Rhonda is an experienced counsellor and family therapist. She has qualifications in nursing, mental health, community health, family therapy and higher education. Rhonda has more than 30 years experience working with individuals and families across a range of health and community settings including child, adolescent and family mental health, alcohol and other drugs, schools and tertiary education.
Rhonda provides counselling for individuals, couples and families experiencing major change, life transitions, depression, stress and anxiety. She believes each individual is unique and therefore incorporates a holistic approach into her practice offering options to support and assist them reach their full potential.
Rhonda uses a range of therapeutic approaches to assist with transitions in relationships, health, sexuality, adolescence, parenting, study, employment, grief and bereavement. Rhonda also has extensive experience working with lesbian and bisexual women and their families. Her work with clients focuses on helping them gain insight and understanding to support the process of change and enhance relationships with self and others.
Rhonda also provides clinical supervision for a range of health and community professionals, as well as consults with health and community organisations around clinical and workplace issues.
Rhonda was trained in family therapy at the Bouverie Centre/La Trobe University where she also completed a PhD. She is also a Senior Lecturer in Mental Health at Deakin University and continues to be active in research focusing on health disparities among LGBTI populations.
Appointments available at Northside on Thursdays and Fridays