Do you sometimes feel so anxious that it is difficult to breathe? Are you struggling to make sense of a relationship?
Rhonda has 30 years of experience working with families and individuals of all ages and in many stages of life’s journey. She has a depth of experience working with those who are struggling with the stressors of life. She is able to help her clients learn healthy and effective coping strategies through different evidence-based therapeutic methods. Her approach is sometimes eclectic and always tailored to the need of the client.
Rhonda is skilled in the use of CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), Motivational Interviewing and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. She has found that many who appear to be struggling in one area are often feeling the effects of unresolved conflict and trauma, and with her help, clients can have hope for a future of healthy emotional and physical responses to the challenges in life.
Rhonda is certified in trauma-focused CBT which is a structured treatment evidence based to address trauma underlying ineffective or harmful coping strategies in children. She uses storytelling, creative visualization, figurines, building blocks, puppets and other arts and play techniques in building rapport and helping children and teens identify and express their feelings in a safe and supportive environment.
She works with teen and adult women with eating disorders utilizing a combination of CBT and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) techniques focused on improving emotional expression, identifying and confronting distorted thoughts about body image and self-worth and supporting clients through the process of achieving and maintaining a health weight range. The focus is on improving cognitive flexibility and identifying distorted thoughts about self and circumstances.
Her passion is to work with adults in processing childhood trauma that contributes to challenges in relationships. Much of that work centers around Mindfulness work and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.