Tonya Hillman


About Me

Hello, my name is Tonya Hillman and I would love to help guide you through many of life’s challenges. Having worked for nine years as a Licensed Professional Counselor in two states, Missouri and Alabama, and currently working towards my Ph.d in Counseling Education and Supervision, I have had the opportunity to work with individuals and couples on a multitude of platforms.
These platforms include relationship development, coping with anxiety and depression, working to manage bi-polar disorder, processing trauma, and coping with loss and grief. I model my counseling style to be warm, inviting, nonjudgmental, attentive, and drawing primarily from the Cognitive-Behavior approach. This approach identifies the negativity within your life and helps you to process and change these thoughts through behavioral changes and coping strategies.
I practice from the perspective of my favorite scripture, John chapter 15. It is never about me and rarely about any of us, it is all about God and understanding his will for our life. If we remain close to him, he will prune the weltering branches away. No branch can bear fruit by itself.
Seeking help for today’s challenges is an important and sometimes difficult decision and not one I take lightly. I will develop a specific treatment plan based on your needs to help you accomplish your therapeutic goals. I am here for you.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Communication Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #3463 (Expires: 2021-07-01)

LPC #2012007128 (Expires: 2021-06-01)


Written by J.E. on Jun 22, 2020 after counseling with Tonya for 1 year

She is great!

Written by S.A. on Feb 12, 2020 after counseling with Tonya for 2 months

Tonya is very understanding and supportive. She has helped me through some very confusing and difficult times. I would not be where I am without her help!

Written by B.E. on Sep 30, 2019 after counseling with Tonya for 1 year

Tonya was extremely helpful to me during my time of counseling. She listened well and always knew when to push/challenge me through something in order to keep moving forward. She was the ear I needed in order to pour our my frustration with to get to the root of my *real* issues.

Written by S.T. on Jul 11, 2019 after counseling with Tonya for 2 weeks

Tonya is great and easy to talk

Written by R.A. on Jun 13, 2019 after counseling with Tonya for 2 weeks

Tonya is so easy to talk to! She is very quick to pick up on my needs as I talk to her. I’m really enjoying having her as a therapist.