Hello! My name is Rhonda Kistler and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Utah. I have 23 years of experience in the social work field, with 14 of those years doing direct therapy. I've worked in outpatient settings, as well as residential and behavioral hospital settings. I have a wide range of experience with the majority of my work centered around trauma, family/parenting issues and mood and behavioral disorders. I am trained in EMDR, Play Therapy, DBT and CBT methods.
I take a client-centered and strengths based approach to the clinical process. I will be a witness to your therapeutic journey and will also challenge you to get outside of your comfort zone when needed.
I look forward to working with you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Life Purpose, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
UT LCSW 6323029-3501
When starting my membership with BetterHelp I actually tried a few therapist before coming across Rhonda. I had one session with her in a time when I truly needed help and felt completely heard and validated and even learned from her what it was that I was struggling with. From the first session I went into the other room to tell my husband, I finally found my right therapist.
It was comforting and relieving all at the same time to simply express myself and feel safe. Rhonda is exactly what I was needing. Patience and a listening heart when I just need to vent and also kind and thoughtful counseling/explanation on how to overcome. My sessions are simply relief and a time I genuinely look forward to each week.
Written on Aug 29, 2023 after therapy with Rhonda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management
Rhonda is the best! She has given me amazing techniques to help me with my anxiety that I thought was unmanageable!!
Written on May 04, 2023 after therapy with Rhonda for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties
Rhonda shows me multiple ways to manage my issues, talking, worksheets, physical helps, etc. she is very supportive and patient with my questions.
Written on Aug 23, 2022 after therapy with Rhonda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd