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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!

About Me: About Me

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.

About Me: Credentials
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