Tonya "Celeste" Agan

(LICSW)

About Me

The types of therapy I use are Solution Focused, Trauma Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, while always providing Unconditional Positive Regard throughout interactions with clients as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have also worked advising other therapists on clinical treatment needs at a community mental health center for over 3 years.
In over 15 years, I have helped thousands of people as a counselor and a social worker. I attended the University of Tennessee for over 6 years, primarily studying social work at the graduate level, completing a Master's of Science degree and all but dissertation (abd) in the Social Work PhD (doctoral) program. God helped to show me that despite many years and a lot of money- teaching and research are not my passions. I am to serve others, watching growth and change occur with His guidance. I stand apart and I do not have preconceived notions about the individual I am serving, as no two people or two situations are alike.
Worksheets and references are provided to assist in the process of change, completed following sessions and to provide something real to refer to in your change process. Work is done within sessions, but the true tests are the thinking and practicing outside of our counseling sessions. I will be with you along the way, figuratively, in your heart and mind, but the true work can only be done by you with God and His guidance.
God has led me to the service of others, despite my frequent unwillingness to give myself over to His Will, I return to the work of service as a counselor. I am here to serve your needs using God's teachings and asking in prayer each day that He provide me with the precise words to be His servant to provide for your counseling needs that have led you to seek help at this time.
My first method of great service is to establish a totally judgment-free zone. I work to serve others and am here to serve your unique concerns and needs. You are seeking help for a reason, a change must be in order. Let's create a picture of what your ideal life would be and develop a plan together to journey to that place where God would like you to be.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LICSW #2468 (Expires: 2022-05-31)


Reviews

Written by B.A. on Sep 02, 2020 after counseling with Tonya "Celeste" for 2 weeks

Celeste is wonderful. I always feel like she is really listening to me, and she gives great insight into what I'm experiencing. This is the first time that I've tried therapy and I'm really happy with how it is going. I think that Celeste has a great level of expertise and experience and is able to use that to really bless the people that she works with.