Tonya Davis, Assistant Director, Clinical Training

Tonya Davis has been a staff therapist within private practice for the last six years, and she has more than a decade of direct professional counseling experience working with adults, children, adolescents, couples, individuals, and families. Her various counseling experiences include agency work with a drug and alcohol facility and crisis intervention and stabilization for four local hospitals. Her areas of clinical specialty include cultural issues; gender identity issues; crisis and trauma; couple, family, and parenting issues; Christian counseling; depression; anxiety; grief; and loss.

Davis is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), and the Illinois Counseling Association (ICA).

Davis has provided ongoing contributions via conference presentations on teaching, supervising, navigating tension in a multicultural classroom, empowering black males and academic resilience, and more.

Helping Counseling Students Prevent Self-Sabotage

Learn how counseling students can avoid pushing themselves to the point of mental and physical exhaustion.

How to Navigate Multicultural Holidays

Almost everyone knows about the typical holidays celebrated during the winter month but, there are many other holidays not traditionally celebrated that sometimes get forgotten. In being mindful, it is helpful to take an inventory of our personal willingness to be more aware of what others around us experience. This post provides questions and answers that you can apply this holiday season to learn more about both well- and lesser-known traditions, and open your mind beyond what you celebrate. 

The Benefits of Making a Conscious Choice to Uncouple

Breakups can be difficult, and many people experience discomfort during the process. But there may be a way to minimize the difficulty by implementing the concept of conscious uncoupling, which was developed by best-selling author and relationship expert Katherine Woodward Thomas.

Maintaining Relationships: How To Overcome Cheating ‚Äč

Can couples overcome cheating? The short answer is yes. In making a genuine attempt to overcome cheating in a relationship, there are three factors to consider regarding the aspects of infidelity: identifying, understanding, and resolving.

Finding Our Way: Navigating Cross-Cultural and Interfaith Relationships

In a relationship, our desire to know and understand one another is inevitable. Helping those we care about to understand who we are fosters self-awareness and establishes mutual respect. However, several nuances should be considered when it comes to cross-cultural and interfaith relationships.