Sonia M. Rhodie, Ph.D., HSP-P
Dr. Rhodie is the owner of New Day Behavioral Health Center. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Howard University and her Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from The Pennsylvania State University. She is a seasoned provider trained in the area of Clinical Psychology. Dr. Rhodie has provided services in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient mental health facilities, university counseling settings, senior care and nursing/rest home facilities and group homes. Her current practice includes services to pre-adolescents, adolescents, adults, seniors, couples and active duty and/or retired service members and their families. She has worked with clients from a variety of socioeconomic and cultural/ethnic backgrounds. Dr. Rhodie’s practice has included treatment for anxiety and mood disorders (including PTSD), marriage, couples and family therapy, women’s concerns, chronic pain, interpersonal and social challenges, adjustment concerns, adoption concerns and attachment disorders. Dr. Rhodie utilizes cognitive behavioral interventions and other treatment approaches as indicated by her clients’ presenting needs. She also provides faith-based counseling to individuals who identify spirituality as an important aspect of their lives.
Angela R. Edwards, Ph.D., HSP-P
Dr. Edwards was trained as a Clinical Psychologist and has 20t years of clinical experience. This veteran and seasoned psychologist has worked in the areas of substance abuse, developmental disabilities, early intervention and outpatient therapy. Her practice includes or has included clients across the age spectrum, including children five (5) years old and younger; active duty and retired service members and their families, seniors; teenagers; school-aged children; adolescents; foster children; families; couples; and adults. Her clients are from various ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Dr. Edwards incorporates play therapy with children; and she primarily employs cognitive behavioral treatment as she conducts parent education, individual therapy, family and couples therapy, and group therapy. Her caseload includes individuals who are coping with a range of social and social communication problems, emotional problems, mood and anxiety disorders, family problems, behavioral problems, school-related problems, other psychiatric problems and trauma. Dr. Edwards in on the roster of therapists trained in TF-CBT.
Oscar R. Franco, Ph.D., HSP-P
Dr. Franco obtained his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Vermont in 1989. One year earlier he completed his pre-doctoral internship at Judge Baker Children’s Center/Children’s Hospital in Boston, specializing in the evaluation/treatment of children/adolescents and their families. Serving this community since 1990, Dr. Franco has provided psychological and behavioral health care to children, adolescents and adults with a variety of psychiatric conditions and social-emotional distress, including mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorders), anxiety disorders (obsessive-compulsive/panic/phobic disorders), eating disorders, adjustments-related disorders, and other forms of psychological distress associated with medical conditions.
He has extensive experience with children and adolescents who suffer from neurodevelopment disorders such as ADHD, Autism/Asperger’s disorder, tic disorders and learning related disorders.
Dr. Franco’s general orientation to his clinical work is guided by evidence-based assessment/treatment methods, with particular emphasis on cognitive-behavioral approaches and with sensitivity to social-cultural factors. As a Spanish-speaking professional, Dr. Franco has served many in the Hispanic community over the years in need of communicating in Spanish.
Vonda D. Jones-Hudson, Ph.D., MDiv., HSP-P
Dr. Jones-Hudson obtained her doctorate in psychology from the University of Rhode Island in 2001, after completing her pre-doctoral internship at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center in Ohio. For several years thereafter, she worked in community mental health on a substance abuse treatment unit servicing adolescents and adults with chronic and severe mental illness. In 2008, Dr. Jones-Hudson earned the Master of Divinity degree from Duke University. Her clinical practice combines her psychological and theological training. Dr. Jones-Hudson works with individuals, couples and families, focusing primarily in the cognitive behavioral treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, spiritual concerns and relational problems.