Tonia Short

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

My Biography

Tonia Short is a graduate of Saint Louis University. She has a master’s degree in Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and Missouri. She has over 15 years of experience working in hospice and palliative care. Tonia has a strong passion for working with people at end of life as well as providing grief counseling for surviving family members. Outside of hospice Tonia has also worked extensively with people suffering from ALS. Tonia lives in Illinois with her family and 4 dogs.

My Education and Credentials

LCSW in Illinois and Missouri

MSW – Saint Louis Univeristy

Providing services in:


I’m available:

In Person and Telehealth

I work with:

Adults and Geriatrics

I do:

Individual Counseling Only

My Approach to Counseling

My approach is client – centered. I work with clients to define their desired outcomes while creating a space where clients are comfortable to share any issues and concerns. I use a variety of Cognitive Behavioral, Brief Solution Focused, Strengths Based therapies.

My Areas of Focus

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  • Adoption Issues
  • Alcoholism
  • Anxiety
  • Behavior Modification
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bisexual Issues
  • Blindness or Visual Impairment
  • Chemical Dependence / Substance Abuse / SUD
  • Chronic Illness
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Community Self-Advocacy and Support
  • Co-occurring Disorders Treatment
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Domestic Violence
  • Foster Care
  • Gay / Lesbian Issues
  • Grief / Bereavement
  • Health – Disabilities
  • Hearing Impaired
  • HIV / AIDS / ARC
  • Long Term Care
  • Medical Illness / Disease Management
  • Mood Disorders
  • Pain Management
  • Physical Disabilities

My Professional Experience

Social work in various hospice settings