Praise

“Tonya Lester is a truly gifted therapist.  She is fully invested in her client’s well-being, creative in her work, and truly determined to make a difference in every client’s life.  She is continually looking to deepen her work and grow as a clinician and a person.  I feel luck to have Tonya as a trusted colleague and indispensible resource.  Tonya is inspirational, not only to her patients, but to her colleagues.”

– Elizabeth Goodman, LCSW, Psychotherapist

“Tonya Lester is a gifted therapist who works extremely well with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She is bright, conscientious, reliable, and insightful. She is a very good listener indeed who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her practice. I refer more patients/clients to her than to any other professional in my network.”

– Dr. John Broughton, Associate Professor of Psychology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

“It has been my distinct pleasure to have worked together with Tonya Lester.  She is an unusually gifted psychotherapist as well as sincere, humorous, quick-witted, and compassionate.  Her future patients will indeed be fortunate to have found her.”

– C.E. Robins, STD, PhD, Psychotherapist

“Tonya is an empathic, insightful, and resourceful therapist. She works particularly well with people having difficulties coping with their anxiety or working through trauma.  Her care and compassion allows her to see the best in people, and this often helps them find and nurture their inner strength and resilience to work through whatever difficulty may have brought them to her door.  I highly recommend her.“

– Paola Baily, Psy.D, Psychotherapist

“As a professional colleague in the field, I highly recommend Tonya as a therapist for those who are looking to empower themselves to make life changes and for couples wanting to improve their relationship. Tonya’s approach offers a combination of support, compassion, and practical tools. She is an active therapist who has an astute understanding of relationships and how to help couples understand how negative patterns of relating develop while teaching skills to restore trust and connection through healthy communication. I’m fortunate to have such a skilled and competent colleague in my professional community, to whom I can refer clients.”

– Sharyn Levine, LCSW, Psychotherapist 

“I send my most challenging clients and their partners to Tonya. She is a dynamic couples therapist, helping partners work through complex patterns of conflict often brought along by each individual’s personal experiences. She has a unique ease in helping people gain further acceptance of ones self, ones strengths and struggles, while encouraging greater understanding and empathy for ones partner. This allows each partner to focus more successfully on his or her own individual responsibility within a relationship. Tonya is sharp and is extremely successful at encouraging couples growth for the long term.”

– Brian Malamet, LSCW, Psychotherpist