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Life is a journey.

Our destination is often thought be a place, but it is, merely, a new way of conceptualizing the world around us.  Our travels shape who we are and will become.


Hi, beautiful people!

I am Dr. Soul Traveler, also known in the clinical settings as Dr. Tonya.

soul - sōl/: the spiritual principle embodied in human beings, all rational and spiritual beings, or the universe.
traveler - trav·el·er -ˈtrav(ə)lər/: one that goes on a trip or journey.


Welcome to my website and blog!

I am a licensed professional of the healing arts (doctor of psychology and licensed professional counselor) with over 12 years of experience. I have worked with diverse populations (e.g. children, adolescents, adults, and families) in various settings (e.g. psychiatric hospital, school, substance abuse treatment, court-involved, and private practice). My professional and personal journey has taught me to be patient and empathetic. I love connecting with people and helping them feel their best.

A journey begins in your mind, so dream until your feet follows.     ~Dr. Tonya, PsyD


I believe that we all have aspirations. But, sometimes, that idea or thing we desire becomes stuck in our minds. We take journeys in dreaming about it–imagining the feeling of being or having it. It happens to adults, and children, too. Some people are able to dream and put together an action plan, and others, merely keep the journey in their minds because they don’t know how or where to start.


I want this website and blog to inspire you to embrace your journey!



When we embark upon a journey,  we TRAVEL from one place to another. That journey enables us to LEARN new ways of thinking and seeing the world around us. When we are able to gain new perspectives, we EVOLVE as beings.