Rhamah (Pronounced: Ray-mah, Pronouns: She/Her, They/Them) began her journey toward mental health as an avid reader. From a young age, she loved stories and exploring perspectives. At the same time, she was interested in understanding how biology and the environment interact to shape behavior. As she pursued a Bachelor of Science in Biology, a Bachelor of Arts in English, and a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of South Florida, she developed an interest in learning how biology, environment, lived experience, and language intersect to shape how we see the world around us and develop resiliency.
Following this inspiration, Rhamah pursued her Master of Arts in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling and a graduate certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of South Florida. She began pursuing her career in community mental health as a Registered Intern, with a focus on serving LGBTQIA+ individuals and those living with HIV. There, she worked with clients of diverse identities, experiences, and backgrounds in individual and group settings. She especially loved being able to participate in community events to increase education and support for individuals of intersecting lived experiences.
Rhamah is now a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. She uses an integrative approach to therapy to meet clients where they are, and approaches therapy from a Narrative perspective. She believes that we all have stories about ourselves that we have learned over time. For those pursuing change in their lives, she believes it’s important to be able to take control of one’s own story, to tell it our own way.
Rhamah works with adults and teens dealing with anxiety and depression, gender dysphoria, trauma, grief, and potentially co-occurring substance use disorders. She also works with couples and families looking to change the patterns in their relationships to build trust and support. She is a member of WPATH in good standing, and is trained in assessments and letters of support and referral for gender affirming care. Rhamah is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), and has training in grief counseling. She believes that an important part of recovery, resiliency, and one’s ability to thrive is the ability to understand what an event in one’s life means, accept its impact, and change how we respond.
Rhamah is not a native Floridian, but currently calls Tampa home. She and her partner are proud cat parents to Biscuits and Blackberry Jam. In her spare time, she reads, writes fiction, plays early 2000s video games, and roller skates. She is always pursuing knowledge, and looks forward to sharing what she learns with her personal and professional community.