insights and introduces thoughts for me to consider that support my growth .i appreciate her perspective and direct way of communicating.

Written by N.A. on Nov 17, 2020 after counseling with Tunjua for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Very down to earth and supportive

Written by C.H. on Oct 28, 2020 after counseling with Tunjua for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Tunjua was kind and thoughtful with her approach.

Written by E.U. on Oct 26, 2020 after counseling with Tunjua for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is amazing! She gets straight to the point. She is very good about flipping around what you are projecting. And she is 100% honest at all times. people should definitely recommend working with her if possible she's helped me in so many ways. I don't think anyone could ever have anything bad to say about her she's so caring and logical. She's exactly what my ideal therapist would be.

Written by D.A. on Oct 19, 2020 after counseling with Tunjua for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Mrs. T brings great insight into how we approach our emotions, and she discusses relatable concepts, while also sharing her personal and professional experiences to help understand these concepts. I am extremely grateful for the time I have been able to spend sharing thoughts with Mrs. T.

Written by A.N. on Oct 19, 2020 after counseling with Tunjua for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

Dr. Tanjua is personable, relatable, funny, tells it like it is. She is able to give examples that connect in my mind and help unlock further pathways and realizations. I don't value myself, because I don't think I'm important. I feel like a failure (especially compared to gross expectations of myself when I don't even try) and I feel stagnant and stuck and unworthy because I have stopped growing. I'm no longer challenging myself to learn new things that are important to me and make me happy. I've begun my healing journey and I'm ready to open all the boxes of emotions I've been avoiding.

Written by W.H. on Oct 12, 2020 after counseling with Tunjua for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Going into this, I was afraid this wouldn’t be personal because it isn’t face to face. Ms. T made me be comfortable IMMEDIATELY! She is real and she is inviting. I connect with her and I look forward to our conversations each time.

Written by R.E. on Oct 08, 2020 after counseling with Tunjua for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I am so happy I got to know Ms. Tunjua! She has played a positive role as my therapist. I feel as if I can achieve my goals that I have set out with her guidance! Thank you so much for everything you do!

Written by T.A. on Oct 08, 2020 after counseling with Tunjua for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

She’s awesome

Written by G.I. on Sep 09, 2020 after counseling with Tunjua for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

Ms.T has helped me so much in a short time we’ve been working together. I look forward to our sessions and I feel I gain a lot from each session. She is wonderful at what she does! I’m so grateful to have met her.

Written by D.E. on Sep 03, 2020 after counseling with Tunjua for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Ms Tunjua helped me a lot to view my past traumas in a different point of view, and she gave me really great advice that has helped me better myself. Always a good time talking to her :)

Written by G.I. on Aug 23, 2020 after counseling with Tunjua for 1 month on issues concerning depression, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Ms. T is a saint. Honestly, I was in a really dark spot when I had my video message with her. I felt hopeless, and truly felt like nothing could help me. We had our session and she was receptive, professional, and kind. I knew immediately that she was someone I could feel comfortable sharing my troubles with. We had a session exactly 29 days ago, and I feel like a different person. I feel a vigor for life I haven’t felt in a while. I don’t know what the future holds in store for me. However, I do know I have Ms. T to thank for helping me when I felt like no one could, to help me heal myself for myself.

Written by J.E. on Aug 20, 2020 after counseling with Tunjua for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

“T” is a breath of fresh air. Very real and authentic person with a lot of wisdom. She’s a woman of Christ and I very much appreciate her guidance in my time of need. Thank you “T” :) God Bless.

Written by L.O. on Aug 12, 2020 after counseling with Tunjua for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

great supporter of my needs and my issues

Written by A.R. on Aug 05, 2020 after counseling with Tunjua for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

She's a beast for real. I love her so much!

Written by T.A. on Jul 25, 2020 after counseling with Tunjua for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

T has been a saving grace in my life since the first day we met. I couldn’t be more happy I found a therapist in her!

Written by A.L. on Jul 22, 2020 after counseling with Tunjua for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Tunjua is a gift from God to me. I prayed for someone who would listen to me, take my upset and teach me strategies on how to lead a hapoy, healthy life after trauma. She is extremely knowledgeable and I'm blessed to work with her.

Written by M.I. on Jul 21, 2020 after counseling with Tunjua for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Ms T provides open and honest guidance as together we walk through areas of my life that need refinement. Just as you would rearrange the furniture in your home for a "fresh look and new feel" the same holds true for us as individuals, sometimes you simply need to rearrange the old thoughts and practices and and open the door to new perspectives.

Written by F.A. on Jul 18, 2020 after counseling with Tunjua for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Ms. Nathaniel has been very professional and attentive in following up with during the week. The counseling sessions are open, relaxing and informative . I would highly recommend ms. Nathaniel to other people in need of this counseling.

Written by C.A. on Jul 07, 2020 after counseling with Tunjua for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Miss T is really caring. I believe she truly listens to me and hears my concerns. I also like that she’s real with me, genuine and caring

Written by K.I. on Jun 05, 2020 after counseling with Tunjua for 3 weeks

I really enjoy my sessions with Tunjua Nathaniel. She has helped me to view things differently and gave me some techniques to use in moments when I feel unbalanced. I appreciate her calming voice and suggestions, Thank you!