Rhonda G. Colley, MS, LPC, LMFT – Mind-Body Therapist
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MS, Applied Behavioral Studies/Counseling - Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
BS, Sociology - Oral Roberts University, Tulsa
Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Marital & Family Therapist
"I love coming to work each day! I love being able to encourage patients, to offer comfort with understanding and to help them build hope."
Rhonda G. Colley, MS, LPC, LMFT
A licensed professional counselor and licensed marital and family therapist, Rhonda Colley is a mind-body therapist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Southwestern Regional Medical Center.
Colley earned both an undergraduate and graduate degree with honors. She earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Oral Roberts University, followed by a master of science in applied behavioral studies-counseling from Oklahoma State University.
During graduate school, and for two years following, Colley served as a clinic counselor in the Department of Family Practice at Oral Roberts University (ORU) Medical School. There, she provided psychological counseling, biofeedback services and neuropsychological assessments, and served as a member of the chronic pain management team.
Following her position at ORU, Colley served as a counselor in a Tulsa-based private practice, providing individual, marital and family therapy. She also served as the program manager for behavioral health inpatient units at area hospitals.
In 1992, Colley rejoined former colleagues at a newly formed family medicine clinic in Tulsa, where she remained until 2005. During that time, she served as both a counselor and a member of the behavioral medicine faculty for a family practice residency program.
In her most recent role prior to joining CTCA, Colley provided consulting services for U.S. military personnel and their family members, as well as for large corporations and small businesses.
A cancer survivor herself, Colley joined CTCA in October 2009. "When I was going through cancer treatment years ago, I determined that I would make something good come out of it," says Colley. "I knew that at some point I would use my own experience to help other people who were going through cancer.”
Colley appreciates being able to provide integrated care to patients at CTCA. She says, “As a counselor, I have always practiced using a holistic approach, but now I have seen this approach in action by a team of hundreds of staff working together on behalf of the patient. It is so inspiring!”
She adds, “I try to listen for things which are the most distressing for patients and their caregivers, and then help them develop a plan for how to manage those aspects of their lives through effectively employing new coping skills.”
Colley likes to think of the big picture with her patients: “Their current medical crisis is an opportunity to make plans for how they would like to live their lives and make changes that will positively impact them in the future."