Tonya Wells (she/her/hers)

LLMSW
Accepting Clients

Congratulations, you acknowledge your dissatisfaction and are seeking support. Let's work together so you can experience more peace and joy!

Social Worker in Huntington Woods, MI
Supervised by Tina Louise, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Services
  • Individual
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

Are you frantically getting through each day, barely holding it together? Maybe it's because you are filled with self-doubt, working too hard to please others. Or perhaps anxious and ruminating thoughts make it hard to sleep. Anxiety, depression, and trauma affect your body and mind, making functioning difficult. I can support you in untangling the parts of yourself that are tripping you up. My clients find relief in being genuinely understood, followed by improved self-worth and hopefulness.

My Background and Approach

In treatment, it is essential to consider your history while also paying close attention to how your lived experience has been influenced by social identities (race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation). Listening with an open mind and loving heart, I can help you understand how all of these factors have shaped your life. I use an approach that helps people uncover and appreciate their strengths because certain skills, approaches, and/or healthy relationships are already in place. Once you can see them more clearly, you will grow to love yourself more and also be able to build on these strengths. Because anxiety, depression, and trauma affect your body, we'll work collaboratively so that you can master techniques to put into place when your heart races, negative thoughts ruminate, and/or you feel numb. You will become more resilient through a therapeutic process that heals the whole person: body, mind, feelings, and spirit.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

At my core, I believe in each person's inherent worth and dignity, and I work hard at interacting with everyone from that value. Worth and dignity are central to therapy work because sometimes you have to reflect it back to clients when they don't see it in themselves. I was fortunate enough to benefit from counselors believing in me when my personal journey included dark, difficult, and humbling moments. I am paying it forward with clients and in community action. I lead a local PFLAG group, participate in postcard campaigns to get out the vote, and host petition drives for reproductive rights. I like people and am naturally very curious. I also love animals and often find myself stopping to talk to random strangers and their dogs when I take my doggie for a walk. If you are interested in learning more, please send me a message.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Blue Care Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity
  • Interfaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Rate: $150/session

Info

2482660573 Email Tonya
26711 Woodward Avenue
Suite 208
Huntington Woods, MI 48070

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