Hi, I’m Toni Stewart and I’m an LMFT & LPCC. My approach to therapy is to assist my clients in building the skills they need to work through adverse experiences and manage the difficulties they may face in the future. I specialize in trauma, substance abuse, and codependency.
I use EMDR when working with trauma. I also use CBT and Bowen when I’m working with people to decrease emotional distress and relationship issues.
I typically work with clients who are dealing with adverse experiences that are causing difficulty in their daily lives. I assist people in repairing their relationships and identifying problematic patterns they want to end. I work with people who want to grow and are willing to do the work.
My communication style
I am compassionate but direct. Together we will build an authentic relationship that can support your needs. I will validate your feelings and experiences, while also holding you accountable to what might be keeping you from progressing toward your goals. My goal is to serve you on your journey to reaching your full potential while facing life’s challenges head-on.
My journey to mental healthcare
I enjoy supporting people who are taking steps toward gaining control over their lives and redirecting their journey. This process can be frightening, intimidating, or even difficult. My job is to partner with my clients to help ease their anxiety, offer clarity, and provide guidance. I truly believe that it is my life’s purpose, and I am grateful to be able to do what I love for a living.
My goals for you
Goal setting is a collaborative process that incorporates reducing your symptoms and what you want for your life. I help people to identify their needs to create realistic, measurable goals for their treatment.
My first session with you
We will go over what to expect throughout the process, the reason(s) why you are in therapy, what you would like to accomplish, and review your past experiences with therapy (if any). I also will ask you to review some of your history to gain an understanding of your current circumstances, so that I can effectively motivate, support, and assist you in accomplishing their goals.