Dr. Chalice C. Rhodes (formerly Jenkins) is a licensed and nationally certified Professional Counselor. In 2020, she became a Board Certified- TeleMental Health Provider. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree, in 2008, from Capella University specializing in Human Services- Counseling Studies. Dr. Chalice, as she is affectionately known, completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University in Atlanta, GA in 2003. She completed her internship at a faith- based counseling center in Georgia focusing on children, teens, couples, groups, and families. After graduation, Dr. Chalice gained experience at community service boards counseling children, teens, couples, groups, women and families; conducting crisis hot-line counseling; and completing Comprehensive Child and Family Assessments.
After relocating to NJ, Dr. Chalice earned her first adjunct psychology professor position at Philadelphia University, now known as Thomas Jefferson University. She also began supervising a program which included recruiting, training, and licensing foster parents in Philadelphia, PA. Subsequently, she supervised a partial hospitalization program in NJ for adults diagnosed with mental health and/or substance use disorders. As she began to accumulate more adjunct professor positions, at various universities, she placed her sole focus on teaching in higher education. More recently, she completed a post- doctoral position completing forensic psychological evaluations, family reunification therapy, and therapy with children, adolescents, couples, women, and families referred by the NJ Division of Child Protection and Permanency. She also provided services to children in a Philadelphia elementary school.
Dr. Chalice recently completed a three-year Assistant Clinical Professorship of Counseling and Family Therapy at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Earning the Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions "2020 People of Purpose" award and the Dean's $10,000 research award, Dr. Chalice enjoyed the opportunity to demonstrate impact and influence at Drexel University. She has a total of twelve years of experience teaching in higher education and also provides continuing education training for Licensed Professional Counselors. In 2018, Dr. Chalice had the honor of being mentored and trained by Dr. Harry J. Aponte utilizing his Person of the Therapist Training (POTT) model. Dr. Aponte simultaneously walked Dr. Chalice through her own Person of The Therapist analysis, as they co- taught the 30 week- long POTT training model to first year Master of Family Therapy Drexel University graduate students. Dr. Chalice applies her POTT training to build deep and strong therapeutic bonds, and to assess and deliver effective interventions, in the present moment with her clients.
Dr. Chalice has always wanted to begin her own private practice. In response to the novel COVID- 19 pandemic, Dr. Chalice decided to begin her TeleMental Health practice, which serves Georgia, Florida, and New Jersey residents currently. Knowing that there will be an even greater need for professional counseling providers, she seeks to make her services accessible, while increasing the availability of culturally sensitive and culturally competent providers. In 2020, Dr. Chalice completed the comprehensive TeleMental Health Training Certificate program and became a Board- Certified TeleMental Health provider. Clients can be confident in knowing that Dr. Chalice gained the additional knowledge and training in delivering TeleMental Health best practices.
In Dr. Chalice's free time she enjoys spending time with her two precious sons! Gardening, exercising, singing, and dancing are a few of her hobbies. Oh and we cannot forget that Dr. Chalice loves ALL things water including swimming, aqua workouts, snorkeling, jet- skiing, and water- skiing!
National Board for Certified Counselors, Center for Credentialing and Education- Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider, Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia, American Counseling Association, The Black Doctoral Network.