Rhonda is a 2013 graduate of Richmont Graduate University with a Masters in Professional Counseling with specialties in addiction as well as spirituality and counseling. She has provided counseling services at the Hope Center of Richmont Graduate University (RGU) and the Mount Paran Church. Since May of 2015 she was in practice at Trillium Springs Counseling until May of 2018 changing practice to her current location at Chatahoochee Counseling due to the owner's retirement.
She completed a two-year study with The Renovare Institute in Christian discipleship and spiritual formation. Rhonda completed a Masters in Ministry at RGU in the summer of 2015. She also received a Certificate of Spiritual Direction from RGU and is a trained Spiritual Director.
Rhonda graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology summa cum laude from the University of Georgia in 1976. She also received her Medical Degree from Emory University School of Medicine in 1980.
She completed her residency in Radiology at the Emory Affiliated Hospitals in 1984. She was in private practice for nearly nine years when she retired to raise her family. She continued to practice volunteering with the Radiology residents at Grady Memorial Hospital for five years where she received a clinical appointment. She maintains a current Georgia Medical License.
Rhonda is an ordained nondenominational Christian Minister. She is Prepare and Enrich certified and has completed the first course in the Gottmans’ Couple Therapy. She is also a certified provider in Compassionate Bereavement Care. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (#LPC010005) in private practice. She is founder of Healing Presence Ministry a worldwide Social Media and Internet ministry based on her poetry and spiritual writings.
As a second career, counseling has been a calling for Rhonda in her desire to serve God’s Kingdom and those in need. With her medical background, she recognizes the importance of the holistic—mind, body, spirit—approach to the health and well-being of an individual. She feels the role of the counselor is to be a healing presence addressing each client’s unique and personal needs. This integrative approach allows for flexibility and the use of various methods and techniques that are useful in working towards a successful outcome.
Rhonda is a native Atlantan and lives with her husband of 35 years along with their five dogs. She is the mother of four children having lost her oldest son at age 25 in 2011. She has a special heart for helping those suffering through the journey of grief and mourning from her personal experience of loss. Her son died from practicing breath-holding resulting in Shallow Water Blackout. She subsequently founded a nonprofit to raise awareness. See www.shallowwaterblackoutprevention.org.
For more information or to set up an appointment, please email Rhonda at email@example.com.
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