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Toni Hernalsteen, LMSW, SAP

Toni earned her Master of Social Work and Masters Certificate in Gerontology from Eastern Michigan University. From the University of Michigan, she earned a Certificate in Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care – Adult and Pediatric Track.

She has specialized training in Trauma Recovery and Empowerment (TREM/M-TREM) and is a Substance Use Professional (SAP) for the Department of Transportation. She is also working towards her Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor certification.

Her areas of specialty include mood disorders, grief and loss, trauma, spirituality, chronic illness/pain, aging, end of life, self-esteem, relationship issues, and addiction. She works with individuals and couples and welcomes clients ages 16 and older.

Toni was born and raised in Traverse City. Keeping her family tradition alive, she volunteers as an Event Director with the National Cherry Festival. She is also the flute section leader of Encore Winds and plays in the New Hope Community Orchestra.

During the summer months, Toni enjoys hiking and spending family time at the beach. Winter finds her and her family on the ski slopes, making snowmen, and drinking hot chocolate. She is a proud mom of two great kids, and a “dog mom” to two pups.