Tonya Ratliff, LPC, NCC, ACS

Tonya Ratliff is the Owner and Director of Counseling Services for Trinity Family Counseling Center. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. 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.

Tonya’s specific areas of experience and expertise are:

Tonya understands and is deeply committed to assisting individuals and families through the anguishing experience of loss. For the grieving, life has changed without their permission. The journey toward healing and re-defining one’s self in response to loss takes courage, patience, and endurance. Tonya is honored and humbled to assist others with these overwhelming challenges.

Married for 30 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, remarriage, second families, and parenting issues to be especially rewarding.

Tonya also provides supervision for LLPCs who are working toward their 3,000 hours for professional licensure. She 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 is a member of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) and has provided supervision in both university and private practice settings.

Tonya recognizes and understands that 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.

Tonya is also a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), and the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC).

She has spoken in front of various groups across a range of topics including divorce, blended families, grief and loss, job loss, and the challenges of parenting.

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


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Articles by Tonya Ratliff:

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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