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Rhonda Garone, AMFT

Rhonda Garone, AMFT (Choctaw)
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Born and raised in Bakersfield, CA. Rhonda graduated with her Master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy.

Rhonda provides individual, family, couples, group therapy, and is now offering telehealth services. She has certificates in Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, ASIST, Parenting, and DBT Skills Training. She has worked in the community for over 20 years serving at risk individuals and families. Rhonda became intrigued with behavioral health when she took her first psychology course in high school at age 17.
Rhonda enjoys teaching effective communication and parenting skills. These skills help individuals and families engage with one another; understand the importance of quality time, and to establish meaningful relationships with others.
Rhonda has several experiences serving the Bakersfield community. She worked as a Crisis Hotline/Peer Counselor at a women’s shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.
She has training in ABA Applied Behavioral Analysis working with individuals on the Autism spectrum. She facilitated Learning to Protect and Physical Abuse as a Perpetrator groups. Rhonda has also worked as an assessor in a substance abuse treatment facility.
Now at BAIHP, Rhonda conducts assessments, treatment plans,and psychotherapy services for mental/behavioral health and substance use disorders. Rhonda is honored to work with a team who offers behavioral health, substance use treatment, and medical services. “I feel fortunate to have the convenience of a variety of services under one roof for our clients.”
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Rhonda is able to continue to provide services via telehealth. “Telehealth service is the future and the new normal!”
In her spare time, Rhonda enjoys spending time at her family cabin, photography, karaoke, traveling, quality time with her three children, and playing with her two fur babies.

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