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Dr. Rhoades is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) specializing in working with adults who are having difficulty adjusting to events, feeling stuck in life, and experiencing significant transitions. He maintains a private practice in Ellicott City, Maryland.

Combining his experience in community mental health counseling and substance abuse counseling with his training at Loyola University Maryland in the integration of spirituality and psychology, he is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among his areas of expertise are anxiety/stress, alcohol & substance abuse/addiction, bereavement (loss/grief), depression, religious/spiritual issues, adjustment issues and life transitions, family & relationship conflicts, self-esteem issues, multicultural/acculturation difficulties, and work/life balance. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. These approaches include, but are not limited to, client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, existential, humanistic, motivational interviewing, and psycho-educational. He integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion, acceptance, and understanding, he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to achieving.

 

Dr. Rhoades is an Approved Supervisor in Clinical Professional Counseling by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists in the State of Maryland. As clinical supervisor, he provides clinical supervision to graduate level counseling students and provisionally licensed counselors (LGPC) in the state of Maryland.

Education:

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology - St. Bonaventure University

Master of Science, Community Counseling - Loyola University Maryland

Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision - Loyola University Maryland

License & Certifications:

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) - Maryland License #2386

Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) - State of Maryland #22

National Certified Counselor (NCC) - Certification # 73225

Professional Activities and Memberships:

  • Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), Inc.
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Maryland Counseling Association (MCA)
  • Alpha Sigma Nu

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