ABT Counselor and Therapist Profiles

SPECIALTIES:

  • Emotional Disturbance or Distress

  • Trauma

  • Anxiety and Mood Disorders

Issues:

  • Abuse (physical, sexual, financial, verbal, emotional, etc.)
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Chronic Illness or Pain
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Domestic violence and abuse
  • Eating disorders (anorexia or bullimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, etc.)
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • Health issues (cancer, staged diseases, AIDS/HIV, etc.)
  • Identity (ethnic/racial, gender, sexual, etc.)
  • Marital (infidelity, divorce, communication or relationship issues, etc.)
  • Men’s Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • School issues (bullying, poor behavior or grades, text anxiety, etc.)
  • Self-esteem Issues
  • Self-harm
  • Stress
  • Suicidal tendencies or thoughts
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Weight concerns
  • Women’s issues

Dr. Hurst has a diverse educational and experiential background. She worked in many diverse settings, Court Services, Home Health Agencies, and two Universities before discovering her calling in Clinical Social Work. Dr. Hurst loves working one on one with people to help them sort through their experiences and realize their best selves.

Dr. Hurst thinks one of the most basic things all humans need when they enter counseling is basic respect and acceptance. When we are in a supportive relationship, we can be safe to explore our thoughts and feelings, and recognize the answers, choices, and strengths we have. Dr. Hurst does not adhere to any single theoretical perspective. She tries to integrate theories in a way so that the approach is personalized for each individual. She has found that Eye-Movement Desensitizing & Reprocessing (EMDR) can bring tremendous relief to those who choose to undertake it. Dr. Hurst feels that it is very reward to her as a therapist.

One advantage of aging is that Dr. Hurst has survived many of the developmental stages in life. She has observed many, many others go through life transitions. She invites you, whoever is reading this, to schedule an appointment to meet with her, to see if she might assist you in making the changes you want to make.

To schedule an appointment with Rhoda:

Ages of Patients:

  • Children (7-12 years)
  • Teens (13-17 years)
  • Adults (18-64 years)
  • Elders (65+ years)

Modality:

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Families

Faith-Orientation:

Christian, open to and accepting of persons of any or no faith

 

Treatment Modalities:

  • Acceptance & Commitment
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral
  • Compassion focused
  • Culturally Sensitive/Multicultural
  • Eclectic
  • Eye-Movement Desensitizing & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Integrative / Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Sand play
  • Trauma focused / trauma informed