Dr. Rhonda Karg is a clinical psychologist who specializes in brief, solution-focused treatment of emotional, behavioral, and interpersonal difficulties among adults and adolescents. Practicing skills within and outside of psychotherapy sessions is focused on mastering new skills for how to think, feel, and respond in difficult situations. Participating in psychotherapy is one way of practicing good self-care that focuses on changing what we can — ourselves.
As a scientist-practitioner, Dr. Karg is dedicated to providing evidence-based treatment and consultation services. She provides a warm, supportive, and nurturing environment in therapy while encouraging personal responsibility in patients. Dr. Karg deeply respects and is genuinely concerned about the patients she serves. This level of care provides the optimal environment for developing and maintaining a strong therapeutic relationship, which is the number one predictor of positive treatment outcomes. Dr. Karg also thoroughly enjoys her clinical work, and is grateful for the opportunity to participate in the miracles of growth and recovery that occur each day in the lives her patients.
Dr. Karg’s key areas of expertise include the assessment and treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance abuse. She is also adept at helping others master skills for mindfulness, coping with changes, and finding more meaning and joy in life. Her modalities of treatment include individual psychotherapy, family therapy, group therapy, and teletherapy.
Dr. Karg holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology (with minors in substance abuse and behavioral pharmacology) and is a Licensed Psychologist and Certified Health Care Provider. Her professional experience spans two decades and encompasses a wide range of activities in clinical, academic, and research settings. In addition to her international private practice work, Dr. Karg continues to be an active international research scientist, and has authored numerous journal articles, scholarly papers, and book chapters on the assessment and treatment of substance use and other compulsive behaviors, trauma, risky sexual behaviors, and violence, and increasing motivation for self-improvement. Results of her work have also been published in newspapers and magazines, and have been presented to professional audiences in technical reports, briefings, and conference presentations. Dr. Karg is the recipient of numerous awards honoring her outstanding contributions to psychology and for her service work in professional and public communities.
In her free time, Dr. Karg enjoys participating in outdoor adventures (fishing, kayaking, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking), photography, traveling, reading, gardening, and cooking. She also loves spending time with her adult son, friends and family, and her three English bulldogs. 🙂