Emily Rivera

MS

Professional license# IMH18023

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(407) 443-8862

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Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Emily believes the suppressed traumas of our past hinder us from living a healthy future. These traumas become road blocks to future relationships, work ethic, self esteem, etc. Therapy gives clients the tools to process and unpack the past damage that keeps us from truly living. The process of doing this alone can feel impossible, and for this reason she became a therapist. The therapeutic relationship Emily builds with every client is fundamental for successful therapy.

She understands every individual has different needs and adjusts her sessions accordingly. She has experience in several therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Applied Behavioral Analysis, Expressive Art Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Marriage and Family Therapy, Play Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy.

Emily provides services to children, adolescents, LGBTQ, individuals, families and couples. Her specialties include trauma specifically domestic violence and sex related traumas, divorce, life transitions, autism and related disorders, eating disorders, and self esteem. As a former Registered Behavioral Therapist, she has a passion for behavioral modification and has experience with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Emily also has experience treating depression, grief, anxiety, stress, mood disorders, learning disabilities, ADHD, substance abuse, sex addictions, PTSD and various other issues. She considers herself to be a LGBTQ friendly therapist and along with her experience she really enjoys counseling clients within this community.

Emily earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre for the Stage and Communications from Bryan College, and a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She is a certified Victim Advocate and is a resource for victims of domestic violence and sex related crimes. Emily is also currently a Florida State Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern.

In her free time she can be found on the stage at various Community Theatre’s in the Central Florida Area. As a former dolphin trainer, Emily also loves animals and finds joy spending time riding her two horses.

“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different.”
-C.S. Lewis

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