Tonya Hillman

(MS, LPC)

About Me

Hello, my name is Tonya Hillman and I would love to help guide you through many of life’s challenges. Having worked for nine years as a Licensed Professional Counselor in two states, Missouri and Alabama, and currently working towards my Ph.d in Counseling Education and Supervision, I have had the opportunity to work with individuals ranging in ages on a multitude of platforms concerning mental health and processing what is happening in their lives.
Navigating through today’s challenges for teens can be difficult and unfamiliar. I work hard to provide a safe, attentive, and nonjudgmental environment where teens can explore and process the difficulties concerning social environment, self esteem issues, bullying, substance abuse, trauma, coping with loss or grief, and everyday stressors. Drawing primarily from the Cognitive-Behavior approach, I work with teens to identify the negativity within their life and help them to process and change these thoughts through behavioral changes and coping strategies.
Seeking help for today’s challenges is an important and sometimes difficult decision and not one I take lightly. I will develop a specific treatment plan based on your needs to help you accomplish your therapeutic goals. I am here for you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, ADHD

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #3463 (Expires: 2021-07-31)

LPC #2012007128 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by D.A. on Aug 11, 2019 after counseling with Tonya for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Tonya is a phenomenal counselor that has truly been a God send for my journey of being more aware of my emotions and my emotional intelligence. She is compassionate and cares deeply about her patients. Highly and 100% recommended!

Written by L.U. on Aug 02, 2019 after counseling with Tonya for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

I have been working with Tonya for a few months now. There has been such a drastic change in me. It has truly helped to have her to talk to, listen and help sort out everything that goes on in this complicated brain of mine. I have had to cancel a few times last minute, because of my job or location if I didn’t have good service, and she was always understanding and helped even if we couldn’t video chat. I feel very comfortable opening up to her, and look forward to our chats each week. I would definitely recommend her.

Written by W.O. on Jul 21, 2019 after counseling with Tonya for 4 weeks

Tonya is always extremely patient and enthusiastic during our sessions. She's a great listener and remembers what I've mentioned in previous conversations. Her willingness to listen makes me look forward to our sessions.

Written by S.T. on Jul 18, 2019 after counseling with Tonya for 6 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I only video chatted with Tonya one time so far, but I can tell she is very educated and not only willing to help, but truly wants to help. We have chatted a few times back and forth, and she always responds immediately. She really brought me out of my comfort zone and I was able to tell her things about myself in the first visit that I have never told anyone before. She gave me advice and tips on things to help me and I have already had success thanks to her. I definitely recommend Tonya to anyone seeking help with anxiety like me, or any problem they are having.

Written by S.H. on Jul 15, 2019 after counseling with Tonya for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd

Tonya helped me work through getting a support system around me so that I could better manage my anxiety and depression. Tonya is very nice and open. I would definitely recommend her.

Written by S.T. on Jul 11, 2019 after counseling with Tonya for 2 weeks

Tonya is great and easy to talk

Written by J.E. on Jun 25, 2019 after counseling with Tonya for 2 weeks

I love communicating with Tanya!! She treats me with so much respect. I know I can depend on her. She gives me practical and Biblical advice to get through all my challenges. I would recommend her 100%!

Written by R.A. on Jun 13, 2019 after counseling with Tonya for 2 weeks

Tonya is so easy to talk to! She is very quick to pick up on my needs as I talk to her. I’m really enjoying having her as a therapist.

Written by B.E. on May 27, 2019 after counseling with Tonya for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Tonya has really taken time to listen to my concerns and observe my needs and has established a good routine to help me in my day to day life.

Written by L.O. on May 23, 2019 after counseling with Tonya for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

I feel comfortable speaking with Tonya. She listens well, asks questions and provides feedback that is helpful. I would definitely recommend Tonya.

Written by S.A. on May 17, 2019 after counseling with Tonya for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Tonya was always there! Very professional and helpful in some of the most stressful moments of my life. Definitely contact her if you need that support in moments of depression and loneliness.

Written by P.A. on May 08, 2019 after counseling with Tonya for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief, and self esteem

We've only had one session so far, but in that session, she was able to ease my concerns about a number of issues I thought were bigger than they actually were and brought another one to my attention that I did not realize was an issue. We had a wonderful session - very enlightening. She is most insightful, caring, compassionate, engaging and I loved our first session.

