Tonya Torres, LMFT
About Tonya Torres
Is anxiety getting in the way of you living your best life? Are you haunted by the past? Stressing about what is next after let down or transition? Perhaps you feel uncertain of what the future holds?
Currently, the COVID-19 crisis is stressful & you may be experiencing increased anxiety, depression, and anger at what is happening around you or what might be triggered within you. It's hard managing life during this time when it feels like all normalcy is gone.
Therapy can prompt growth and healing for adolescents & adults facing challenges like anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, substance use, poor self-esteem, loss & adjustments. I believe that you have many tools within and together we will build on your strengths to assist you in healing the mind and body by clearing what's been stored. As a certified Yoga Instructor, I like to incorporate mindfulness and movement in therapy when it is appropriate. I will empower you to explore your personal stories to connect the past, present, and future to find meaning and hope.
Adolescent Clients: I strive to make you feel seen, heard, understood, and validated throughout the therapeutic process. I know life is complicated with social groups, pressures to be successful, and finding your own identity. I strive to help you navigate the road ahead.
Adult Clients: Those issues that seem to persist or return after mild relief are here to stay until you attend to them. I will coach you through healthier ways of coping, managing stress, & releasing what no longer serve you.
Couples Counseling: I love working with couples that want to get their marriage back on track to build more friendship and intimacy between them. I primarily utilize The Gottman Method for Couples Therapy (Trained in Level 1) a highly researched model that will help you learn how to communicate effectively, build your love and admiration for each other, and develop a shared meaning for the future.
My personal style is down to earth, honest, creative and compassionate. I am honored to walk beside you on this pathway to health & guide you through these confusing times to find the opportunity for growth & healing. I strive to create a safe space for you to grow and flourish. Come on in & we'll face it together!
SpecialtiesAnxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues
Age Group FocusAdolescents, Adults
Treatment ApproachesAttachment-based, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Dialectical (DBT), Emotionally Focused, Gottman Method, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered Therapy
IssuesAddiction, Anger Management, Anxiety, Child or Adolescent, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Grief, Infidelity, Life Coaching, Marital / Premarital, OCD, Oppositional Defiance, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Trauma / PTSD, Women’s Issues