RACQUEL RIVERO, LPC, RPT
I specialize in working with children (ages 3+), adolescents, and teens. My focus is on helping individuals build upon their strengths and gain insight into the areas of their lives that they desire to change. I believe that the therapeutic relationship and providing a safe environment are the building blocks that help me guide others in their personal growth and goal attainment. I strive to provide a caring, motivating, and supportive environment where clients can feel safe to explore any issues they bring to counseling.
I believe that helping individuals develop the skills necessary for change is an important part of counseling. I gear my therapeutic work to the needs and concerns of the client, utilizing cognitive behavioral approaches, play therapy, expressive arts therapy, solution focused therapy, and an overall eclectic approach.
I have experience working as a School Counselor, allowing me to provide insight into any school-related needs for parents and their children.
I am a bilingual national board-certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor. I specialize in empowering adults and adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationships, loss, trauma, abuse, and a wide range of life transitions. By creating a safe, genuinely caring, and non-judgmental environment, I help individuals, couples, and families navigate through hard emotional processes. I am passionate about helping clients tap into their inner strength, learn more about themselves, better understand their thought processes and motivations, and the impact that these may have on their feelings, behaviors, and interactions with others. I strongly believe in the power of a collaborative counseling relationship, and use multiple therapeutic approaches, based on each client’s individual needs. I use this approach to help my clients identify treatment goals, and develop positive change and healthy coping skills for life.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
I specialize in working with children and adolescents who may be experiencing anxiety and depression and require assistance in coping with their feelings. Empowerment through a therapeutic support enables them to gain confidence, manage their feelings and make positive behavioral and/or life choices. I believe this is important for them to build and and maintain healthy relationships.
Much of my experience is comprised of working with children in the foster care system. This has provided me with a crucial perspective of a child’s need for stability, consistent attachments and bonds, and a nurturing environment. Additionally, family involvement is key. I utilize play therapy, cognitive behavioral approaches, and an overall combined approach in my work.
I believe our life’s journey is enriched when there is an abundance of support, nurturing and knowledge.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
We all need support at different stages in our lives. Therapy is a healthy option to consider when we are going through a difficult time, need someone to listen to us and to receive support where we may not be receiving it elsewhere. Unloading and opening up without any judgment can be such a relief.
I am here to help you work through your problems, provide support in processing your current or past feelings, and assist you with developing the coping skills necessary for your personal success. I will provide you with a safe environment to work through challenges, help you learn and grow as an individual, and achieve your personal goals.
I have significant experience working with middle school and high school aged students. I have a warm, optimistic and nurturing therapeutic style. I believe in motivating my clients and assisting them in finding hope while overcoming any challenges they may be facing.