I am Dr. Rhonda Sturdivant, 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 Florida State University in 2007, and my Doctorate degree in Behavioral Health from Arizona State University in 2019.  

I have 12+ years of clinical experience in working with the Veteran population,  adults, children & adolescents. I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings, providing direct care to diverse populations.  My passion is helping individuals overcome behavioral and mental health blocks to aid in improved management of their comorbid health conditions, with a goal of better health, wellness, and quality of life. 

Through River Rise, LLC, I offer supportive therapy to aid in the increase of individual problem-solving skills, strengthening 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.

​​​​​"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


  • 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 an emphasis in Child Life & Development; The Florida State University, Dec. 2003



  • 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 are 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)