I believe that every woman possesses a remarkable desire to feel secure, connected, and loved.
Hello! My name is Rhonda Marie Stalb. I’m a licensed family therapist and the Relationship Strategist for you, the motivated, faith-filled woman who is ready to possess a healthy, loving, and secure relationship.
Do you dream of being closely connected to your partner? I did too! I can totally relate.
When I was 19, I married my first husband. I was starving for love and connection with someone. So, I put my heart in the hands of the first one who was willing to take it. Big mistake! The relationship was unhealthy and extremely dysfunctional right from the start.
You see, when I was a child, my parents didn’t bother showing me what healthy relationships looked like. My father beat my mother daily and he finally left to pursue an affair, along with drugs and alcohol. After he left, my mother was so depressed that she often left me in dangerous situations. Then when I was 8, a drug overdose killed her. She was only 31 years old.
So from that point forward, my abandonment issues sabotaged every relationship I had. I continued to get involved in one dysfunctional relationship after another. I didn’t know what true love was. It seemed normal to me that my first husband was abusive, cold, and distant. That’s what I was used to.
But then in 2007, the unthinkable happened. I finally learned how dysfunctional my marriage was and how dangerous my first husband was.
After 15 years of marriage, I walked in on my first husband molesting our 7 year old daughter. Which totally devastated our family. Of course, I immediately took action and protected my daughter by calling the authorities.
Her father has been incarcerated for the last 10 years. He was charged with several counts of sexual assault on a minor. I filed for divorce soon after and then, my three children and I moved from the Big Island of Hawaii to North Alabama. We had to flee for our safety.
Once we gained a stable home, the real work began. God really protected us and provided for us. He made Himself bigger than all we went through. He led us to gifted therapists, mentors, and pastors.
God helped me learn that I can’t heal what I don’t acknowledge, so I had to get real. The minute I surrendered to the help God gave us, our lives started to improve. The kids and I finally experienced some peace and healing.
I had to admit my powerlessness to fix everything that went wrong. When I did that, God showed up Big time. I prayed everyday and held on to my faith for dear life. I was diligent in asking Him to help me break those negative relational patterns. And guess what? He did!
I won’t lie, therapy was uncomfortable and painful. There were days I wanted to run out of the therapy office and just forget it all. The road was longer than I wanted it to be. But it was so worth it. Because now I’m living in victory. I overcame my dysfunctional relationship patterns and trauma.
If you’re wondering how God put me on the right path, I’ll give you the reader’s digest version. In 2008, I began my Master of Arts Program. In 2011, I married my best friend Doug and he is a loving , compassionate man who is NOT abusive at all!
In 2012, I graduated with honors and achieved a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. And now, I’m a fully licensed family therapist who helps motivated married women to finally obtain healthy, loving relationships.
For the last 10 years, I’ve been chasing my passion to create a therapy practice so I can help you overcome painful and dysfunctional relational patterns. I’m also pursuing my doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy because I’m compelled to find out how to help more women thrive in their love relationships.
You don’t have to settle for lackluster, dysfunctional, abusive, or disconnected marriages. I can help you imagine and create the possibility of healthy, loving relationships. Let’s get to work and start making that happen.
There are numerous therapists here in Madison. You want to know what makes me different. I get that!
I’M COMPLETELY FAITH-CENTERED
I have a Christ-centered worldview, which means I strive to live out compassion, integrity, and love in my daily life and work. I also acknowledge our need for God because He is the power greater than us who can make miracles happen!
I’M INVESTED IN YOU AND YOUR SUCCESS IN THERAPY
I’ve invested over $200,000 in my professional development and pursuing the best training in the mental health and counseling industry. When you work with me, you have the additional benefit of the high level clinical training I’ve had for the last 10 years.
There have been many gifted clinical and professional eyes on my work with clients to ensure my competence as a therapist. So you can be confident that I know what I’m doing. Plus, I’ve already helped hundreds of women find freedom from their traumatic pasts and dysfunctional relational patterns.
ONCE UPON A TIME, I’VE FELT DISCONNECTED, REJECTED, FRUSTRATED, ABANDONED, ASHAMED, AND ALONE. I’VE BEEN THERE.
But, I’ve taken many courageous steps, leaps, and bounds to creating a therapy practice and a life I love to live with my husband and children. You could say, I’m living the dream!
CREDENTIALS AND CERTIFICATIONS
- Licensed & qualified Marriage & Family Therapist. License # is L478.
- Board Certified by the Alabama Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapy.
- Active member and Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.
- Continuing Education Credentials in Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Trauma Treatment, and Substance Abuse Treatment.
- Currently in Doctorate Program in Marriage & Family Therapy with a specialization in Couples and Relationship Therapy.
- Certified in Telehealth Therapy and Employee Assistance Program Services.
If you’re willing to diligently and collaboratively put in the work, I can teach you the strategies you need to finally achieve the healthy, loving relationship of your dreams.