Tonya McAlear


Tonya, with her welcoming demeanor and extensive counseling background, has dedicated over 6 years to fostering a supportive and collaborative therapeutic environment. Graduating with a Master’s of Social Work Degree from The Ohio State University and obtaining her bachelor’s from San Jose State University, Tonya brings a wealth of knowledge to her practice. As a Licensed Independent Social Worker since 2017, she is committed to providing a confidential and judgment-free space for her clients.

In her relaxed and informal counseling approach, Tonya believes in empowering clients to shape the direction of each session. She values the client’s role in building the therapeutic environment, while she offers guidance and support when needed. Whether you’re seeking guidance on life’s challenges or navigating personal growth, Tonya is dedicated to creating a space where your voice is heard and respected.

Tonya’s professional journey includes both private practice and experience with a non-profit agency, enriching her understanding of diverse counseling needs. Outside of her counseling role, Tonya finds joy in DIY projects and art, showcasing her “crafty” side. A proud resident of the Licking County community for over 25 years, Tonya, a mother of two adult children, shares her home with 2 dogs and 2 cats. Embracing the beauty of life’s little moments, she is eager to support and guide you on your unique path to well-being.

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