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Dr. Essence Rivers
Psychologist, PsyD

Dr. Essence Rivers

Psychologist, PsyD (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
Columbus, OH 43220
Let's Connect (561) 658-4839
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Hi, I’m Dr. Essence! As a queer, multiracial and neurodivergent woman, I have first hand experience with trying to embrace my identity, find belonging, and navigate a world that wasn't made for me. When you begin therapy with me, you are starting a relationship with a psychologist who has walked the walk as much as she can talk the talk. I value showing up as a real person, so I connect authentically with my clients by balancing encouraging support with honest feedback and accountability. Through my own self-disclosure and personal stories, I aim to create a safe space for you to grow into your favorite version of yourself!
I specialize in treating complex ADHD (ADHD + another mental health disorder) in LGBTQ+ and BIPOC individuals. I am passionate about helping clients to uncover and embrace their full identities, find supportive communities, heal from trauma and discrimination and build lives where they can exist proudly, fully, confidently, and safely.
As a sensitive and empathic therapist, I take a collaborative and customized approach, where you learn to understand, accept and love yourself in new ways. In sessions, I integrate teaching, skill building, reflection and feedback. I also assign homework practices that empower you to initiate transformative change outside of therapy (where it matters!)
Take the first step to help. Call or Dr. Essence Rivers now - (561) 658-4839

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Customized Behavioral Healthcare

Columbus, OH 43220

(561) 658-4839

Sarasota, FL 34235

I am currently providing teletherapy to clients residing in PSYPACT states.
I specialize in ADHD, Anxiety and LGBTQ+ 
$170 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  
Let's Connect (561) 658-4839
Photo of Dr. Essence Rivers, PsyD, Psychologist

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Customized Behavioral Healthcare

Columbus, OH 43220

(561) 658-4839

Sarasota, FL 34235

I am currently providing teletherapy to clients residing in PSYPACT states.
I specialize in ADHD, Anxiety and LGBTQ+ 
$170 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $170
  • Pay by American Express, Cash, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Anthem | Elevance
  • CareSource
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Optum
  • Trustmark/OSU
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (561) 658-4839
Photo of Dr. Essence Rivers, PsyD, Psychologist
Dr. Essence Rivers
Psychologist, PsyD
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (561) 658-4839
Photo of Dr. Essence Rivers, PsyD, Psychologist
Dr. Essence Rivers
Psychologist, PsyD

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Ohio / P.08371 Dr. Essence Rivers
  • License: Florida Board of Psychology PY 11549 / 2022
  • Attended Xavier University, PsyD, Graduated 2021
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I am able to provide telehealth services through PSYPACT to clients living in PSYPACT states.
or call with questions - (561) 658-4839
Photo of Dr. Essence Rivers, PsyD, Psychologist
Dr. Essence Rivers
Psychologist, PsyD
"
I am able to provide telehealth services through PSYPACT to clients living in PSYPACT states.
or call with questions - (561) 658-4839
Photo of Dr. Essence Rivers, PsyD, Psychologist
Dr. Essence Rivers
Psychologist, PsyD

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • LGBTQ+

Expertise

  • Body Positivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Do these issues align with your needs? or (561) 658-4839
Photo of Dr. Essence Rivers, PsyD, Psychologist
Dr. Essence Rivers
Psychologist, PsyD
Do these issues align with your needs? or (561) 658-4839
Photo of Dr. Essence Rivers, PsyD, Psychologist
Dr. Essence Rivers
Psychologist, PsyD

Client Focus

Age

Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Single Mother

Ethnicity

Black and African American
Other Racial or Ethnic Background

Religion

Christian

Age

Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Single Mother

Ethnicity

Black and African American
Other Racial or Ethnic Background

Religion

Christian

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (561) 658-4839
Photo of Dr. Essence Rivers, PsyD, Psychologist
Dr. Essence Rivers
Psychologist, PsyD
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (561) 658-4839
Photo of Dr. Essence Rivers, PsyD, Psychologist
Dr. Essence Rivers
Psychologist, PsyD

Location

Primary Location

Customized Behavioral Healthcare

Columbus, OH 43220

(561) 658-4839

Additional Location

Sarasota, FL 34235

(561) 658-4839
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I am currently providing teletherapy to clients residing in PSYPACT states.
Take the first step to help. Call now - (561) 658-4839
Photo of Dr. Essence Rivers, PsyD, Psychologist
Dr. Essence Rivers
Psychologist, PsyD
"
I am currently providing teletherapy to clients residing in PSYPACT states.
Take the first step to help. Call now - (561) 658-4839
Photo of Dr. Essence Rivers, PsyD, Psychologist
Dr. Essence Rivers
Psychologist, PsyD