Tonya Wright-Hamilton, M.S.

Starry Counseling, Waco, TX

​B.S. Psychology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, M.S. Business Management, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. ; M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Midwestern State University, TX 


After graduating with a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Tonya worked with adults with disabilities for two years after which she transitioned into a career in Human Resources and Business within the Telecommunications industry for the next seven years.  During her time in Telecommunications, she earned a Master of Science Degree in Business Management from the Manchester Metropolitan University, however, Tonya’s passion has always been to work with people and help individuals to assess the Mind, cultivate Motivation, and acquire Meaning in all aspects of their life. In 2016 she graduated from Midwestern State University with a Master Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. While at Midwestern, Tonya completed her Practicum hours at Cardwell Counseling and at the Wichita Falls Starry Counseling. She is eager to begin her LPC-Intern requirements at Starry Counseling in Waco, TX and will participate in Supervision with Susan Cardwell, M.A., LPC-S. 



​Aug, 2016- When Rosie and I first made eye contact through the glass at the Hatton Rd facility. #Adopt #Rescue


​​Susan J Cardwell, M.A.,LPC-S, Owner
Licenced Professional Counselor- Supervior
Certified Cognitive Behavior Therapist
Certified Tricare Mental Health Provider
BRE, Valley Forge Christian College, Phoenixville, PA
M.A. Clinical Psychology, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester, PA
Post Bachelor Credits- 12, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX


Susan began her professional journey as an educator; the fulfillment of her childhood vision to become a teacher. She graduated from Valley Forge Christian College  (now called University of Valley Forge) with an Education degree where she collaborated with the Education department to develop a community tutoring center. Susan graduated with honors from West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology. Upon first arriving in Texas in 2001 Susan substituted in the WFISD, worked briefly for Vernon College at the Century City Campus, and held a position at Midwestern State University as Assistant Director of Institutional Research. She completed her counseling internship in the evenings and was licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors in 2004. Later she earned her Supervisor License by the same board. Susan's areas of research include Maternal Deprivation, Moral Development in Education, Negative Automatic Thoughts in Groups, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Essential Tremor, Differential Diagnosis Between Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Attachment Disorder, Prevention of Eating Disorders in Middle School, and development of the Child's Automatic Thought Questionnaire (CAT-Q). She also develops and presents seminars to peers and community organizations in addition to operating as a consultant to businesses throughout Region 9. Susan earned Diplomate status with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy after extensive training and evaluation. Susan regularly volunteers in the community and currently offers veterans counseling through GiveAnHour. She is the the grandmother of two wonderful granddaughters, rescuer of Rosie, and an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan. 


Susan J Cardwell, M.A., LPC-S

GROWTH

2017 Beck Workshops 

CBT & Anger Management

CBT & PTSD 

​Veteran/Military Suicide Prevention 

Owner,  Licenced Professional Counselor-Supervisor,  Certified Cognitive Therapist






2004- ​Licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors 

2002-2009-LPC-Intern and  LPC contractor

​2009- SJCardwell Counseling & Consulting PLLC established 

2011-Cardwell Counseling obtains CBT contract with Helen Farabee Centers  

2014- Certified by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy




Susan J Cardwell, M.A., LPC-S

4245 Kemp Blvd, Suite 315

Wichita Falls, TX  76308


940-691-1267

Journey​