Tonya Madden

LPC Associate

Supervised by Loren Hervey, LPC-S

Telehealth Available

Get to know Tonya

Tonya Madden is passionate about helping others feel cared for, understood and connected. She works with children and adolescents who struggle with ADHD and neurodivergent issues, depression, and anxiety, as well as clients of all ages who have experienced trauma. She is trained in Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Response (EMDR), and Suicide and Crisis Prevention, and is certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional, Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist, and ADHD Clinical Services Provider. She also trusts in the healing power of art making.  

Having lived through 9/11 in NYC and a terrorist attack in London in 1994, Tonya brings a depth of personal experience to her professional expertise working with people who are navigating crisis. She believes that every individual is unique and has their own special set of strengths, and through a safe, nonjudgmental, compassionate therapeutic relationship, each client is able to discover and utilize their strengths to the fullest. 

After earning her BA in Studio Art and her BFA in Art History from the University of Texas, as well as studying printmaking at the Royal College of London, Tonya, her husband, and their dog Dudley moved to NYC, where she completed her MA in Art History at Hunter College. While working as an art historian, Tonya began studying Psychology for fun and soon realized human nature was much more interesting than the history of art. She became a personal trainer so that she could pursue her studies full-time. After two children and too many NYC winters, Tonya and her family moved to Dallas, Texas, where she completed her Masters in Professional Counseling at Amberton University.

In her spare time, when she isn’t driving a carload of children from one place to another, Tonya loves to read sci-fi, watch British comedy, paint, and try not to die in hot yoga. She has volunteered as a tutor and in her children’s schools and is currently volunteering with a local homeless shelter and a suicide and crisis center.