Tyler N. Tolson: Counselor

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An American located in central Prague with specialization and experience in counseling women, youth, and LGBTQIA+, Tyler Tolson has worked toward helping others cope, heal, and grow with the use of psycho-social intervention with tools derived from Mindfulness, DBT, CBT, creative and somatic methods. His approach is existentialist-leaning, with a relaxed and friendly style, with expertise in:

  • major life transitions 

  • personality or behavioral disorders 

  • gender/sexuality experience

  • stress/anxiety

  • depression

  • grief

  • addiction

  • trauma (PTSD/C-PTSD)

 

Tyler uses he/him and they/them pronouns.

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

He has a Bachelors in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality studies with a focus on Psychology, African American Studies, and Linguistics. He 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 and reproductive justice hotline support, as well as training and practice within NGOs. They founded and led their own nutrition-centered, hunger-relief organization for homeless LGBTQIA youth, "RADDISH", until their relocation to Prague. He continually expands his knowledge through research and trainings, and considers himself a "forever student."

He believes 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. His 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.