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Michael Rivera Psychotherapy, LCSW

Michael Rivera has served in the helping field for over 40 years, answering the call for help and supporting many groups and individuals since the late 70s. Through the years, he’s been blessed with the honor and privilege to experience God's grace and mercy in the lives of others. As such, he seeks to help others experience joyful and fulfilling lives.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Religion and Spirituality
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • CT Medicaid
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • Connecticut
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Provider
Profile
“I grew up in very difficult circumstances and have been the recipient of endless acts of kindness by friends, family, mentors, and strangers whose only condition was for me to do my best in this life and pass it forward.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I grew up in very difficult circumstances and have been the recipient of endless acts of kindness by friends, family, mentors, and strangers whose only condition was for me to do my best in this life and pass it forward.
What should someone know about working with you?
My objective is to help you achieve your goals by giving you the tools, skills, and opportunities to heal and grow as individuals, couples, and families. This requires a personal commitment from all parties to do the work, reflect on the journey, and share honest feedback.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
In following my integrated approach to counseling, my training is very eclectic. I choose from a mix of topics that will help inform and equip me to respond to mental health trends, build on my knowledge and skills base, and support my clients and colleagues. Past training has included leadership and supervision courses through Yale's Social Worker Fellowship and training in psychiatric pharmacology.
How do you help clients continue healing and growing after they've completed counseling?
One of the most important tools I share with clients is how to search for and identify resources that will support and strengthen their growth for years to come. This includes knowing the difference between positive and negative influences, knowing how to identify, find, and utilize positive supports, and knowing how to ask for and receive the support and resources you need.
“My objective is to help you achieve your goals by giving you the tools, skills, and opportunities to heal and grow as individuals, couples, and families.”
Interested in speaking with Michael?