Hi! I am Rhaea Goff, the CEO and owner of A Rhaea Hope, LLC, company in Alexandria, VA. I am an educator, resilience coach, and a licensed clinical social worker with over 17 years in the human service field. Throughout my tenure, I have been privileged to advocate for the disenfranchised by facilitating substance abuse education classes and parenting groups, providing outpatient therapy, mental health services in the school setting, and more.
At A Rhaea Hope, LLCA Rhaea Hope, LLC, we are dedicated to helping individuals and organizations gain the skills needed to develop resilience. We help our clients address increasing demands, stress and constant changes in work and life. We do this by helping them develop skills to remain flexible in thought, behaviors and emotions. We assist individuals in recognizing that, with growth, there will be setbacks; however, with an increased capacity for resilience they will be able to carry on and focus on the big picture. We are a place of HOPE, for individuals, having difficulty managing stress or navigating challenges. For organizations we are a trusted partner, offering employee wellness trainings and resilience workshops. Our mission is to provide you with the skills and resources that will help you get through periods of growth and change.
I earned a bachelor's degree from Virginia State University in the field of Sociology and a master's degree from Norfolk State University in the field of Social Work.
Life wasn't meant to break you but to bring out the best part of you.
Rhaea (pronounced Ray-a) is my first name. In elementary school, my peers struggled with pronouncing my name. My kindergarten gym teacher noticed how frustrated I would become and taught me a trick. When I introduce myself, I should say "Hello my name is Rhaea, pronounced like A Ray-a Hope or A Ray-A Sunshine" and thirty plus years later, I still use it.
Both phrases encompass who I am. In most cases, I am able to give people tools and strategies to navigate through some of the toughest situations. Also, when people first meet me they tend to say "there is something about you; I just can't figure out what it is" but I have a sense that they are referring to the light that shines within me. My mission is to help my clients notice the light that shines within them. My ultimate goal, is to give them HOPE!