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Rhonetta Haygood, MSW, LSW

Therapist - in person & virtual

Rhonetta is a licensed Social Worker in New Jersey. She is a graduate of Rowan University where she received her Bachelors of Social Sciences and Humanities Degree in 2016. She obtained her Masters of Social Work Degree from Rutgers University in 2022.

Rhonetta completed her first Masters in Social Work internship at Virtua Lourdes Hospital, where she

assisted clients that presented to the hospital in crisis by using The ABC Model of crisis intervention techniques. She helped to improve client functioning, and reduced the risk of clients harming themselves, or someone else. She also provided support to families in understanding how to help a family member who is experiencing a mental health crisis. Family members were also linked to community supportive services to receive the support, and education needed to continue as caregivers to family members diagnosed with a mental health condition. She also completed two years at another Master of Social Work Internship, Rutgers University where she worked with students’ who were having emotional, social, and academic problems. The students’ she counseled were experiencing depression, grief, social anxiety, family conflict, and phobias related to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Rhonetta used Solution Focused Therapy, psycho education, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to support students in managing various issues that impacted their mental health, and well-being.

Rhonetta is committed to partnering with individuals, and families in restoring hope, overcoming

challenges, and promoting healing. Rhonetta has adopted a client centered, and strength based approach that incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and other models determined by client needs. Currently, but not limited to, she works with teenagers, adults, and families with a focus in the areas of anxiety, depression, behavioral disorders, trauma, and stress management. Rhonetta has worked with individuals in both school and inpatient settings.

She is seeing clients virtually and in person. She warmly welcomes, and celebrates all who have made a decision to take this step in their lives. She looks forward to meeting, and journeying with her clients, and has prepared a safe and nurturing environment filled with positivity, and empowerment.

Rhonetta Haygood, MSW, LSW
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