Tonya Ratliff, LPC, NCC, ACS
Tonya Ratliff, LPC, NCC, ACS
|Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor|
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Making that initial contact for counseling takes a lot of courage. You have likely struggled for some time to cope with your problem. It is very difficult to finally admit when a problem has escalated beyond what we feel we can manage ourselves. Losing hope that you can solve your own problems takes a tremendous toll on your sense of self.
In our initial call I will take the time to hear and understand the concerns that you want to address. I will also offer you the opportunity to ask questions about my approach, my expertise, and my experience.
During your first appointment we will take some time to get to know one another, and for you to feel comfortable that I am the right counselor for you. I want to understand what your best hopes are for an outcome to therapy. Within the first couple of sessions, we will set some goals for our time together and we will check in often to see how we are doing toward those goals.
I bring all of who I am to my work as a counselor. That includes not only my education and training, but also my life experience. I welcome an open and collaborative approach to our therapeutic relationship. So, whether you are looking for individual, couple, or family counseling, I urge you to find the courage to make that call.
Email or Call Tonya Ratliff, LPC, NCC, ACS at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 24494
More Info About My Practice
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Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Parenting and Blended Families: Having raised a blended family of his, mine, and our children together, I have tremendous compassion for families coping with the effects of divorce and the challenges of remarriage. With five children of my own, I can certainly relate to the overwhelming complexities of parenting--and step-parenting--in today's fast-paced world.
Grief and Loss: I have facilitated a grief support group for several years now, and find working with the bereaved to be especially rewarding. For those suffering the loss of someone that they love--life has changed without their permission. I consider it an honor and a privilege to walk along side an individual during one of the darkest times of their lives.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
How long will this take? How often do I need to come? These are a couple of the most often asked questions as one begins the therapeutic process. And the answer to both is... It depends. It depends on the issue bringing you in, your commitment to doing the work required to address it, and your willingness to tolerate the inevitable road blocks that will seem to be in your way of making progress. In my practice, there is no set number of sessions or frequency required, although obviously, regular effort will yield the best prospects for a positive outcome. With all of that said, we can discuss those logistics at the beginning of our work together, and adjust as we make progress toward your goals.
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Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Clinical Supervision
Ages I Work With
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