I am a licensed professional counselor and life coach in Georgia with over 6 years of experience . I have worked with teenagers with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, low self esteem, school issues, social issues, family issues, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder( ASD), and Mild Intellectual Disability (MID)/ Learning Disability.
With ADHD I will address issues of organization and focus and if needed help to put a plan in place to remedy those issues, as well as preparation beyond high school. With ASD I will address issues around communication and social skills, decision making, and executive functioning. With MID and Learning Disability I will address issues around academic performance, decision making, accommodations at school, life skills, and preparation beyond high school.
My counseling style is warm and empathetic, where I provide a safe place to talk without judgement, and I use a cognitive behavioral approach, which means that I will help you to get insight about how you think about things so you can take actions that improve your mental and emotional well being. I understand the relevant issues today that many teenagers face such as cyber bullying, pressure to find acceptance on social media, and pressure to achieve in school. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your teen's unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change so that you can be a happier, more successful you. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I am looking forward to meeting you and working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Career difficulties
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD
LPC #007521 (Expires: 2020-09-01)
I have been working with Tonya for a few weeks and she has been instrumental in helping me navigate my feelings around a recent trauma. Her approach is with kindness and understanding with logic and reasoning behind it. Have enjoyed our sessions and look forward to future ones.
Tonya is a kind and understanding woman who looks at all possibilities before she can give you a path to work towards, she challenges your way of thinking to help better your thought process when it comes to issues you are struggling to deal with and provides excellent resources to help you move forward and try ease how the situation is affecting you
Tonya has great empathy and insight into my situation. She’s able to get to the heart of the issue and ask some thought provoking questions and when needed, some good advice.
She’s really helping me learn about my situation and equipping me with the knowledge and tools to make it better. I highly value her presence in my life at this challenging time.
Tonya was very helpful in our sessions. I felt like she cared about my progress, listened to me, and gave me practical advice and tangible work to do between sessions.
Tonya is extremely personable and empathetic to her clients situations. She takes the time to listen and process what her clients are saying, so that she is able to succinctly summarize their main concerns and goals. While we are still working to overcome some of my personal issues, I have confidence that we will get there together!
I think Tonya is a very good listener and also understands the issues especially those which teens are facing. She also gives very balanced views and also suggestions..solutions ..and is generally eager to help.
My husband and I are newly married and experiencing some challenges with our family of origin. Tonya was great in helping us navigate this change. She listened, provided helpful tools, helped us understand each other better, and provided us with some great resources. Tonya was always available and checked-in regularly.