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Tonya McDaniel, MEd, MSW, LCSW (Therapist & Director of Professional Development)

Tonya McDaniel, ABD, MEd in Human Sexuality, MSW, LCSW, Director of Program Development (She / Her / Hers)


Office Locations:

Society Hill Therapy Office - Pennsylvania

233 S. 6th Street, Suite C-33
Philadelphia PA 19106

Art Museum Therapy Office - Pennsylvania

2401 Pennsylvania Ave, Suite 1A2
Philadelphia PA 19130

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  • ADHD
  • Alternative Sexual Lifestyles
  • Anxiety & Panic Attacks
  • Autism Spectrum
  • BabyLoss
  • Blended Families
  • Bipolar
  • Body Dysmorphia
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Discernment Counseling
  • Divorce / Break-Ups
  • Eating Disorders
  • Erectile Dysfunctions/Delayed Ejaculation
  • FND Functional Neurological Disorder
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • Infidelity / Cheating
  • Infertility / Fertility
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Transitions
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Low Sex Desire
  • Mindfulness
  • OCD
  • Orgasm Problems
  • Painful Sex/Vaginismus
  • Parenting
  • Phobias (fear of flying, fear of heights etc)
  • Poly / Open Relationships
  • Postpartum Depression / Anxiety
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Trauma
  • Family Therapy
  • Couples Counseling
  • Sex Therapy

Tonya McDaniel, MEd, MSW, LCSW (Therapist & Director of Professional Development)

Tonya McDaniel (she/her/hers) is a licensed clinical social worker who has been working in the field of psychology and sexuality for almost 20 years. Her philosophic outlook is that most people have good intentions and are trying to do the best that they can given the tools they have at their disposal. Her goal as a therapist is to help create a space where clients can feel good about their accomplishments, identify areas that they want to improve, and expand their resources and skills to overcome conflict. She is able to accomplish this by employing a variety of therapeutic modalities, such as strengths-based, cognitive behavioral, narrative, psychodynamic, existential and systemic therapy.

Tonya's strong background in research and education enables her to provide clients a multifaceted perspective on the issues they are facing. She is able to adapt her approach according to the needs of the individual. She will take on the role of a cheerleader, champion, educator, advocate, empathetic listener, and mediator to support clients in reaching their goals.

Currently, Tonya provides individual, couples and group psychotherapy to people who are struggling with various issues, including anxiety, OCD, neurodiversity, ADHD, depression, post-partum depression, babyloss, low self-esteem, eating disorders, trauma, grief & loss, sexual functioning, parenting young children, and relationship challenges including polyamory. In addition, Tonya has experience with specific life-adjustment areas, such as transition-to-parenthood, GLBTQ orientation, multicultural issues and intellectual disabilities.

Tonya’s passion for helping people achieve their full potential has led her to present at national conferences; serve on multiple interdisciplinary teams; create sexuality curricula; train staff on sensitive issues; and advise agencies developing sexual relationship policies. Currently she is in process of writing a book on babyloss.

Tonya graduated from Widener University with a Master in Social Work and a Master in Education in Human Sexuality. Additionally, Tonya spent a year studying psychology at the Université du Mirail in Toulouse, France. She is currently working on her PhD that she anticipates obtaining in 2023.


Living With Babyloss: Navigating the Grief and Uncertainties of Losing a Pregnancy
Living With Babyloss: Navigating the Grief and Uncertainties of Losing a Pregnancy

NPI: 1114442357


  • Pennsylvania: SW134184
  • Virginia: VA: 0904015874
  • New Jersey: NJ: 35S100554000

Tonya McDaniel, MEd, MSW, LCSW (Therapist & Director of Professional Development)’s Latest TIPs:

Stopping Anxious Thoughts
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Virtual Reality Therapy Services
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Overcoming Negativity Bias
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Overcoming negativity bias is far more complicated than most people imagine. Though we often split the world into optimists and pessimists, the reality is our brains are hypervigilant to threats …

Use Your Anger Wisely
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Accessing Your Wise Mind
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Considering the fast pace of our world, it is not surprising that we may engage in reactive responses or employ knee-jerk decisions. However, if we can find a way to …

Prenups Can Strengthen Relationships
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Learn how prenups can strengthen relationships.

DISCLAIMER: The information presented is for discussion purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.

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Benefits of Your Wise Mind
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In the late 1980’s, Dr. Marsha Linehan created a cognitive behavioral treatment known as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for chronic suicidal, self-injurious individuals who struggled with emotion regulation. A key …

What is Ethical Porn and Where Can I Find It?
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The term “ethical porn” has become an increasingly popular descriptor in the sex entertainment world. Its rise in popularity could be compared to the use of “organic” in the food …

How Will Your Baby Impact Your New Marriage
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How Will Your New Baby Impact Your Marriage? For many couples, the addition of a new baby into the family is an exciting, joyous, and uncertain time. Whether the couple …

How to Keep Romance Alive After Kids
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How To Keep The Romance Alive After Kids: Couples Counseling in Philadelphia, Ocean City, Santa Fe, Mechanicsville:

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How to Create Emotional Independence Through Language
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If you have ever wondered how you can create emotional independence through language, then you are in the right place.

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How to Create More Intimacy in Your Relationship
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For many of us, the early stages of courting our partner involved a lot of resources and commitment to making the relationship a priority. In fact, we may have been …

How Successful Couples Survive Raising Children
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A significant adjustment period for many couples is when they begin having or adopting children, known as the transition-to-parenthood. Children can compromise the dyad relationship by putting more strain on …

Emotional Independence: A Solution to Codependence
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Did you know a solution to emotional reactivity, emotional fusion or codependence is emotional independence? But what exactly is emotional independence?

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