Academics at Prescott College
Tonya E. Elliot-Walker, ABD
Associate Faculty for the Counseling Program
Tonya Elliott is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Northern California. She is currently completing her dissertation entitled "Understanding Historical Trauma and Cultural Restoration for Native American Women" with Capella University in Minnesota. Her PhD will be in Counselor Education and Supervision. She obtained her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from National University in Sacramento California in 2003 and her Bachelor of Science in Sociology, with a Minor in Ethnic Studies, from California State University Chico in 2001. Her seventeen years of clinical experience include: clinical supervision, clinical directorships, conference presentations, private practice, county mental health work, family therapy, couples therapy, crisis evaluation and intervention, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Jungian Sandtray and Art Therapy, expertise in cultural competency with Native Americans and extensive group trauma work with women and minorities.
Tonya’s passion for Social Justice and culturally competent counseling often leads to meaningful Existential conversations with students and other faculty. She frequently dives into theological reading and never turns down an opportunity to learn about culture or religion. Her use of creativity engages clients, students and interns in deepening the therapeutic journey. In her spare time she enjoys kayaking, horseback riding, camping, and family movie nights.
A.A., Lake Tahoe Community College, Natural Sciences and Math
B.A., California State University, Chico, Sociology with a minor in Ethnic Studies
M.S., National University, Counseling Psychology
ABD, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN, Counselor Education and Supervision (CACREP)