Written by A.N. on May 01, 2019 after counseling with Tonya for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

She is great and I have truly appreciated her help. She genuinely cares about my well being and has been a huge help.

Written by B.R. on Apr 28, 2019 after counseling with Tonya for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Tonya is very attentive to my needs, especially when it comes to communication and getting to the root of what my issues are and what I want to improve about my life. She is very non-judgmental, but one of the things I like most about her is that she doesn’t shy away from the truth. She always tells me what I need to hear, even if she thinks it might be uncomfortable at first, and that’s a quality I think everyone needs in a counselor. I don’t feel that I would have made the progress I’ve made today without Tonya’s knowledge and expertise. From what I’ve experienced, she truly cares about helping her clients overcome their obstacles.

Written by C.L. on Apr 17, 2019 after counseling with Tonya for 2 weeks

She was very helpful and accommodating for my needs.

Written by B.R. on Feb 27, 2019 after counseling with Tonya for 3 months

Tonya was very thorough, taking both my goals for therapy and my daughter"s and merging them into something truly beneficial. Though skeptical at first, regarding online therapy, this worked perfectly in our busy schedules. Tonya was able to connect with my daughter and help her work on issues and gave her tools to succeed. The counselors are REAL licensed therapists that care. Tonya was great at connecting with me regarding progress and expectations. Overall, it was a very good experience. Highly recommend the video calls for teens. It just fits with their current lifestyles. Try it. It works!

Written by H.A. on Feb 20, 2019 after counseling with Tonya for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Tonya is a great listener, she helps me to identify and isolate the issue so that I can work towards it. She also points out when I’m making progress and makes me feel better whenever our session is done. She takes an interest in my personal life and pushes me to strive towards new or unexpected things. I have definitely made progress since meeting her. Every day is a struggle but I now know that I can get through it and that there is no shame in asking for help.

Written by B.R. on Jan 24, 2019 after counseling with Tonya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Tonya is THE BEST!! She is super easy to talk to and listens extremely well. She is very interactive. Answers messages timely and helpfully. It’s only been a short time but I already feel better.

Written by P.H. on Jan 16, 2019 after counseling with Tonya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Tonya understands what I’m going through and is very supportive. She is honest with me about the longevity of dealing with my grief but she is here along the journey.

Written by O.M. on Jan 16, 2019 after counseling with Tonya for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Ms Hillman is very easy to talk to, makes you feel really comfortable from the beginning.

Written by H.I. on Jan 03, 2019 after counseling with Tonya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Tonya has been wonderful, she has helped me gain insight into the problems I struggle with and is an awesome therapist. Always on time, engaging, and helpful. Would recommend her to anyone.

Written by K.A. on Jan 01, 2019 after counseling with Tonya for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Tonya has been extremely understanding regarding my concerns and fears; thanks to our work together I have learned to control my anxiety and worries. Thank you Tonya!

Written by J.O. on Dec 22, 2018 after counseling with Tonya for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Ms. Tonya has been vital to my time at school this semester. She has helped me by offering exercises and advise to aid in managing anxiety and stress. I appreciate her beyond words.

Written by J.O. on Dec 10, 2018 after counseling with Tonya for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Tonya is a caring individual with a depth of experience and an open mind to complex issues. Tonya teaches when she can, listens when she can and tries to remain compassionate and present when confronted with tough situations. She's made herself available when situations were tough and communicates well to set expectations.

Written by H.A. on Dec 09, 2018 after counseling with Tonya for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Tonya is very open minded, available, and supportive. She is professional and reliable. I believe that she really works with the couple, providing tools and insights to help them sort through and find resolution in their relationships.

Written by N.I. on Oct 08, 2018 after counseling with Tonya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Tonya always answers me when I need her, and is always on time for our appointments. She takes the time to listen and give thoughtful feedback even when I need her at random times.

Written by R.E. on Oct 08, 2018 after counseling with Tonya for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

We have been doing weekly counseling for around 3 weeks with Tonya Hillman. She has been very understanding and goes out of her way to try to understand both sides of the story. She has given us strategies and time to reflect. We are very pleased with her so far. Thank you Tonya!

Written by G.A. on Aug 22, 2018 after counseling with Tonya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, self esteem, and career

It has been amazing the change I have seen in myself working with Tonya in just the 3 short weeks we have been working together. She is positive and encouraging. She always follows up and checks on me. I would recommend to anyone who needs someone on the outside to speak with.