Tyler N. Tolson: Counselor

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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 with tools derived from Mindfulness, DBT, CBT, creative and somatic methods. Their 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)

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. They are certified in Mental Health Counseling with the Academy of Modern Applied Psychology, and have 6 years of experience via independent counseling services, suicide prevention and reproductive justice hotline support, as well as NGOs. They founded and led their own nutrition-centered, hunger-relief organization for homeless LGBTQIA youth, "RADDISH", until their relocation to Prague. They continually update their trainings, and consider themselves a "forever student."

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. Their 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.