Melissa Rivera

MHC-LP

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
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(929) 538-3225 Website

Melissa Rivera

MHC-LP

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

450 7th Avenue
Suite 504
New York, NY 10123
(929) 538-3225
Offers online therapy

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About

My primary goal as your therapist is to help you navigate challenges through a non-judgmental, collaborative and client-centered relationship. As an Afro-Latina female clinician, one of my passions is to serve people in my community and to help them find meaning in their lives. I employ an integrative approach to therapy to meet individual needs. This means that I integrate various techniques from several modalities to meet you where you are and help you achieve deep healing. The approaches that I use most often are Psychodynamic, Narrative therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral therapy.
I strongly believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship. My primary goal is to create a safe space where you will feel supported and respected, and where we both collaborate as equals to help you understand your experiences and goals. My work is approached with a multicultural consciousness and through a social justice lens.
Together we will work collaboratively by building on your existing strengths and discovering new ones that will help you achieve your goals. Let’s find your purpose together.

Finances

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • BlueShield of Northeastern New York
  • CDPHP
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • ComPsych
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Highmark
  • Highmark BCBS of Western New York
  • Independent Health
  • MagnaCare
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • NYSHIP | NY State Empire Plan
  • Optum
  • Oxford
  • PHCS Network
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Wellfleet
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • New York

Location

450 7th Avenue
Suite 504
New York, NY 10123
(929) 538-3225
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss

Client Focus

I also speak: Spanish
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Humanistic
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 28 Aug 2022