About Tonya Girard, M.S., LMFT
As a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), I provide a bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach to mental health care which identifies the individual as an inherent part of an impactful larger system. It is a person-centered, solution-focused approach, which is concerned with the overall long term well-being of individuals, couples and their families across the life cycle. I believe that a preventative approach to well-being is crucial in today’s changing health care climate. My practice emphasizes the fluid incorporation of an eclectic set of evidence-based techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral techniques, Emotion Focused techniques, Narrative Therapy techniques, psychoeducational resources, motivational interviewing (MI), family systems theory and mindfulness practice and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). Exploring creative perspectives and problem-solving techniques to assist my clients in finding an individualized balance between academic, professional and personal life is an underlying objective with the service I provide to my clients.