Meet our Team!
Serenity Therapeutic Counseling Services provides help, hope, and healing so you can break free from the unhealthy patterns that are keeping you from living the life you deserve. We are proud to be one of the only therapy practices in the area to combine traditional and alternative approaches to improve mental health and well being.
Resident in Counseling, M.A
It is my desire that during our time working together that you will be restored, renewed, and revived.
Hello, I am Tonya Goff, a Resident in Counseling. I am a military veteran who served 20 years in the US Navy and obtained my graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University.
When dealing with the burdens of life, whether it be marital or family discord, addiction, or emotional issues, we are often unsure about what our next step should be. My goal is to provide you with tools for your toolbox to better assist you in making those difficult decisions as you continue your journey and walk into your destiny.
My passion is working with youth, young adults, couples, self-esteem issues, and substance use disorders. I typically use an integrated approach that includes Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Therapy.
It is my desire that during our time working together that you will be restored, renewed, and revived. I understand this may not be an easy process to go through, and I thank you for even considering me to walk alongside you. I won’t lie, you may experience an array of emotions, and even some challenges as well as delays along the way. However, if you trust the process, I believe that you will be well equipped to handle those tough situations that come your way.
I look forward to working with you.
Resident in Counseling
If you can imagine it, you can definitely have it!
Do you feel stuck or overwhelmed? Are you ready to live with joy and peace again?
If you can Imagine it, you can definitely have it!
I served 20 years in the U.S. Navy and I obtained my graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from South University.
Throughout life, personal experiences become our personal stories. We all have a story to tell and no matter what challenges you endured in life, you are not defined by your past or past circumstances.
I enjoy partnering with individuals seeking help with addressing issues such as mood disorders, personality disorders, stress management, life challenges, anxiety, depression, anger management, grief, effective communication, and military related issues.
I have a passion to cultivate and empower you to become and be your very best no matter where you are in life. I seek to establish an authentic rapport and caring relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths and better collaborate with you towards meeting your goals and living the meaningful life your desire.
I utilize an integrated approach that includes Strength Base Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I use an eclectic approach to support Resiliency.
With much humility, I look forward to working alongside you to become the very best you!
M.A Forensic Mental Health Counseling
Despite the challenges we experience throughout life, we all have an accessible, innate strength.
I am a Resident in Counseling who graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, NY with my graduate degree in Forensic Mental Health Counseling. My experience includes working with adolescents and adults on probation and parole with substance abuse issues. I have also provided intensive in-home services and psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults that have undergone significant trauma. I have received certifications in Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Advanced Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents. I typically use an integrated approach that includes Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy and Reality Therapy. I also enjoy implementing Play and Art Therapy techniques as well as mindfulness and meditation interventions.
Despite the challenges we experience throughout life, we all have an accessible, innate strength. I am here to help you access this strength. I strive to create a safe space that facilitates vulnerability, connectedness, awareness and growth. My top priority is to build a strong therapeutic alliance for us to collaboratively work toward your goals.
I am passionate about working with children, adolescents and adults that want to address various issues such as trauma, depression, ADHD, anxiety, mood disorders and anger management. It is my goal to offer you a non-judgmental environment where you can feel heard and understood. I am a firm believer that YOU are the expert of your own life. I understand that the journey to transformation and healing can be difficult- I am here to support your evolution. I look forward to connecting with you and learning more about your life story. I invite you to schedule an appointment and together we will work on achieving your goals.
MA Ed.S Resident in Counseling
I’m here to listen and work together on YOU becoming a better YOU.
You’ve scrolled and scrolled looking for the perfect therapist. That alone can be stressful and overwhelming. Starting therapy can be nerve-racking and uncomfortable, and reaching out for help is a huge step. So congrats!
Life happens to us all, and can put us in a position where we don’t know what to do next , how to manage, questioning ourselves or our next decision. I get it.
Hi! I’m Kenisha, I’ve been in the mental health field for over 6 years. I believe in using a hands on approach with therapy that can include: utilizing art, creative activities, meditation, mindfulness and relaxation tools to assist in expressing and managing uncomfortable emotions. Simply put, I’m here to listen and work together on YOU becoming a better YOU.
I’m not your typical therapist, that’s just going to listen and bob my head. I’m here to EMPOWER you, CHALLENGE you, and help you become the person that YOU want to be. Are you ready for the challenge?
I work with emerging adults [late teens], millennials, and adults who experience anxiety, depression, relationship concerns and life changes. I also have specialized training in complex trauma.
If you’re ready to do the inner work, the hard work, the fun and not so fun work, I’m here to help you navigate the changes you desire to make.