Tonja Bagwell, MA, CADC, ICADC, LMT is experienced in motivating clients with a solution-focused, person-centered, and systemic approach that is compassionate and considerate of the client’s holistic needs. She integrates her training, experiences and interests in Expressive Arts Therapy (EAT), Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), humor therapy, Cinematherapy, and nutrition to embody a distinctive counseling style.

Tonja is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICADC) and a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT). She has worked extensively with substance abuse (especially alcohol) clients struggling with co-occurring disorders (COD).

Tonja Bagwell graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling. She also has a Bachelor’s degree in English/Journalism and an Associate’s degree in English/Speech.

Tonja is currently publishing two innovative books, 6-A Model of Alcohol Abuse in Offenders and the 6-A Model of Alcohol Abuse in Offenders Workbook. She is working on a third book, Tules: Realistic Rules and Therapeutic Tools, which will be available in 2017.  If you have questions, feel free to Ask An Expert at The Fix.

She also wrote two books of poetry, Sunrise of Revelations and Grace in a Garland, recorded the audiobook for Sunrise of Revelations and she is the editor of an anthology, Step Into My Shoes: Expressions from the LGBTQ Community.  These books are available click here.

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