"I'd love to introduce you to our incredible team!
Each counselor on staff here at Counseling Professionals has been personally selected by me based on their method, approach,
and experience in order to mirror my services perfectly.
I am so proud of the team we've been able to put together, and I have complete confidence in their ability to help our clients continue to achieve positive results."
- Elisabeth Lynch, LPC-MHSP, MA
LPC-MHSP, MA - FOUNDER & COUNSELOR
Tonya is a Licensed Senior Psychological Examiner and is designated as a Health Service Provider. Tonya received her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University in 1997 and has worked in community mental health for 5 years before going into private practice. She has been practicing for about 20 years.
Tonya works with clients, male and female, age 5 to 60. She says, "The individuals, couples or families who come to see me are struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship conflicts, behavioral issues, or in the need of personal growth and development. My first focus is to develop a trusting relationship with my client which is the basis for change. I partner with my client to help them identify their specific goals for coming to therapy, and assist them with achieving those goals. While therapy goals vary, each person needs a safe and comfortable space where they can feel understood rather than judged."
Tonya strives to create this space for each person that she has the privilege to work with. Safety is the single most important component of successful therapy. Effective strategies can lead to positive change for children, adolescents, adults and families.
Tonya is a native to Nashville. She enjoys spending time with her family and her two rotten Chihuahuas. She loves to garden and go antiquing.
MA, LSPE/HSP - COUNSELOR
Tracy is a Licensed Clinical Therapist with a Doctorate and a Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work. She has worked with a large variety of clients within clinical inpatient and outpatient mental health settings. Tracy has over 25 years of experience working with clients who have been exposed to trauma. Tracy employs a strengthens-based client-centered perspective utilizing mindfulness psychotherapy and the whole health model to support clients and emphasize a balance between the mind, body, and spirit. She has extensive experience developing clinical programming for veterans, families, and individuals using evidence-based
practices including Solution Focused Treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Group Therapy. Her primary areas of expertise are assisting individuals experiencing issues of anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, stress management, anger management, crisis intervention, grief and loss, and empowerment. Tracy strives to create an individualized therapeutic environment that promotes each client's self-empowerment.