Chris Rivera

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAADC

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2 Endorsed
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Chris Rivera

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAADC

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed

Location

Speak;Easy Mental Wellness
4829 E Beltline Ave NE
101
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
(616) 205-9114

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Chris Rivera is not currently accepting new clients.

About

In my experience working in the mental health field for the last decade, therapy is often sought after someone has suffered long enough or until the symptoms become unmanageable. It is my hope that as we continue to destigmatize mental health more people can feel comfortable utilizing this valuable service as a preventative measure and not as a last resort. My approach as a therapist is simple: helping others increase awareness and insight into their thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
I believe through careful introspection and analysis we can reach a level of compassion and acceptance for ourselves and others that may pave the path to emotional and mental wellbeing; or as I like to view it, “getting realigned.” I’m a proponent of therapy or the “talking cure” because I have experienced it firsthand.
I owe a great deal of my growth as an individual and as a human being to this process and it has been my passion to continue mastering this craft. My purpose lies in serving others in their own self-discovery. For me personally, it’s an amazing feeling to witness other’s transformations and getting to be a part of that-- however small. www.speakeasygr.com

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $75 - $220
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • ASR Health Benefits
  • Aetna
  • Blue Care Network
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Humana
  • Meridian
  • Optum
  • Priority Health
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 10 Years
  • License: Michigan / 6801094554
  • School: GVSU
  • Year Graduated: 2012

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: CAADC
  • Certificate Date: 2016

Endorsements

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC, ADS

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC

Location

Speak;Easy Mental Wellness
4829 E Beltline Ave NE
101
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
(616) 205-9114

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Counties
Neighborhoods
Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Grief
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino
I also speak: Spanish
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Gestalt
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Neighborhoods
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Chris Rivera

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAADC