Valerie Rivas

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC

Verified by Psychology Today
6 Endorsed
(210) 787-4457

Valerie Rivas

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC

Verified by Psychology Today
6 Endorsed

Location

In His Hands Counseling Center
8620 N. New Braunfels Ave
Suite 517
San Antonio, TX 78217
(210) 787-4457
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

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About

It takes strength and courage to accept when one can't handle parts of life, and so, I commend you. As a therapist, I accompany clients exactly where they are while offering unconditional acceptance and respect without judgement to build a safe and inviting counseling environment. Each client brings a set of unique morals, values, beliefs, and strengths which makes each person who they are. I treat ALL issues from adolescent to elderly within individual, couple, family, or group settings. Chronic Illness, Infertility, Miscarriage, Child Loss, Adoption, First Responders, Trauma, Abuse, Neglect & Adolescents are some of my interests.
Counseling is client-centered, focusing on feelings, understanding history, identifying healthy and unhealthy patterns, and recognizing adjustments to reach a more fulfilling, empowering, and purposeful life. Depending on clients, my approach is founded in Christ's teachings about spiritual, emotional, & physical companionships found in Ecclesiastes 4:9-12.
Having a Pre-Medical Bachelor's degree with 5 years experience in the medical field, has given me a knowledge base in serving clients with Chronic Illnesses: Diabetes, Cancer, & more. Also, as a Missionary in South Africa I understand accompaniment; the heart of walking alongside others with the ability to encompass "ubuntu," meaning, "I am because we are."
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Finances

  • Cost per Session: $125 - $180
Pay By: American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • License: Texas / 77202
  • School: Wayland Baptist University-San Antonio Campus
  • Year Graduated: 2016

Endorsements

Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, NCC, MCM

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, LCDC-I

Licensed Professional Counselor, JD, MA, LPC-S

Valerie Rivas's Groups

Touched by Suicide

A safe place to grieve and heal the suicide tsunami that changed your life as you knew it. Using the book Aftermath: Picking Up the Pieces After a Suicide by award-winning author, speaker and grief counselor, Gary Roe, this support group for adults will guide you on the journey through six major ways your life has been impacted. The journey may be slow. God is there - always. Group is Hybrid, and so, will meet in person AND virtually on the first and third Tuesdays of every month from 6:30PM to 8:00PM.

More about this group

Location

In His Hands Counseling Center
8620 N. New Braunfels Ave
Suite 517
San Antonio, TX 78217
(210) 787-4457
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Chronic Illness
  • Infertility
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Adoption
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Child Loss, Cancer, Diabetes, Blind/Visual Loss
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • First Responders & their Families, Miscarriage
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obesity
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American and Hispanic and Latino
I also speak: Spanish
Faith: Christian
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Cancer
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Adlerian
  • Animal Assisted Therapy
  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Gestalt
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Relational
  • Sandplay
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

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Last Modified: 17 Aug 2022
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Valerie Rivas

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC