Jackie Miller, MS, LPC, RMT
Owner, Director of Clinical Services
Jackie has worked in a variety of helping professions over the past 30 years. She is the mother of five and has been married for over 20 years. She is a 14-year veteran of the US Army and a Gulf War Veteran. Professionally, she has worked with all ages ranging from 3 years old to 90 plus years old and with all types of mental health issues and co-occurring disorders.
Her early career found her working in several agencies as a Certified Nursing Assistant and as a home health nursing assistant. She has provided palliative care for several elderly folks, including both her parents, and seen them through their peaceful ending to this life. These experiences led her to further exploration of spirituality and faith.
She transitioned to counseling in 2000 after completing her Bachelor's of Science in Psychology at Rockford College (now Rockford University) with a minor in Human Development. She became a Crisis Counselor providing case management and intensive counseling services to children and adolescents ages 3 through 21 and their family members. After completing her Master's of Science in Community Counseling at UW-Whitewater, she became the Supervisor of the crisis program at an agency in Rockford, IL while continuing to provide intensive mental health services to clients.
More recently she completed training and certification in Reiki, the Divine Universal Healing Energy, and is a Certified Acupressure practitioner. In addition to mental health services, she offers Reiki sessions and Reiki sessions combined with Acupressure. Soon, she will add a Reiki training schedule to be held on Saturdays. She is a member of the International Association of Reiki Practitioners (IRAP) and the Wisconsin Counseling Association (WCA). She is also a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans (DAV).
Over the course of the years, she has lived in numerous states as well as other nations. She has lived on the East Coast and in the Deep South, as well as in the Midwest. She lived in South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Panama and has visited The Netherlands. She's worked with a wide range of religious and cultural backgrounds. Ultimately, her experiences and travels brought her back home to southern Wisconsin, specifically Beloit, where her journey originally began.
Tonya Ramsey, MS, LPC, CSAC, CSIT, NCC
Director of Clinical Supervision
Tonya Ramsey joins the Holistic Counseling team as the Director of Clinical Supervision. A 2012 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, Tonya is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) as well as a Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC). She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board of Certified Counselors. Tonya brings with her experience as a counselor in different settings such as a private counseling agency, a county agency and private practice.
Tonya is the owner of Life By Design Counseling. She specializes in providing integrative treatment for individuals with co-occurring disorders, which is when individuals struggle with mental health and addictions issues. Tonya also specializes in the treatment of trauma
using an integrative approach including Brainspotting and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). These techniques help individuals struggling to work through the trauma in their lives in order to find peace and wholeness. She also works as a contracted mediator for Rock County Mediation and Family Court Services and offers co-parenting counseling through Life By Design Counseling.
One of Tonya's passions is being able to train, educate and support other counselors starting off in their careers. She provides supervision to counselors in training and to individuals wanting to start their own private practice. She currently holds a Clinical Supervisor in Training license (CSIT) which allows her to assist in the training and supervision of clinicians working with addicted clients. Her partnership with Holistic Counseling will allow her to continue helping counselors starting off in their careers by offering clinical supervision and support.
Beloit has been Tonya's home all her life, the community is close to her heart. It is important to her to be able to bring needed services to the Beloit community. She is excited to be able to partner with Holistic Counseling to bring more services to the Beloit area and to the clients of Holistic Counseling Services and Life By Design Counseling.