Tonya Ratliff, LPC, NCC, ACS

Tonya Ratliff is Owner and Director of Counseling for Trinity Family Counseling Center. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, an Approved Clinical Supervisor, and holds a Master’s degree in Counseling from Oakland University. Tonya is also the lead facilitator of the Walk With Me® Grief Support Group, an aftercare program sponsored by Wm. Sullivan and Son Funeral Home in Utica, MI.

In this increasingly complex world in which we live, taking responsibility for our thoughts, actions, and interactions with others can be challenging. The ability to understand and “own” our choices can reveal the possibilities for making necessary and desired changes in our lives. Tonya works to help her clients understand and recognize those choices. Clients are encouraged to set goals, develop strategies for changing negative thought patterns, and implement new behavioral skills. As a Christian, Tonya knows that faith often plays a part in the healing process, and she allows her clients the freedom to explore their own beliefs in a safe, non-judgmental setting.

Married for 28 years, Tonya and her husband have successfully launched five children into adulthood. As the mother of a blended family of his, hers and theirs, she has found working with issues related to divorce and second families to be especially rewarding.

Tonya’s specific areas of interest and expertise include parenting, blended family issues, individual insight and personal growth, all aspects of grief and loss, relationship challenges, communication, and conflict-resolution.

She also provides supervision for LLPC’s who are working toward their 3,000 hours for professional licensure. Tonya has completed extensive post-graduate training in Clinical Supervision as required by the state of Michigan, and is certified as an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). She has provided supervision in both university and private practice settings.

Tonya is a member of the American Counseling Association, (ACA) and the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). She served as Treasurer for the Michigan Association for Marriage and Family Counselors (MAMFC) from 2007 – 2014. She has also served as a volunteer with SandCastles, a grief support program for children.

She has spoken in front of various groups on topics related to blended families, grief and loss, job loss, parenting and coping with ADD/ADHD.

You may also view Tonya’s information on the Psychology Today Therapy Directory.


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Surviving in a House of Chaos: Maintaining Consistency Tonya Ratliff on ArticlesBase Surviving in a House of Chaos: Maintaining Consistency
Surviving in a House of Chaos: Managing Expectations Tonya Ratliff on ArticlesBase Surviving in a House of Chaos: Managing Expectations
The Benefits of GRIEF SUPPORT Within a Group Experience Tonya Ratliff on EZineArticles The Benefits of GRIEF SUPPORT Within a Group Experience

Trinity Family Counseling Center
45445 Mound Rd, Suite 111 Shelby TwpMI48317 USA 
 • 586-254-3663

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