Dr. Tonia Richardson, LPC

Dr. Tonia Richardson, LPC

Clinical Director at Cameron and Associates, Inc.

Greater Atlanta Area
Professional Training & Coaching

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Dr. Tonia Richardson, LPC's Overview

  • Clinical Director at Cameron and Associates, Inc.
  • Princple Coach at Coach Dr. Tonia, LLC
  • Director of Business and Clinical Integration at Cameron and Associates, Inc.
  • Director of Business Development at Cameron and Associates, Inc.
  • Counselor/Instructor/Coach at High-Tech Institute
  • Program Coordinator at Ashlin Managment Group, Inc.
  • Dir. Community Services at Devereux Georgia Treatment Network

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Dr. Tonia Richardson, LPC's Summary

As a licensed professional counselor with 15 years experience in the mental health field I have gained many skills and great insight into behavior change. I am now applying those skills and insights as a dissertation coach and life coach. My goal is to help graduate students decrease procrastination, increase creativity, reduce stress, overcome writer's block, balance academics/work/family and much more. The ultimate goal is to support the student to dissertation completion and graduation.

My dissertation is titled "Empirical Support for the Solution-Focused Brief Coaching Model." The study resulted in the following implications for leadership: 1) successful coaching can be accomplished in brief coaching engagements, 2) behavior modeling, in terms of how leaders can interact with others with trust, compassion and communication, is practiced and learned in brief coaching 3) one scale in the study may be used as a definitive measure of ROI, and 4) another measure may be used to determine who may be in need of coaching.

Specialties: Behavior change (coaching, therapy), workshop/training facilitator, writing.

Dr. Tonia Richardson, LPC's Experience

Clinical Director

Cameron and Associates, Inc.

May 2013Present (1 year 5 months) Atlanta, Georgia

• Responds to higher level clinical cases
• Consults with psychiatrist on treatment plan, length of stay and level of care
• Consults with network providers and client companies on standards of care
• Manages, trains and hires clinical staff
• Recruits and credentials network providers
• Conducts site visits of applicant facilities

Princple Coach

Coach Dr. Tonia, LLC

March 2013Present (1 year 7 months)

As a dissertation coach, my goal is to help graduate students decrease procrastination, increase creativity, reduce stress, overcome writer's block, balance academics/work/family and much more. The ultimate goal is to support the student to dissertation completion and graduation. I use various techniques including Guided Imagery, Solution Focused Brief Coaching, Relaxation Techniques, and psychotherapy.

Director of Business and Clinical Integration

Cameron and Associates, Inc.

June 2010Present (4 years 4 months) Greater Atlanta Area

• Developed and supported clinical and coaching initiatives to improve business objectives
• Recommended programs and implementation plans to client companies
• Evaluated and managed program costs by means of clinical treatment reviews
• Developed, facilitated and coordinated training
• Recruited and credentialed therapists and facilities
• Prepared and submitted quarterly performance measures to client companies

Director of Business Development

Cameron and Associates, Inc.

September 2008Present (6 years 1 month) Greater Atlanta Area

• Managed and coordinated account services activities for more than 39,000 subscribers
• Prepared Request for Proposal (RFP) responses totaling $100,000 in retained accounts
• Identified opportunities for penetration resulting in $273,000 in new contracts
• Coordinated new business implementation activities
• Developed and presented account presentations on EAP benefits
• Negotiated and maintained contracts via accounts’ performance indicators
• Established and maintained working relationships with accounts


High-Tech Institute

February 2006August 2008 (2 years 7 months)

• Coached middle management and leadership to improve communication/cooperation between them thus reducing conflict and increasing employee morale
* Provided mental health counseling, referrals and case management services
• Provided support services to staff (in-service training, writing educational materials, etc.)
• Provided instruction to students in areas of general psychology and critical thinking
• Acted as project manager for issues related to licensure and accreditation
• Increased retention of ATB students by 50%

Program Coordinator

Ashlin Managment Group, Inc.

