Hi there! Congratulations to you for taking the first step toward a happier and healthier way of connecting to your teen. Not only am I a licensed professional counselor, I am also a certified school counselor and national certified counselor licensed in Texas. I have over 19 years of experience working as a therapist and school counselor. I have worked with clients and students with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship issues, and healthy communication over a wide span of ages and developmental stages.
My counseling style is nurturing, supportive, and encouraging with a side of humor. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. We are all more than the labels society tries to put on us and we can redefine ourselves with the help of the right therapist. My approach combines solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic therapy, but my theory and approach are second to understanding the unique and specific needs of my client. I am here to serve and support any client in achieving their personal goals in therapy.
I look forward to working with you and your teen!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Parenting issues
- Coping with life changes
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Compassion fatigue , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Commitment Issues , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Multicultural Concerns , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #71681 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
Tonya is a wonderful person to talk with, a warm and comforting soul, and the best therapist I could have ever asked for. I was in a dark place during this pandemic, and I've never been able to open up and talk about my emotions and fears with anyone. Tonya was so patient with me, building trust and rapport in a seemingly effortless way. She is beyond compassionate and thoughtful, and helped teach me to manage my emotions and thoughts so that I could go forth and thrive in the future. I'm so thankful for the opportunity to work with Tonya, and I would recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone.
My daughter loved having Ms. Tonya as her therapist. It is great to be able to have more than one way to communicate with her.
Tonya has been fantastic support me as I work through some pretty large life changes. She empowers me to find my own answers and sets me up with “homework” to move me towards the goals that I have for expanding my personal communication and the exploration and acceptance of my true feelings. We’ve been working together for a couple of months and our time together has already been invaluable. She is, hands down, my favorite therapist that I have worked with.
Tonya is great! She is funny and very good at communicating. She has helped me learn to use "I" messages, which has been very useful. I am glad to be working with her!