About Me

I have about 20 years of experience in the mental health, social work field. I have a masters degree in social work, I am a registered play therapist and have been in a solo practice for over 12 years. I have spent all my life, minus just a handful of years, living in Iowa and have experience working with people who live in urban and rural areas.
I have experience working with individuals seeking personal/professional growth and those struggling with relationship/family/parenting issues. I have both personal and professional experience with people with physical disabilities, people on the autism spectrum, child/adult ADHD and anxiety disorders.

I approach counseling with an open mind and nonjudgmental way. My role in this relationship is to support your efforts and help you find the resolution, peace of mind or changes that you are looking for. I will do so by providing you with a non bias sounding board and being resource through your journey. I approach counseling from a strengths and systems perspective. I do not believe in a one size fits all approach to counseling. I will do my best to tailor what we do to your individual needs.

Starting counseling can be a overwhelming experience, congratulations on taking the first steps! I am looking forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

IA LISW 06484


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Rhonda Herum. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Oct 17, 2022 after therapy with Rhonda for 3 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I love rhonda

Written on Sep 01, 2022 after therapy with Rhonda for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Great experience!

Written on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Rhonda for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem

Rhonda is great. She’s supportive and very helpful

Written on May 07, 2022 after therapy with Rhonda for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and parenting issues

Thanks

Written on Feb 04, 2021 after therapy with Rhonda for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Little did I know that clicking submit on the BetterHelp form 8 months ago would open the doors to so much healing and growth. I've greatly appreciated Rhonda's insight and her support as I work through and process various things.

Written on Feb 04, 2021 after therapy with Rhonda for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Rhonda has been very helpful to me as I have transitioned into a new phase of my life. She has good ideas and sound advice.

Written on Oct 23, 2020 after therapy with Rhonda for 1 year on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Rhonda has been so helpful for me in overcoming painful guilt and shame so I could move forward with my life. I continue to seek her guidance when life throws new challenges at me. But, I no longer feel
Overwhelmed and stuck. I know I have someone in my corner who’s only agenda is to help me.

Written on Oct 22, 2020 after therapy with Rhonda for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Rhonda has been a HUGE help to me. she helps me navigate my feelings in a safe productive manner

Written on Oct 01, 2020 after therapy with Rhonda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Rhonda has provided me with techniques to use to calm my anxiety. She lends a helpful ear and it always calms me to talk with her.

Written on Aug 12, 2020 after therapy with Rhonda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Rhonda is a great listener who provides great advice and feedback.

Written on Jul 20, 2020 after therapy with Rhonda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Rhonda makes me feel heard. She also is great at looking at my issues from a different/positive perspective. I’ve only been on BetterHelp for 2 weeks and already have a reduction in anxiety.

Written on May 13, 2020 after therapy with Rhonda for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Rhonda has been really great in helping me through some difficult circumstances. Would highly recommend her to anyone.

Written on May 12, 2020 after therapy with Rhonda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Rhonda makes me feel understood, and helps me understand myself in a way that helps me be better.

Written on May 11, 2020 after therapy with Rhonda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Rhonda has provided some helpful exercises and seems to have a good understanding of the issues I am concerned about.

Written on May 03, 2020 after therapy with Rhonda for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is fantastic! Always respectful, genuinely concerned, and helpful for whatever I need. Couldn't ask for a better counselor!

Written on Jan 12, 2020 after therapy with Rhonda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Rhonda is by far better than I expected. She knows what she is talking about, is helpful, is compassionate to individual situations. She has given me some good advice to move forward with and understanding of my emotions and emotional health.

Written on Dec 31, 2019 after therapy with Rhonda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

My experience with Rhonda has changed my opinion on counseling in general - for the better. For the first time, I am able to see how counseling can truly be a benefit to me, which is something I was skeptical of before. Rhonda is intelligent, honest, and helpful. I truly appreciate the perspective she provides as I work through things.

Written on Nov 18, 2019 after therapy with Rhonda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

I have loved being able to both message and talk to Rhonda. She's offered me different views and ways to think through what I am going through!

Written on Oct 19, 2019 after therapy with Rhonda for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and parenting issues

I love working with Rhonda! Her honest and unbiased input has been helping to guide me through a very difficult life changing situation with my autistic step child. Rhonda is very caring, and I feel incredibly comfortable sharing things with her. Highly recommend!

Written on Oct 08, 2019 after therapy with Rhonda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

When I first came to better health, I was matched with somebody, and it did not work out at all. I decided to give it a second chance and was matched with Rhonda. She has been an amazing Therapist to work with! Not only is she an amazing listener, but she is always willing to schedule me when I can't get in. She has excellent points of view and advice to help me get through the day! I love that she is blunt and genuine in her sessions. I need that and it has helped me even more than anyone I have been to before! Thanks Rhonda, you are a solid rock for me!

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