Rhonie earned her BA degree from Carson-Newsman College in Jefferson City, TN in 1982 and masters degree in social work and theology(MSW) from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky in 1988. She served as a church and community ministry missionary with The Baptist Convention of New England in Waterbury, Connecticut where she co-started a multicultural church and ministered for 25 years. She was a 2 year missionary with the Southern Baptist International Mission Board from 1982-1984 and served in Natal, Brazil.
She has a 30+ year history of providing individual, couple, family and group psychotherapy within inpatient and outpatient behavioral health programs in hospitals, community mental health agencies, internal medicine, family practice settings, churches, church related agencies and on an Air Force Base.
She has post graduate training in grief and bereavement therapy and 15 years of providing individual, family and group psychotherapy with older adults within the hospital, assisted living and convalescent home settings. Rhonie managed and conducted psychotherapy treatment for geriatric clients with dementia, alzheimer's disease, chronic mental illness and chronic medical problems.
Rhonie is a compassionate, warm, caring person who truly loves her work. She is able to empathize and build trust by using humor along with open and honest communication. She uses her extensive clinical experience and spiritual guidance to help individuals, couples and families find solutions to problems and life challenges.
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