20052006 (1 year)

• Wrote adoption narratives for the Department of Family and Children’s Services
• Wrote/edited various health and human services grant projects
• Contributed to the adoption process of over 115 children totaling $51,750 in revenue
• Contributed to the submission of 3 federal funding proposals
• Successfully completed the interviewing and writing of 33 CDC Honor Awards nominations

Dir. Community Services

Devereux Georgia Treatment Network

19982003 (5 years)

• Managed all aspects of community mental health programs: planning, developing, organizing, implementing and evaluating the effectiveness of programs in accordance with agency, state and federal guidelines
* Designed/implemented advanced employee orientation program resulting in job specific training & faster on-boarding
• Coached employees in career goals, navigation of organization processes, and training requirements resulting in successful succession planning and maintenance of accreditation requirements
• Coached parents in discovering and implementing a wider range of parenting skills resulting in increased outcomes and reduced audit scores
* Prepared and managed budget of over 4 million dollars
• Provided analytical assessment and evaluation of 4 community mental health programs according to policies, procedures, practices, and protocols
• Established and maintained extensive interaction with local and state government agencies, civic organizations, individuals and corporations
• Instituted peer supervision for community program therapists
• Obtained state licensure and opened new transitional living home for 6 young adults
• Increased number of Therapeutic Foster Homes by 50%

Dr. Tonia Richardson, LPC's Certifications

  • Certified Professional Coach

    • College of Executive Coaching
  • Board Certified Coach

    • Center for Credentialing and Education
    • License 1587
  • Licensed Professional Counselor

    • Georgia Professional Licensing Board
    • License LPC 004931
  • Distance Credentialed Counselor

    • Center for Credentialing and Education
    • License 1308

Dr. Tonia Richardson, LPC's Publications

  • Why Should Anyone be Lead by You?

    • Black Life Coaches Network
    • October 2011

    Black Life Coaches Network offers Certified Life Coaches to the African-American community that you can trust; life coaches and coach-clinicians from all professional backgrounds, all training organizations and all professional associations who share a common goal of changing African-Americans lives for the better as well as to advanced and strengthen the coaching profession, making it more visible to the African-American community.

  • Sabotage in the Workplace: Increase Your Insight

    • Black Life Coaches Network
    • March 21, 2012

    This article examines subtle forms of sabotage in the workplace The article provides brief coaching session in which the client gained insight into the sabotage and developed a plan of protection.

  • Bold Leadership is an African American Legacy

    • Black Life Coaches
    • February 2012

    During Black history month various media formats highlight the contributions of African Americans across time. Some of the contributors are better known than others, but none are no less important than any other. Considering those who have come before, I began to think about what African American leaders have in common. What I came up with is BOLDNESS.

  • "African American Leaders - 5 Reasons You Need a Leadership Coach

    • Ezine
    • November 9, 2011

    Five Reasons: 1) Lack of Mentors, 2) Flaunt Your Worth, 3) Keep Your Eye on the Prize, 4) Leadership Development is Never-ending and 5) Remain Relevant.

  • Coping Strategies for the Holiday Blues - 1 of a 4 Part Series - Definition and Emotional Strategies

    • Ezine
    • December 2011

    One in a four part series on identifying symptoms of the holiday blues and learning coping strategies.

Dr. Tonia Richardson, LPC's Skills & Expertise

  1. Writing
  2. Behavior Change
  3. Coaching
  4. Mental Health
  5. Leadership Development
  6. Counseling
  7. Executive Coaching
  8. Public Speaking
  9. Teaching
  10. Psychology
  11. Staff Development
  12. Research
  13. Personal Development
  14. Problem Solving
  15. Microsoft Office
  16. Program Management
  17. Program Development
  18. Organizational Development
  19. Psychotherapy
  20. Workshop Facilitation
  21. Stress Management

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Dr. Tonia Richardson, LPC's Education

Clark Atlanta University

B.A., Psychology

University of Maryland College Park

M.Ed, Counseling

Actually attended an extension campus in Okinawa Japan.

University of Phoenix

Doctor of Management, Organizational Leadership

Wayne State University

M.A., Psychology

Dr. Tonia Richardson, LPC's Additional Information


I enjoy reading, swimming, biking, walking, and shopping. My favorite place is the beach. I completed my first 5k obstacle run, the Diva Dash in March 2013 and my first official 5k run in April 2013. My sights are set on completing a mini triathlon before the end of 2013.

Groups and Associations:

ICF-Georgia, International Coach Federation, University of Phoenix Alumni Association

Honors and Awards:

2006-2007 Employee of the Year - High-Tech Institute, Atlanta campus.

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