Greetings, and THANK YOU for taking the time to visit my website to learn more about River Rise, LLC.

I am Dr. Rhonda E. Sturdivant, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Doctor of Behavioral Health with over 10 years of practice experience. I received my Master's degree in Clinical Social Work from The Florida State University in 2007, and my Doctorate degree in Behavioral Health from Arizona State University in 2019.  

I have 10+ years of clinical experience in working with the veteran population, children & adolescents. I have worked in  both inpatient and outpatient settings, providing direct care to diverse populations.

Through River Rise, LLC, I offer supportive therapy to aide in the increase of individual problem-solving skills, strengthening of interpersonal relationships, building 

communication skills, improving coping strategies and  conflict resolution. Fostering a positive therapeutic relationship with each client is the foundation of treatment. I believe that it is important to meet the client where they are, and create a treatment plan that is tailored to meet his/her needs. I strive to work alongside my clients while working towards resolutions and creating opportunities for growth. 


  • License No. & State: CSW00452, Georgia
  • DBH, Doctor of Behavioral Health, Arizona State University, May 2019
  • MSW, Clinical Social Work, The Florida State University, Dec. 2007
  • BSW, The Florida State University, Dec. 2006
  • Bachelor of Arts, Family, Child & Consumer Sciences with emphasis in Child Life & Development; The Florida State University, Dec. 2003

​​​​​"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."  ~Dr. Maya Angelou



  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family


  • Adlerian Psychology/Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy (CCT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based/Contemplative approaches inclusive of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT).
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)