Tyler N. Tolson: Counselor

An American located in central Prague with specialization and experience in counseling women, youth, and LGBTQIA+ for six years, Tyler Tolson has volunteered and worked toward helping others cope, heal, and grow with the use of psycho-social intervention (such as CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), mindfulness, trauma-focused methods, and a variety of other techniques. Their approach is existentialist-leaning, with a relaxed and friendly style, with expertise in:

  • major life transitions 

  • personality or behavioral disorders 

  • gender/sexuality problems

  • stess/anxiety

  • depression

  • grief

  • addiction

  • trauma 

Since moving to Prague, they have focused primarily on trauma-informed methods to apply to adolescents (7+), couples, survivors of sexual violence, sexuality/gender challenges, grief, mood and anxiety disorders. 

They have a Bachelors in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality studies with a focus on Psychology, African American Studies, and Linguistics. Their skill set and practice is in accordance with American social working standards and her practice is held to contemporary psychotherapy standards. She is certified in Mental Health Counseling with the Academy of Modern Applied Psychology, and has 6 years of experience via independent counseling services, suicide prevention hotlines (such as Seven Cups of Tea and The Trevor Project), abortion access and support with Georgia Reproductive Access Network (The Magnolia Fund) in Atlanta, GA. They founded and led their own nutrition-centered hunger-relief organization for LGBTQIA youth, RADDISH, until their relocation to Prague. She is currently working on certification in Expressive Art Therapy for Trauma. 

They believe in proactive therapy with compassion, using a balance of tools and values-based strategies to help guide clients toward one’s own position progress organically. Her aim is to help re-establish and empower one’s agency with control, as to find and meet the goals and visions we imagine for ourselves. Much of their work has benefitted from their educational background in philosophy, linguistics, history, race, sexuality, and gender studies, as well as personal experience of growing up in a multiracial, lower-middle class environment with exposure to various complex issues.

 

What clients can expect is that every interaction will be flexible to their needs, and that sensitivity and respect is prioritized above all in their life’s journey. Healthy boundaries and a relationship built on mutual respect is key in a therapeutic relationship.

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