Clinical Supervision

Tonya Ratliff, MA, LPC, NCC, ACSTonya Ratliff provides Clinical Supervision for LLPCs working toward their 3,000 hours of post-degree counseling experience, as required by the state of Michigan. Tonya has completed extensive post-graduate training in Clinical Supervision, and holds the Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) credential from the Center for Credentialing and Education. She has provided supervision in both university and private practice settings.

Tonya’s approach to supervision is collaborative in nature, with a focus on the Supervisee’s professional behaviors, counseling skills, personal awareness and beliefs, the therapeutic relationship with their clients, case conceptualization and treatment planning.

A new counselor’s first foray into a clinical setting with troubled clients can be overwhelming and preoccupying at times. For this reason, Tonya also provides ongoing support for the many insecurities that plague new counselors. This support includes a focus on the counselor’s perspective of their own strengths, time management skills, and maintaining boundaries between their professional role and personal life.

Tonya provides supervision for individual, couples, and family counseling, and adheres to the ethical principal that she only supervise within the scope of her own education, experience, and skills. Therefore, Tonya does not provide supervision for school counselors, substance abuse counselors, or those working with very young children.

Tonya offers a one-hour complimentary interview to individuals seeking supervision to discuss in detail the potential supervisory relationship.


Supervision Fees


1) Individual Supervision Fee = $60.00

  • 60 minutes of one-on-one supervision
  • weekly / bi-weekly / monthly / as requested

2) Group Supervision Fee = $50.00

  • 90-minutes of group supervision
  • weekly / bi-weekly / monthly
  • Group size will not exceed four supervisees at any time

Reviews of Tonya’s Supervision


Nancy Warkentin Houdek, MA, LPC, NCC
Farmington Hills, MI

For those searching for a clinical supervisor, I would like to offer my high recommendation for Tonya Ratliff. I have been supervised by Tonya for the past 5 years, from practicum, through internships and my journey to full licensure. She possesses all of the skills and professionalism necessary to help guide new clinicians through the required hours of post degree work, and beyond.

Tonya’s approach is friendly and caring, and she is always ready to begin each session prepared and organized. I value her knowledge and attention to detail, and most importantly, I am always assured that she has my back and available when I need her, which all new clinicians know is gold!

Our case conceptualization discussions are interesting and productive. She is an avid reader and keeps abreast of what is new in the world of counseling which adds valuable layers to how we come to view our clients.

Thank you, Tonya, for being a wonderful supervisor, guru, mentor, colleague and friend!


Angela Avery, MA, LLPC, NCC
The Counseling Studio, Clarkston, MI

I would strongly recommend Tonya Ratliff as a Licensed Professional Counselor and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. Tonya is warm, engaging and experienced in helping individuals and families reach their potential. When you meet her, you’ll know why she has loyal clients – she gives compassion, empathy and a fine tuned listening ear.

Tonya is also an excellent supervisor who is always prepared, organized and helpful in challenging situations. She is forthcoming with praise and encouragement, but also teaches her supervisees to learn from mistakes. Her therapeutic value is felt in supervision sessions as well as client sessions.

I highly recommend Tonya Ratliff as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Approved Clinical Supervisor.


Danielle R. Zipay, MA, LPC, NCC
United Psychological Services, Shelby Township, MI

Tonya was my supervisor through all my 3000 hours. I felt extremely comfortable with her and the knowledge she possessed. She helped me work through many difficult cases and supported and guided my decisions.

If I had to choose a supervisor all over again, I would still choose her. I have even reached out to her a few times since completing my supervision requirement, just to tap into her knowledge. I would highly recommend Tonya as a supervisor!

Trinity Family Counseling Center
45445 Mound Rd, Suite 111 Shelby TwpMI48317 USA 
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