Vonda Rivers has been married 33 years to a retired Army officer with 24 years of military service including 3 deployments. During that time, she successfully raised two children and graduated from a master’s degree program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. After graduation, she began working with adults and children in both partial-day treatment and in-patient hospitalization settings in Columbus, Georgia. In 2014, Vonda initially worked as an in-home Intensive therapist for children and later transitioned to outpatient therapy, serving adults and children in a public mental health setting. She then became director of day treatment services for a 12-week intensive mental health hospitalization program in South Alabama. Throughout her career, Vonda has been an active member of the American Counseling Association and is a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She has obtained additional training and certifications in depression and anxiety treatment, clinical trauma treatment, military family related challenges, EMDR, hypnosis, crisis intervention and stabilization, suicide risk assessment, faith-based counseling, and telehealth counseling.