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Get to Know Me

Tonia Locklear BSW MSW LCSW


As a Fayetteville, NC native and Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I recognized and value the trust my clients place in me. I strive every day to provide quality and exceptional service. I truly care for all my clients and work diligently to help them find the answers they seek. Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to get into a career path that would make a difference in people’s lives. This interest led me to study social work and mental health.

I transitioned from crisis intervention into counseling because I really enjoy talking with people about their interpersonal relationships. Also, I feel like I have a knack for helping. When I started Soul Expressions, I wanted to do something different. I wanted my practice to reflect my unique skills and insights with an emphasis on evidence-based treatments as well as holistic services. Creating a unique social environment that explores culture, art and wellness reflecting the heart and soul of the city.

I enjoy working with clients who are committed to making changes in their life.  I take pleasure in providing my clients with tools and techniques so that they can reach their potential and ultimately stop coming to therapy. I know your time and money is valuable, so I try to be as structured, and goal oriented as possible. I enjoy hearing how well my clients are doing and seeing their progress in treatment. I am so glad you are here. On behalf of Soul Expressions Counseling…welcome. This is where the healing begins!

My Qualifications

Education and Work Experience

May 2021 - Present

Doctoral of Social Work Candidate (DSW)

I am currently attending Walden University pursuing a doctorate. I am committed to lifelong learning as it enables me to continually update my knowledge and skills to provide relevant and valuable services.

August 2017 - May 2019

Master of Social Work (MSW)

I graduated from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 2019. Since then I have practiced in outpatient settings providing counseling and crisis intervention services.


Who We Are


Patrice Morgan


Patrice is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Her educational background consist of Peace College, North Carolina State University, and UNC Chapel Hill. Her passion for people stems from watching her grandmother and mother mentor and provide care for their community. Patrice’s goal is to see others become the better version of them selves.

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Janna Williams

Janna Williams, MSW, LCSWA, LCASA My career path to social work was not by choice; however, it was by design. I am currently pursuing licensure in clinical social work and as a clinical addictions’ specialist. I have 24 years case management experience with individuals involved in the judicial system. I have extensive training in Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Intervention. In addition to court experience, it was the six years with the Department of Social Services where I discovered social work and found my passion for helping families. After almost 30 years in state government, I am semi-retired and onto my second career as a crisis intervention professional and therapist. As part of my many years in case management, I have a knowledge base of resources for substance use treatment as well as behavioral and mental health treatment. I enjoy meeting and talking with people not only to learn about them, but also help them learn more about themselves. The end goal is to help individuals be the best possible version of themselves that they can be. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


Who We Are


Alexis Blanton

Alexis is currently finishing her BSW at Campbellsville University and going on to get her MSW in the Spring. She plans to specialize in Trauma Therapy in hopes of helping others heal and find inner peace. Alexis had a childhood full of her own personal trauma and was able to overcome it with the help of an amazing therapist. As a child her therapist told her three things that she holds close to her heart and believes others could use for their own empowerment. They are “Though I Fall, Still I Rise”, “Fear Is a Liar”, and “Like A Phoenix I Will Rise from The Ashes”. She believes that overcoming past trauma as well as current obstacles that hold you back is the most important step towards a happy life. She also believes that healing starts with the thoughts that you feed your mind. Alexis has a passion for helping others and looks forward to a future of aiding clients in creating the happiness they deserve.


Kara McKay

Received her BSW from Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC and received her MSW degree from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. Over the last several years she has provided her services at the children, adults, and family level. She is committed to restoring the family dynamic by empowering individuals and families. Her career in social work includes working in the hospital and providing services in the community as a case manager and preventive services, working with individuals with developmental disabilities, and the geriatric population. She has worked collaboratively with community agencies, and the Department of Social Services on an array of concerns not limited to mental health, abuse, and poverty. Her goal at this time is to ensure the safety and all-around well-being of those she services.



Jonah Graham



Jovanah Graham, a Fayetteville, NC native, is a dynamic individual with a diverse background. After excelling in sports at EE Smith High School and earning a full-ride basketball scholarship to Winston Salem State University, she graduated in Business Management. Following her military service in Germany, she's now pursuing her Master's in Marketing through the Green to Gold program at Fayetteville State University. Jovanah, a published author and community advocate, embodies resilience and dedication in all her endeavors.

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