Tonia Smith, CARC
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Confessions of a Former Victim
My name is Tonia Smith. I am a National Board of Addiction Recovery Professional (NBARP) Certified Addiction/Abuse Coach. I specialize in abuse recovery. I am here to coach you through your stronghold, whether it be substance, mental, physical and/or emotional abuse.
As a young lady I unknowingly had a core belief, taught by my family and environment, that I was not worthy of love or respect. I blindly and naturally gravitated towards things and people that reaffirmed, time and time again, my unworthiness. I became a victim to the physical abuse of my ex-husband, my seeming inability to control my eating and obesity, and to society, at large, for teaching me that I was right about my feelings of my unworthiness.
My breakthrough occurred while I was working at a prison facilitating a cognitive awareness group made up of prisoners. It was there that I began learning that I had choices. I had the choice to be a victim or not be a victim. My life’s work and experiences have culminated at this very place, as an abuse recovery coach. I am reaching out to you to tell you that you can learn how not to be the victim and take responsibility for your life.
I have earned my Master’s Degree in Education. For over 20 years, I have been an educator in the following fields: primary, middle, and high school, prison education, parenting, psychology, and recovery. I have volunteered as a domestic violence and rape victims advocate. I am state licensed as a behavioral health professional.
Free Initial Consultation
Sliding Scale Fees
I specialize in:
Abuse & Trauma Recovery
Re-entry from Jail/Prison
I work with:
Types of Sessions:
*Coaching Certification Classes
Time Zone: Arizona