Hello. I have practiced in the healing arts for the past 14 years helping people develop a clearer mind/body connection. I embarked on a career in counseling 6 years ago to help people strengthen their connection with themselves. I view the counseling process as an alliance between client and therapist and considers the client as the experts of their lives. Within the structure of the therapeutic relationship, clients can access their inner strengths and promote change. My theoretic approach is based on the belief that clients oversee their counseling experience. They will learn the aspects of their life that they can control and what they cannot. Clients will understand that the therapeutic relationship is a partnership in which they will be expected to put in the effort for homework, be accountable, and present within counseling alliance. My goal as a counselor is to provide a safe environment where we can explore your primary interests, develop goals, and determines strengths and assets as you move toward your aspirations.
I earned a M. Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Clemson University, in Clemson, SC. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Psycho-Educational Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. My areas of specialized training and expertise include anxiety, depression, adjustment in the wake of divorce, survivors of trauma, and people in recovery from alcohol and drugs. I have formal training in co-occurring substance abuse disorders.
CBT, Solution Focused, Client Centered
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
SC LPC 7762
IL LCPC 180012661
FL LMHC MH23014
Rhonda has helped me enormously with varying struggles I have experienced from a very young age. She helped me delve into past traumas in a safe space which felt gentle and eye opening at the same time. I don't know where I'd be now without her expertise and guidance. Rhonda was always very patient with me and came from a non judgemental place which was what I needed.
I would recommend Rhonda to anybody looking for a wonderful, skilled therapist.
Thank you Rhonda!
Written on Jan 05, 2023 after therapy with Rhonda for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
Rohnda was amazing. She listened well while giving solid perspectives into multiple issues.. I truly appreciate everything I learned with my journey with her.
Written on Dec 22, 2022 after therapy with Rhonda for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, anger management, and coping with life changes
Rhonda was wonderful! I loved working with her. She helped me through a lot of hard times and also was there to just talk if I needed. She told it like it was and helped me work though my anxious and depressed thought. I am grateful to have worked with her.
Written on Dec 08, 2022 after therapy with Rhonda for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and coping with life changes
Rhonda was really great to work with. She helped me with many internal struggles and negative self talk I was having to myself. She gave new prospectives and ways of looking at a situation. I appreciate all of her help!
Written on Nov 17, 2022 after therapy with Rhonda for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Rhonda us the best therapist I've ever had
Written on Nov 07, 2022 after therapy with Rhonda for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
I came to BetterHelp after a year full of traumatic events beyond my control. I was spiraling into panic and depression. I've worked with several therapists in my lifetime, but Rhonda is the absolute best one I've ever found. She doesn't buy into my BS, while simultaneously being incredibly affirming and supportive. I now have the tools I need to keep my head on straight and to stay in the present moment. I cannot recommend Rhonda Johnson more highly!
Written on Oct 17, 2022 after therapy with Rhonda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, grief, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd