About Me

Tonya Anderson is a mindfulness counselor, inspirational speaker and the founder of An Exquisite Life.  She helps people using mindfulness and sacred therapies to resolve stress/trauma in their lives, and frees them to live a life with renewed joy,love and passion for life.

Tonya Anderson

Tonya was born in Hollywood, CA.  A military kid, she grew up on Treasure Island the Naval Base in the middle of San Francisco Bay and Pearl City, HI.  She is best known for her spiritual retreats and helping people resolve stress, PTSD, relationship difficulties, and traumas from their past.   She successfully and effectively integrates mindfulness, solution focused spirituality and sacred therapies in achieving great outcomes.

Tonya’s expertise is drawn from her life experience, clinical mental health counseling education and spiritual teachings. She assists her clients in navigating their stress symptoms to create healthier, more balanced lives, and relationships. Tonya’s philosophy is that a person can overcome stress/trauma in a natural, holistic way, respecting all support systems in place, or creating new ones.

She has been working with clients with PTSD since 2002, shortly after 9/11.  She takes her clients from stress/ post trauma to a state of resiliency and beyond resiliency, in a peaceful, gentle way through her counseling and consultations. She facilitates retreats to allow her clients the time, luxury and sacred space to create the most effective therapeutic and restorative processes.

As a class member of the United States Naval Academy (Class of 1986) and the former Chief of Staff for State Representative Rick Mirabito, she integrates her professional experiences in government and in the military to provide her clients with a deep understanding of the complexity of their lives, as well as their commitments, to facilitate exquisite results.

She uses a gentle therapy approach to allow her clients’ natural healing instincts to be restored and renewed.  Fine tuning their internal guidance then leads them to their exquisite lives.

She is the author of “One More Day,” her memoir of overcoming suicidal ideations and renewing love, joy and passion in her life.

Tonya has a private practice in Montoursville, PA and provides confidential counseling and business consultations. She provides inspirational presentations for colleges, universities, professional organizations, and businesses on having an Exquisite Life,  Resiliency and Moving Beyond.

Her specialties:

Creating Healthy Relationships with self and others

Counseling adults, couples, and families/Blended Families/Family Systems /Work Relationships

Stress Management/Anger

Counseling Military and their families /Restoring Resiliency/ Resiliency/ Beyond Resiliency

Mindfulness Techniques in healing Stress/PTSD

Guided Meditations/ Excellent Self Care

Suicide Prevention

Life after Trauma

Helping people who have everything and still are not happy.. You will find what is missing working with me.

She travels the world giving inspirational speeches, workshops, and retreats on bliss, joy and the sacredness of life.  She lives her Exquisite Life in the Pennsylvania wilds.



An  Exquisite Life

Tonya Anderson and George Hood
Counselor Tonya Anderson prays with George Hood, at the moment when he broke the world record for Planking.

Exquisite means beautifully made, delicate, extreme or intense. An Exquisite Life is realizing that traumatic events often carry with them sacred gifts.  Your sacred gifts of having survived traumatic/stressful events are the foundations of your resiliency,  strength, intuition, courage, discernment, unconditional love and so much more.



“Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.”

The Seneca People


Tonya Anderson Founder of An Exquisite Life
I can help you overcome the most stressful/traumatic of life events and find yourself and joy in living again.

I believe that you can be happy again.

I am living proof that you can find joy live passionately again. Over and over and over again.. It’s not over. 

With much love,
Tonya Anderson