Rhonda Boyd grew up in a single-parent household and was the youngest of three. She lived in a close net community with her mother and two older brothers. Growing up without the presence of her father, Rhonda felt abandoned and told herself that she wasn’t enough. As a result, her life took various detours. Through her journey from within, she learned who she is. Her education and life experiences have influenced her in such a way; she feels a burden to help others start their journey from within.
Rhonda graduated from Chestnut Hill College with a Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling and has over 25 years of experience. Her work in the field of counseling has led to helping families in need. In 1993 Rhonda began working at Melmark as a Residential Counselor with youth with developmental disabilities. In 1998 Rhonda started with Horizon House as Home Coordinator in their Developmental Service Department after obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in 2003 from Eastern University; she worked in the Human Resources as a Trainer for professional development. In 2005 Rhonda worked for United Communities as a Program Coordinator overseeing two children and youth programs until 2007. In December 2007, Rhonda became a Cottage Supervisor at Presbyterian Children’s Village. Her experience at PCV was like no other and influenced her to return to school. In January 2011, Rhonda enrolled in Chestnut Hill College and started working at Children’s Choice, Inc as a Foster Care Caseworker. In 2015 Rhonda completed an internship at Children’s Crisis Treatment Center, where she could put her graduate work to practice. Graduate school helped her to see the world through a different lens. She started to understand trauma and how it affects people of color.
Through training and becoming trauma-informed, Rhonda secured a job at a Children’s Crisis Treatment Center in their Family-Based Service Department as a Clinician in 2013. Rhonda was intrigued by how trauma affected the brain and development. While at CCTC, she received training in the following areas: family systems, cognitive behavior, mindfulness, depression, trauma, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety, parenting and child relationships, grief and loss, and divorce and separation. Initially, her interest in attending the training was personal. Based on her experiences.
After working as a clinician for five years, then promoted to Clinical Supervisor. Rhonda was responsible for the supervision and training of staff, supporting staff with formulating a case conceptualization, reviewing treatment plans, and facilitating supervision using Ecosystemic Family Therapy (ESFT). Her extensive knowledge of emotional and behavioral interventions, intellectual/developmental disabilities, family dynamics, and systemic issues inspired Rhonda to launch Journey From Within.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, she will create a safe environment for everyone to share their story freely and without judgment. At the same time, she will provide the needed help and support. The Journey From Within’s purpose is to help families thrive. We want to embrace the obstacles and work through any growth areas by meeting the family with compassion and love to help strengthen the family unit. The Journey From Within is to help guide your family towards becoming strong and staying that way.