Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Psychology)
Master of Psychology (Clinical)
Master of Health Studies (Addiction)
Member – Australian Psychological Society (APS)
Certificate IV in Fitness.
BSc(Hons)(Psych), MClinPsych, MHlthStud, MAPS
Rhonda is a Clinical Psychologist who holds a masters degree in Clinical Psychology. She is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society. She is a warm, pragmatic practitioner who communicates in a gentle and non-judgemental way to help her clients feel stronger, more optimistic, and that change is possible.
Rhonda has experience and training in a range of evidence-based treatments including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) Motivational Interviewing and mindfulness based therapies. Her clinical experience extends across a range of health and clinical settings including rural outreach, alcohol and other drugs and private practice. She has over fifteen years of experience working in the government sector in the field of health promotion and prevention, and has also worked as a tele-counselor helping smokers to quit.
Today Rhonda combines this experience of working in preventative health with psychology to provide individual therapy for adults. She works with depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, alcohol and drug use, building healthier lifestyles, obesity and weight management, stress management and work-life balance. She uses evidence-based strategies as recommended by Medicare Australia in the form of focused psychological strategies including psycho-education, motivational interviewing, cognitive behaviour therapy and skills training.
Rhonda is available at our Morningside practice, please call reception to arrange an appointment.