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Tonya Scherping

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Tonya received her Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of St. Mary’s and her marriage and family therapy certification from St. Thomas University in 2009. She has been licensed through the Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy since 2011. Tonya enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families and has extensive experience in working with individuals and families that are affected by a variety of mental and chemical health concerns, within school and clinical/outpatient settings. In relationships, she works on enhancing communication, creating mutual respect, trust, listening, and validation. She addresses changing roles, responsibilities, and expectations throughout a life span. She utilizes a holistic approach to therapy, incorporating the mind, body, and spirit. She works within a collaborative and strengths based model to incorporate a family system approach and building a positive therapeutic relationship. Tonya believes in building resiliency and inner strength to cope with life’s struggles.

Special areas of interest:

  • Abuse
  • Addiction: CD/Drug Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Adolescent/Parent Relationships
  • Couples Therapy: Communication and Conflict Resolution
  • Chronic Health Issues/Disease
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders/Delay
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Elderly/Aging
  • Faith Based Counseling
  • Fertility Challenges
  • Grief and Loss
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm

Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations & Evidence Based Specialties

  • MN Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #2269
  • State Approved Supervisor
  • Member Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Member Minnesota Association for Christian Counselors (MACC)

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