Tonya Molnar

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Tonya Molnar received her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Capella University in August 2023. Dr. Molnar is a contributing faculty member for the College of Social and Behavioral Health in the School of Counseling at Walden University, starting in January 2024. Dr. Molnar has taught Psychopathology, Practicum, Internship, and Residency courses for master’s learners at other learning institutions. Professionally, Dr. Molnar is a board-certified licensed clinical mental health counselor in Washington State since 2019. Dr. Molnar previously worked in community mental health, serving individuals suffering from severe and persistent mental illness. Currently, Dr. Molnar owns and operates a private practice specializing in trauma, insomnia, and chronic pain and illness. Dr. Molnar is also an active board member for a local organization providing vocational, residential, and day-to-day services for adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Research interests include wellness and the professional quality of life of counselors and counseling students.


PhD, Capella University

MS, Capella University

BA, American Public University

Public Service

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