I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Missouri with over 17 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including addiction/substance abuse, depression, stress management, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, and life transitions. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.
The central idea in my approach is that people are not “broken”. Everyone makes the best choices they can, based on their experiences and life situation. However, over time those choices and the resulting coping mechanisms may hold you back from growing and reaching your goals.
I am here to help clients reach the goals they set for themselves. My job is to help clients identify new choices that match their values. Together we will work to create movement in your life towards your stated values and goals.
My theoretical approach is eclectic. I am most strongly influenced by the work of Carl Rogers and his Person-Centered approach to therapy. I use a lot of mindfulness techniques, such as those found in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Since I do not adhere to a single theoretical approach, I use a variety of techniques that I think will benefit individual clients. I do not have a “one size fits all” mentality when it comes to counseling. If you are interested in addressing career issues, I can administer career assessments including the MBTI, Skill Scan, and the Self-Directed Search.
It takes courage to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexuality
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MO LPC 2003032139
Ms Rhonda Piazza is an incredible listener and really tries to get to the bottom of what your concerns are. She is also amazing at explaining things and being reassuring. You will not regret working with her.
Written on Feb 09, 2022 after therapy with Rhonda for 3 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues
Rhonda is amazing! She listens to what I have to say with genuine interest and concern. Her counsel is insightful and inspiring. I definitely recommend her.
Written on Oct 13, 2019 after therapy with Rhonda for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management
Rhonda Piazza is more than an amazing listener, she gives real advice without taking sides. She delivers the clarity I look for after a long week of built of thoughts. Highly recommend to anyone feeling lost, confused, angry, or frustrated about the position their in!
Written on Apr 15, 2019 after therapy with Rhonda for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
My time with Rhonda is like time with a dear, wise, long-time friend. She is supportive and gently pushes me to look at things in a different way when I need to. She has helped me change my life.
Written on Dec 21, 2018 after therapy with Rhonda for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Rhonda has such a kind demeanor, and will always find you applicable resources to help in any way she can!
Written on Sep 16, 2018 after therapy with Rhonda for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem
I am so grateful for the opportunity to have Rhonda as my therapist. She has been so helpful to me in dealing with a difficult work situation and adjusting to relocation. I have made life choices that have left me much happier and she helped me through this. She is warm, thoughtful and insightful. This whole experience has been just what I needed in the moment.
Written on Jul 21, 2018 after therapy with Rhonda for 6 months on issues concerning grief, self esteem, and career