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December Volunteer of the Month

We are pleased to announce Tonya Newton, MSW, LSW, ADHD-CCSP is the MHAM Volunteer of the Month!

Tonya is a volunteer clinician with MHAM’s Pro Bono Counseling Project (PBCP). The PBCP connects individuals, couples, and families who are uninsured, underinsured, and unable to afford the cost of mental health treatment with a volunteer, licensed, and insured mental health clinician. Volunteer clinicians provide short term counseling at no cost to the client.

Tonya is committed to reducing barriers to mental health care and being part of creating a healthier community. “Being a PBCP volunteer is a great opportunity to impact the community and to continue to grow professionally”.

Tonya graduated from Indiana University South Bend with her Master’s in Social Work. Tonya is passionate about working with adults with ADHD and has obtained certification in ADHD assessment and treatment. This is an issue that is personal for her. Tonya enjoys doing public education and community outreach in addition to her clinical work.

Tonya is originally from New Carlisle, Indiana. She has lived in South Bend since 2009 and opened a part time private practice, “Going Mental Health” in 2020. Tonya has two children and has enjoys helping a friend with her plant business, which she finds therapeutic.

“I encourage area therapists to volunteer with the PBCP. The more volunteers the project has, the greater the impact will be”, Angela Fitch, PBCP Project Coordinator. We thank Tonya for her enthusiasm for the PBCP and commitment to volunteering.

Interested in learning more about becoming a PBCP volunteer clinician?

Visit the MHAM website for more information or send us an email.

To learn about eligibility or to apply to receive counseling services through the Pro Bono Counseling Project, visit our website.

We are grateful to receive financial support from

  • Beacon Community Impact
  • Glick Philanthropies
  • Community Foundation of St. Joseph County

To make a financial gift to support MHAM and the Pro Bono Counseling Project, donate here.