The Meaning Behind the Name

Rhaea (pronounced Ray-a) is my first name. In elementary school, many of my peers struggled with pronouncing my name. In the second grade, my gym teacher saw how frustrated I became every time people mispronounced my name. She taught me a trick. When I introduced myself, I provided people with a strategy on how to properly pronounce my name. For an example, “Hello, my name is Rhaea, pronounced like A Ray-a Hope or A Ray-a Sunshine.” It worked like a charm. Thirty plus years later, I still use it.

Both phrases encompass who I am. In most cases, I able to speak life or give people tools and strategies to navigate through some of the hardest situations. Ultimately, I give them HOPE. Also, there is a light that shines from within me. Throughout life, strangers and people I encounter have always said… There is something about you; I just can’t figure out what it is. I have always known in my heart that it’s my light.

Life Coaching

Are you a high-achiever who wants to enjoy a successful professional life and fulfilling personal life?

Are you passionate about an idea but unsure of your next step?

If you are serious about making changes in your life, coaching offers you a customized approach that keeps you focused on what’s important to you. As your coach, I will help you move through your fears, anxiety, doubt, and guide you forward. As a person who has been “there” and as a licensed clinician*, I have the skills, knowledge, and life experience to help you achieve your desired lifestyle. Through coaching, I provide a plan along with the support and feedback you need to thrive in your personal and professional life. 

*In addition to being a Life Coach, I am also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Virginia with training and experience in diagnosing and treating emotional and psychological problems. Although there are some similarities between life coaching and psychotherapy, as your life coach I will not conduct psychotherapy under most circumstances.


Three Month Contract

Each month you will receive

  • Two (1 hour) face-to-face meetings via Zoom (video conferencing)
  • One (30 minute) conversation via telephone

**Customized Packages Offered**

Self-Pay Service Only 


Individual Therapy 

Feeling stuck, helpless, frustrated with life, or having difficulties sleeping? Do not worry, you are not alone. My role as your therapist is to help you recognize your strengths, identify new perspectives, and develop healthy coping skills that are necessary to become your best self. We will work together to identify practical ways to overcome obstacles and reduce stress. In addition, you will develop coping skills that will help you respond to life’s challenges in a healthier and more productive way.

Specialize in Working with Individuals Who Are Experiencing: 

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships Issues
  • Low Self-Esteem/Self Confidence
  • Women’s Issues
  • Work Challenges
  • Stress
  • Personal Development

Treatment Approach 

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Person Centered Counseling
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Reality Therapy

Self- Paying Clients

  • Initial Intake: $150
  • Individual Sessions: $130 (60 mins) 
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Design the Life You Love

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Are You Qualified?

God doesn’t call the qualified; He qualifies the called. Yesterday, I had the honor to pray at my cousin’s bridal shower. When initially asked I took a big gulp and said “YES”. Then asked, “are you sure?” Well, my third removed distant cousin immediately called me.  She said is your relationship with God strong enough …