Barbara Rhode has been a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples and group therapy for over 20 years. She maintains a private practice in St. Petersburg, Florida while also providing workshops to colleges, corporations and nonprofit agencies throughout the country. Barbara worked collaboratively for 12 years with a Board Certified Psychiatrist, receiving supervision and training in the assessment and treatment of mood disorders, clinically treating depression and anxiety disorders, and providing group interventions for clients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Trichotillomania. She spoke at the National Conference for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and also presented at the National Conference for Marriage & Family Therapists on "Adolescents & The Effects of Technology." From 2009 - 2011, Barbara worked with Military OneSource providing risk assessments and interventions to military members and their families throughout the world. She is currently a Clinical Supervisor for interns working towards licensure and a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist assisting in trauma resolution & the treatment of PTSD.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, and a graduate of Nova University, Barbara specializes in individual and couple's enhanced growth, trauma resolution, cognitive behavioral therapy and relationship building skills; improving relationships within families and between partners. Barbara co-authored "Launching: Parenting Your Child to College and Beyond," currently on sale through Amazon and is a key note speaker at Eckerd College's annual Parent Orientation. She has published articles in the St. Petersburg Time's Wellness Section on a variety of topics including: stress management, mindfulness practices and relationship solutions.
Barbara is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Bachelor of Science - Hofstra University, New York
Masters of Science - Nova University, Florida
License, Certifications & Awards:
Licensed in Marriage & Family Therapy, Florida
Critical Incident Stress Debriefer
President's Circle Award Winner, 2010 - Ceridian, Inc.
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