Licensed Mental Health Therapist
Tonya is accepting clients to her waiting list.
I work with adolescents 12+ and adults who have intense emotions and reactivity. Populations of particular interest include LGBTQ+, adult survivors of childhood trauma, and individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD). I enjoy working alongside individuals over an extended period of time while they stabilize symptoms, gain insights on their disorder, and work to heal from hurts.
My approach in therapy is about unconditional positive regard, validating experiences, and providing consistency. I enjoy creating a space where everyone feels respected and safe because shame dies when stories are shared in safe spaces. The effect of having feelings and thoughts acknowledged and understood is a significant component in working toward progress and relief of symptoms they struggle to manage.
I am certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and trained in Trauma Model Therapy.
I accept Wellmark and Out of State Blue Cross Blue Shield plans, United HealthCare, Optum, UMR, and other UHC plans, Iowa Total Care, and Amerigroup. My self-pay rate is $185 for your first session and $160 after that.
If you’d like to schedule a therapy session, or have questions about any services I offer, please use the form on this page to contact me.
Certified Dialectical Behavior Therapist