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Buffy T. Wooten, Ph.D.

Gina Lang, Ph.D.

Pam Barnes-Palty, Psy.D.

Al Ledet, Psy.D.

Toni Ford, LAC

Mimi Rodriguez, LCSW

Judith Levin, MS, APRN, RNP, CNS

We believe emotional healing is absolutely possible, dialectics are central, and collaboration is necessary, beneficial, and fruitful.

Toni Ford

Toni Ford, LAC

Toni found her calling as a counselor through an unexpected path—through marriage ministry at a local church. As a lay person, I initially engaged with couples helping them navigate the intricate journey inside this intimate relationship. The more I delve into the complexities of relationships, the stronger my passion for the helping profession grew. This pivotal realization prompted me to pursue further education, marking the beginning of an the journey that would shape my career.

Upon completing my Masters Degree in Counseling, I broadened my scope of practice beyond couples therapy to include individual therapy. My passion lies in assisting clients in cultivating a profound understanding of themselves by exploring their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual dimensions. I advocate for the development of these qualities as a foundation for fostering healthy relationships, particularly when applied to marriage and parenting.

For couples, my approach emphasizes self-discovery, healthy communication, vulnerability, and intimacy, physically and emotionally. For individual clients we may focus more on evidence-based methods and skills for grappling with issues such as anxiety, depression, and traumatic experiences. Drawing from my 21-year service in the Air Force, I am uniquely attuned to the challenges faced by military veterans, particularly those struggling with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

In my therapeutic practice, I employ a range of modalities, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotional Focus Therapy (EFT) for couples, and Gottman Therapy. My guiding philosophy revolves around walking alongside individuals and couples as they embark on their healing journey. I firmly believe that no one should navigate the challenges of life alone, and I am here to lend a listening ear and provide support. In my commitment to making a positive impact, I strive to create a safe and nurturing space for growth, self-discovery, and the pursuit of holistic well-being.

 

Toni Ford, LAC
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