I am a licensed professional counselor with a Masters Degree in Counseling from Virginia Tech, a Post-Master’s Certificate in Counselor Education from the University of Maryland, and a Doctorate in Higher Education from Morgan State University. My passion for the mental health fields comes from being a part of a person’s journey of transformation, from the beginning point of confusion and frustration to the end goal of direction and confidence. It is truly a privilege to witness my clients’ discovery process as they identify their definition of success and move forward to achieving their goals and dreams.
I have 25 years experience treating individuals and couples with various mental health and adjustment issues including anxiety, depression, and mood disorders. I specialize in assisting individuals and couples navigate life transitions related to relationships, parenting, workplace and career issues, and grief and loss. The diverse clients I have assisted include individuals and couples of all ages, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and sexual orientations.
I take a person-centered and holistic approach to better understand where clients are developmentally. I also use an integrative approach in customizing a treatment plan that works best for each client. CBT and strengths-based therapy are often utilized in helping clients identify goals and develop solutions that are meaningful to them.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Career difficulties
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD Read more...
LCPC #LC1400 (Expires: 2021-01-31)
LPC #0701005750 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
When my partner and I began our counseling journey with Tonya, we were at a crossroads in our relationship. With her empathetic and patient guidance, Tonya was able to help us navigate back to our center. She was particularly skilled in helping us increase our self-awareness and improve our communication, which it turned out, was at the core of our discontent. My partner and I highly recommend her for any couple who are looking to truly "hear" each other and improve your communication.