I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Missouri with over 14 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!
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship, Grief, Intimacy-related, Anger, Self esteem, Bipolar
LPC #2003032139 (Expires: 2019-06-30)
Rhonda is awesome.
Rhonda Piazza is very understanding, caring, and attentive to my issues and problems and also helps find problems and issues within myself that I didn't consider or that I overlooked that helps solve my current problem(s) as well.
Her eclectic approach was just what I needed. Her ability to let me steer and her ride shotgun and make great suggestions was really instrumental in helping me get out of what I was stuck in. She could fly at the same height and speed and I felt validated. What a great experience, well worth it. Even when it didn't seem like the session was doing anything, after effects were visible. What a gift of a person.
Enthusiastic, caring, and a great resource for those who are job searching or wanting to decipher their next career steps.
Rhonda has been very helpful.
So far Rhonda is great. I feel like it is good right now.