Rhonda Herum

(LISW, RPT)

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

I also have experience 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

LISW #06484 (Expires: 2020-12-01)


Reviews

Written by M.E. on May 25, 2020 after counseling with Rhonda for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Betterhelp is something I took a chance on, having done in-person counseling a few years back, and not being sure of the virtual option. Being matched with Rhonda has been a great experience. I'd like to think I'm fairly open minded and yet Rhonda, more than once, has brought other possible perspectives that others might be coming from, helping me process things. I've had so much clarity in recent weeks. I'm so grateful!

Written by A.L. on May 13, 2020 after counseling 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 by A.N. on May 12, 2020 after counseling 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 by J.E. on May 11, 2020 after counseling 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 by S.C. on May 03, 2020 after counseling 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 by A.N. on Apr 02, 2020 after counseling with Rhonda for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and parenting issues

I’ve told several of my friends about Rhonda and BetterHelp. I’ve been to several Christian counselors over the years and in just one session Rhonda targeted key points on several issues and gave me a variety of thoughts and action plans for consideration.

Written by M.I. on Jan 12, 2020 after counseling 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 by J.E. on Dec 31, 2019 after counseling 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 by N.I. on Nov 18, 2019 after counseling 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 by M.E. on Oct 19, 2019 after counseling 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 by T.I. on Oct 08, 2019 after counseling 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!