Dr. Rhonda Perry Rivers
I have over 30 years of experience helping adults in both individual and group settings.
I specialize in working with individuals who are the “worried well”—those individuals who are operating well for the most part in their lives, but still struggle with anxiety, worry, low self-esteem and confidence. Using a mixture of cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal and supportive therapies, my goal is to help clients identify their false narratives that are driving unhealthy choices and beliefs, assist them with making conscious choices, and develop strategies for change.
Additionally, one of the unique factors that I bring to my work is an ability to assist clients whose religious faith is instrumental in many of their life choices. I have found that combining evidenced based treatment along with the knowledge that comes from spiritual and religious faith is an approach that works for many of my clients.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
I started my career in University Counseling Centers and served as the Director of the Counseling Center at Kennesaw State University before leaving in 2009 to start my private practice. I received my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University of Chicago in 1996, my M.S. degree in Counseling from Georgia State University in 1985 and my B.A. in Psychology from the University of Georgia in 1983.
10 Core Competencies of Trauma, PTSD, Grief and Loss with Dr. J. Eric Gentry, Master Traumatologist, International Association of Trauma Professionals
Evidenced Based Trauma Treatments and Interventions, with Dr. J. Eric Gentry, Master Traumatologist, International Association of Trauma Professionals
Collaborative Practice Training, Collaborative Law Training Associates, Inc. with Nora Kalb Bushfield, MSW, JD
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, with Elana Rosenbaum, MS, LICSW