Tonya Lester LCSW, Marriage & Family Therapy in Brooklyn, New York, 11242

Tonya Lester


Tonya Lester


Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: License Clinical Social Worker - 080722
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Individual sessions are $175, Couples, $200


26 Court Street
Brooklyn, New York 11242

My Approach to Helping

More Info About My Practice

My office is directly above the Borough Hall subway stop, making it convenient for people coming from Manhattan as well as Brooklyn.

My fee is $175 per individual session, and $250 for couples

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

To be human is to struggle with sadness, worry, trauma and pain. However, these difficult times can create fertile soil where amazing growth can occur. I have had clients come out of incredibly low, dark, "stuck" periods and then gone on to create incredible positive change in their lives. It is such an immense honor to partner with people on this journey. This is my life's work and there is no other way I would rather spend my days.

Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work

I take an eclectic, individualized approach to therapy, but rely most heavily on my training in Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Relational Life Training (RLT). IFS is very effective at helping client really understand themselves,

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

I typically see clients once a week. It is very important to me that everyone I see feels that each session is valuable. I like to see people on 12-week cycles. At the first few sessions we look at problems and goals you want to address and then at the end of 12 weeks, we see what progress has been made. We then decide whether to stop therapy, hopefully, because the goals have been met, to make adjustments in the treatment to better reach the original goals, or to start a new cycle with new goals. This keeps both of us focused and productive.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Relationships and Marriage

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Psychodynamic
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